March 5, 2020

Remember that time we said we would never ever ever raise cattle again?

Remember when Mooku and Lando destroyed $3000 worth of fencing? Remember when we lost Ferdinand to Tetanus? And Blutarski to some random lymph node infection? And remember Malignant Catarrhal Fever...

March 3, 2020

It's like losing Shirley all over again! 

We had a rough morning this weekend. It was even my birthday. We had triplets and twins born the night before, and lost one to the cold. I had gone out to the barn to check on the remaining lambs, and feed one that was orphaned...

February 8, 2020

So MANY triplets! What is in the water this year!

Onyx not only surprised us with triplets, she surprised us with their size and the fact that she is taking great care of all three of them. They have just had their first round of vaccines, and they are going great.

Then...

February 3, 2020

Taking care of our super sweet Firestar made  me start thinking of lambs and data. She was born at 3.5 pounds, and another triplet born just a few weeks prior was born at 14 pounds. Those two are at wild ends of the spectrum for lamb sizes.

It made me (spreadsheet nerd)...

January 25, 2020

You may recall me discussing our history with triplet lambs here.

It's January, 2020, and we are just getting into lambing season. So far this month, we have already had 2 sets of triplets. These were both surprises, but maybe they should not have been. Onyx is a lamb w...

January 22, 2020

This little piggy was named Spanky. And this little piggy was named Buckwheat. And this little piggy got right into the trailer. And this little piggy climbed in 3 times and hopped back out.

This is the story of our 12 little piggies who are ANYTHING but small, and our...

December 12, 2019

OK, I won't lie, Autumn is my favorite season. Sweaters, hot apple cider, all the beautiful colors. I love fall. It seemed to skip us up a bit this year. We got tossed whole heartedly into Winter, weather we liked it or not (did you see what I did there? That was on pu...

November 7, 2019

The Colorado Poultry Association is hosting a poultry show in November, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. This is where Shannon shows birds for 4H each summer. We decided to pop in for this show, too.  Midnight was Reserve Grand Champion at the 4H fair, so we are taki...

September 25, 2019

WE

ARE

SPARTANS!

Just kidding, although I am. (Go Green, Go White)

I was looking at my sheep spreadsheet, which is one of my favorite spreadsheets to look at. And I realized that our last little lamby that was born, Peter Gabriel, became the 300th lamb born on the farm!

300...

August 26, 2019

Shannon and I had a blast at the 4H Fair. It was our second year, and we decided to add MORE birds this year. We had originally planned to bring a lamb this year, but being effectively homeless and having a lot of issues to deal with regarding the house, I just couldn'...