Recent Updates From The Farm

July 10, 2020
Feels like we've been in a bubble the last week or so with rain all around us (see radar picture on left :/ ). Forecasts indicate we'll get some this weekend so we've got our fingers crossed. In case we don't get any rain, we spent time this week getting our irrigation equipment ready to "make our own rain" by pumping water out of our farm ponds into nearby fields. This requires a lot more labor but has a big impact on our fields that are drying out.
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June 26, 2020
Rain! We finally got a good rain, 1.5” on Sunday and .4” on Monday! What a difference it makes. We went from dust and brown to back to green. Our pastures are in really good shape because of all the rain and cool weather in the spring. Most of our spring field work is done so now we are turn to our summer project time. We plan on putting up some hoop buildings to provide a better winter environment for the cows and lots of fencing projects.
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June 19, 2020
We received this cute picture of a young healthy food eater from our friends at Grace Truck! We spent this week getting caught up on some farm projects that were put off with the silage/planting efforts over the last few weeks. Nice to get a break from long tractor days.
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June 12, 2020
Been lots of long days on the farm. Ace & I have gotten too much tractor time together, I think she is ready to go back to moving cattle with me. The last 2 weeks of May were non-stop rain so everything got delayed & compressed into the last couple weeks. We chopped 150 acres of ryegrass for silage, spread manure and then this week planted corn on 250 acres
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June 5, 2020
Busy week of chopping silage, hauling manure, and planting corn.
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May 29, 2020
We have decided to name this calf "Embrace" after a Facebook suggestion from Joe Grilliot as it was born during a time of racial tension in our country.
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May 22, 2020
Lots of rain has kept us out of the fields but has been great for our pastures.
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