Category Archives: Baby Calf Care

The Worst Job on a Farm

Some realities on the farm never get any easier. Death is one of those things. Loosing an animal is always hard. Making the decision to put one down – and having to do it – can be even worse. Knowing … Continue reading

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The Christmas Calf- Spot 2

My second official week of training has come and gone. Good is an apt description. I did find out I can successfully run for five consecutive days. Normally I like to go only two or three in a row, but … Continue reading

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The Frozen Water Saga

I hate to start a day on a sour note. Particularly if that day hasn’t even arrived yet. But Saturday night, as the weather forecasters kept harping on about the coldest weather in 10+ years and using terms like “60 … Continue reading

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Christmas Season on the Farm

Hello from the land of snow and cold! Since I last updated you we really plunged into the deep freeze, along with the rest of the country. I know we went at least several days without getting temperatures above zero, … Continue reading

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Nights that Freeze

3 2 1 And soon enough… -1 -2 -3 It’s only November, but the thermometer doesn’t seem to realize. It doesn’t know we don’t like negative temperatures this early in the winter. I suppose it’s technically still fall, but in … Continue reading

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