January 8, 2011

Putting Up Some Fence

 You know the drill, fence work is a part of the farm and ranch life, seems like by the time you the new fence up it's time to start again.  Well our place is no exception, so we have been puttin up a new section of fence, the old stuff finally rusted thru and a few head of neighbor cattle got through and tore the rest up. 

  We started a few last week with an "H" post , dug out two holes with that infernal contraption known as the post hole digger, we were gonna rent a powered one, but the stars and the money just didn't line up right, oh well. Two sacs of Sacrete and some 4X4 treated lumber and whammo, an "H" post.  After that its just a matter of driving steel "T" posts and stringing the wire, oh did i mention the clearing of the brush from the old fence line...now that part took a while!

Anyway here is the finished product, hope it lasts as long as the old one did!
 This is the final product, notice how the brush is cleared away, that was alot of tractor work and Hand clearing!
Here is the H post, still gotta cut the tops down a little, looks like a goal post hahahaha!

So there you have it , nothing like stringing fence!

January 1, 2011

Happy New Year and Happy New Donkey!!

 We want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!!  Lets hope 2011 is even better than 2010!
And to start this year off right , we have a miniature donkey born today at around 2:00 pm , so that's the first birth for us this year!
So without further delay, here she is, name is still up in the air at this point!

Mother and daughter are doing well, stay tuned , we'll be sure to keep you updated!

December 31, 2010

Dogs And Cats Living Together!

I guess when it's 23 degrees , we can all put aside our differences!  Can't we all just get along??

December 20, 2010

New Batch Of Piglets.

 The old momma sow has done it again, this time the offspring are a cross with a Large Black Hog.  She gave birth to 9 healthy little black pigs, If your in need of a pig, they should be ready in a few months!

December 4, 2010

New Chicks And A New Dexter.

 Well another December Dexter is here. its almost like clockwork huh?  Looks like a heifer this time, seems like its been bulls for the last three or four!  Yay !!
I just went out and checked , and momma and baby are fine, in fact the baby is up and walking all over the pasture, with or without mamma's permission.
Here is the last calf born in July I think, checking out the new friend.  Not the size on him, he will be one of the mini -sized Dexters, his mama has had nothing but smaller sized calves.  This heifer was borm this morning and she is almost as tall as him, curious indeed.
And of course Tanner in the background, he's mad because I won't let him in the back pasture to get stomped, how cruel I am.
 Anyway stay tuned I will get better pics when the other camera gets home, lol.

The New Chicks!

We got a new batch of chicks this week , all the old hens are running out of eggs hehehhe, so time for a new set of layers.

So in about four or five months, more eggs!  Can't beat that!

The only trick now will be keeping these little jokers warm enough, they are in the barn with two heat lamps on them, hope that's enough!    As always , I'll keep you posted!