Sunday, June 28, 2009

Last calf of the year

Myrna the cow FINALLY calved today. She is named for my mom. this morning when I was doing the chores I noticed that Myrna was missing from the herd. I found her and her calf hidden near the willows. It was great to watch the little calf try to stand for the first time. Nothing beats a new baby! We decided to name the little calf after my sister Lorri (hope its a heifer!). Lorri was feeling left out since we had several cows named after relatives. Now she is "famous" too.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Busy weekend

The rain has finally let up so we have been busy. We got our chicken tractors whipped into shape and put out in the field so we can move the years first batch of broilers out of the brooder. We also castrated our 6 bull calves (Levi learned how to throw a calf and 2 of the calves learned how to throw Levi). This evening we held the first annual Running Water Farms Testicle Festival. Since we only had 11 testicles or "Rocky Mountain Oysters", we had to augment the dinner with Sage Pesto, Apple Plank Grilled Pork Chops. I know what you're thinking "6 calves, 11 testicles, that's....odd." Well, in the mother of all ironies, Uno had only well, uno. May have found some Berkshire breeding stock in Arizona so another road trip in our near future. I think we are the only farm in Wyoming with anything but cows or sheep.