Winter. We are in the thick of winter. It is cold, windy, wet, and really no fun is being had on the farm, unless you are the bull. Despite all the negatives, we are very fortunate in North Carolina because generally we do not see harsh winters like other states do. It may get down … Continue reading Winter on the Farm
From our family to yours, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! We have been very busy with various farm projects and holiday gatherings lately...it is hard to believe the year is almost over. Our family also lost a very special lady over the holidays, my MeeMaw … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
I feel like if you ask any cattle producer what their number one priority is that they will respond with cattle care. We check our cattle every day to make sure they are doing well. It is important to us that they are healthy, comfortable, and have what they need. For the most part, we … Continue reading Cattle Care
Bulls are part of any cow-calf operation. Even if a farm chooses to use artificial insemination to breed their cows they will still have a "clean-up" bull on-site to breed any remaining open cows. What makes a good bull? How do you go about purchasing a bull? A lot depends on your farm's goals. A … Continue reading All About The Bull
I once had a professor that said there is nothing more beautiful than a newborn baby calf and I think he was right. There is just something about going out to check cows and finding a newborn calf that is so exciting. It is God's work and our hands taking care of the cattle … Continue reading Calving Season is Among Us!
Each year for the past 4 years, we have had one steer processed to provide our family with healthy and nutritious beef. Choosing to finish a steer for our own beef was an easy decision. We enjoy eating ground beef, steaks, roasts, and other cuts throughout the year and thought, how awesome would it be … Continue reading Beef is Nutritious
Have you ever had major anxiety before working cattle? I am talking can't sleep, stomach hurts, mind is racing kind of anxiety? Well, I have. Before learning about low-stress cattle handling, it was an ordeal to work cattle. I usually worked cattle with my dad and husband and there were times where they dreaded it … Continue reading Why Low-Stress Cattle Handling?
Where did July go? I cannot believe it is already the first of August! August makes me so happy because it is my birthday month and a transition month for work AND...we are closer to the fall season! Fall season=calves, cooler weather, more grass, you get the idea! I wanted to start out and give … Continue reading Progress
The past few days have been an emotional roller coaster for our family. Just when you think you can handle the hard truth about owning animals, you realize you can't because they are family and it is just hard when they get old. Our farm dog and sweetest family member Tipper is 15+ years old … Continue reading The BEST Farm Dog Ever.
Did you know that water is the most important nutrient for beef cattle? Cattle must consume high quality water each day to remain in good health. As you can imagine, providing water year round can be quite the chore, from cleaning water tanks to thawing frozen water in the winter. For several years now we … Continue reading High Quality H2O