Good Morning! We have an Annie update. She is now 2 weeks old and appears to not be 100% blind. While we have never seen her nurse, she certainly acts like she knows how and has been decreasing her bottles due to lack of interest on her part. . . . She is completely sweet and almost dog like with her tail wags. She comes when we call her and is very beloved by our kids. Her Mom however seems stressed by not being with the herd and with Annie doing better in terms of eating and moving, we are adding her to the others. . . . It’s been an emotional rollercoaster with Annie’s first two weeks. She is a fighter though! Have a great day! . . . #farmbaby#blindcalf#shesafighter#dontgiveup#differentlyabled#calves#beefcalf#smallfamilyfarm#happycow#rotationalgrazing#sustain#naturevnurture#lomah
Thanks for the great name suggestions and Chip, Doughboy, Oreo all were considered. Then the kids worried Avett would make fun of a boy baby with a sugary name 😂 Where do they come up with this stuff?! . . . With Avett being named after a brother band, we thought another brother band was in order. Everly was proposed and rejected for being too girly (I have GOT to teach those kids more about the classics, clearly). And get outta here with Jonas Brothers. 🙄 . . . Noel and Liam Gallagher from Oasis were my favorite brother band of the 90s. So Beatlesque. So swoon-worthy. Who could pick a favorite brother?! I cried when they broke up. Do yourself a favor and crank Wonderwall as we welcome Gallagher to the Land of Milk and Honey. Can’t get behind Champagne Supernova? Then we are in a fight. . . . Swipe right for this guy’s eyelashes. I mean honestly!!! Is there a boy on 🌏 that doesn’t have great eyelashes?! And for why?? They don’t use them. Can I get a witness?! . . . What’s your favorite brother band? #oasis#lettherebelove#blackbeefcalf#beefcake#eyelashes#overthetoplashes#farmphotographydaily#wisconsinfarm#farmlife#cowmom#smallfamilyfarm#rotationalgrazing#sustainablefarming#modernfarmer#beginnerfarmer#farmbaby#lomah
Life is definitely returning to the soil. And it will get to stay there too. Phase one- turn monoculture into pasture. ☑ Next we have to install fences for spring livestock additions (dexter or sheep). I can't wait for the rotational grazing system to kick off! Mini prairie! Yeep! Our permaculture plans and dreams are ever so slowly becoming reality. #farmlife
Another absolutely lovely bunch of people today at our 4th Demonstration Day @thesaileanproject ! So much knowledge and many amazing ideas were shared. Thanks to all attendees for a successful day!
I made a thing for my sheep and they’re using it! 🤩👩🌾💪 They’ve got plenty of tree cover at the moment but soon will be rotating to parts of the farm where they’ll need shade and cover. Between this shelter and conquering portable electric netting, we’re now on the move!
Final product! Really happy with the way this coop turned out. We were able to get it completed and housed with chicks in less than 10 days. These youngsters will be on pasture in about a month after their feathers are fully developed