Many dairy farm families have had to work through a difficult calving together and my family is no exception. Back in June, our four year old cow, Rose, was in labor with a calf that was facing forward, but was upside down. Compounding the problem was the calf's head-which kept flopping over to the side. Our vet drove across the county to assist us and we all focused on manipulating the calf in order to extract it without harming Rose. We rolled Rose over to untwist her uterus so…
My elders are always saying that time never seems to slow down. As the cool crisp air of fall brushes against my cheeks, I cringe at how quickly this past summer flew by. It seems like just yesterday it was the middle of May, and we were separating the show yearlings from the rest of their age group. Thus marking the beginning of summer. We had the county state fair selection show, dairy breakfast, and enjoyed a nice Memorial Day weekend all while school was still in session. It wasn't until…Continue
Added by Christina Winch on September 9, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Corn harvest started here this week. That means long days and short nights around here for a month or better.
Harvest is my favorite time of year. I like it more than New Years for that feeling of renewal and new beginnings. However, it does present a few challenges. For me, I become a single parent as my husband is in a corn chopper sun-up to sundown. I don’t mind a bit, but keeping the household running at it’s typical efficiency – which occasionally hits moderate success, but…Continue
Added by Karma Metzler Fitzgerald on September 5, 2014 at 2:58am — No Comments