May 10, 2020

I have always felt it an honor and an obligation to take the best care of our little piece of land that I can. 

Last year, I signed up for an online series of classes with CSU all about land stewardship. There were many things I knew already - and knew we needed to do....

May 3, 2020

I remember a day a long time ago... we got a bucket, and a towel.  We kicked the former, and threw the latter.

'Cause we bought the farm. Get it? (Kicked the bucket? Threw in the towel? Bought the farm?) We thought it was funny.

We talked of a lot of things back then. Bu...

April 28, 2020

That wasn't very nice. Not THAT moving day. Today was a "move some baby birds outside day". Hooray!

I got a hold of some stuff recently, and had a chance to repurpose a few things to make a safer environment for some birdies. 

First, we obtained a fenced in pen for some...

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