Sunday, March 1, 2009

Late February farm work

We have a lot of exciting news on the farm front. You realize if I started the blog with the opposite comment you would probably just browse at the pictures and nothing else. Anyway.
This picture here is of Scott's 8950 Case IH tractor and his Vermeer BP8000 with the final cut attachment. In late Jan. he came down and ground hay for me and this time I got some pictures. By grinding the hay it grinds the less desireable hay in with the high quality hay reducing the cows ability to sort out the bad. The processor has knives in the bottom to grind whatever it can reach while the bale rotates falling lower and lower in the tub. The bales are lifted in from the rear. The hay is thrown out the side as seen below.
Below is a picture of Kenna, Scott's dog. She is a tri-color border collie.
I did not take any pictures of the cows but they are all doing well. Official due date to begin calving season is Mar. 19 for the spring cows. They are all carrying good flesh and showing signs that calving is just around the corner. The fall cows/calves are growing well and weaning time is just around the corner. Scott and I frost seeded our pastures last week. We used a mixture of birdsfoot trefoil and red clover. I am excited for spring. One last thing: We have two head of cattle ready for slaugter and are looking for buyers. We will sell quarters, halves, or a whole beef. Email or call for details. They will be ready April 1. What is better with the seasons changing that firing up the grill and slapping a corn fed angus t-bone or sirloin steak on? Mmmmm. "Honey! Fire up the grill."

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