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Farm Name: The Homestead

Year Farm Established: 1999

Location: Mount Hermon, LA

Years I’ve been farming: 14 years

Animals I raise: Hereford cattle, pigs, chickens & 4-H Show does

Crops I grow: vegetables

Hobbies I enjoy: the animals

Club/Associations memberships: 4H Parents

The proudest moment on my farm: Not having to tell our son that he needed to get in there and help with the piglets being born.

Pets: La-La (dog), a lot of goldfish and tropical fish, Gre-Gre (come back cat), Bob

Farm Motto: Hoofing4P2!


Farm Blog
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  I hope your hand is better. I am trying to prime and paint my flatbed for the 3/4 ton truck but cold and damp temp it takes time to dry between coats. the sub frame is almost done . I have started working on my 380CK SO maby I can get the loader mounts made and get the loader on it. It will handle bigger logs than the 3130 . Have happy Easter and I will try to get back with you sooner . Mike

Come visit me, MIKE,S GWMR.

04/19/2014 02:21.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Luck to the kids that are going to the Wasington Parish 4-H Achivement Day.

I'll be under the livestock barn doing the poultry table and keeping an out on P2's goat show crew.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

04/15/2014 07:24.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Well if Papaw and Mamaw come up this weekend, Terry's 4 geese will too. If not we will pick them up on the 26th on our way home from LSU attending the goat forum.

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04/14/2014 07:30.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Easter is how many days away? I don't think I can take another hit on the head with hell from a suprised t-storm.

I know I will be complaining yet again when summer hits and we are hot and DRY.

So hang in there with me. Please? LOL

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04/11/2014 07:21.09 AM Report This Comment  
  I want to put out a BIG "THANK YOU!" to all the familes and bussiness that chipped in to help purchase 2014 Livestock Pins for the kids that completed their 2013-2014 4-H or FFA Livestock Project.

Go Washington Parish Show Team!

Thank You for Your Support!!!!!!

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04/10/2014 12:32.28 PM Report This Comment  
  The ground is wet aint looking forward to what we will be blessed in summer weather. Hot & Dry.

Lost a brooder due to the t-storms. Hoping to get in there and remove the run from it and see if we can fix or replace the entire thing. Sure would be nice if we can just replace the north side of it and get another year out of it.

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04/10/2014 09:16.50 AM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing. It has been nice here .Today we are getting a good rain and I was lucky we got my next project home and put out of the way till I get it running . I have a 1961 BC 164 IHC truck It is a cab and chassis now . I have one pix of it here. see you later Mike.

Come visit me, MIKE,S GWMR.

04/07/2014 11:16.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh man the t-storms rolled through here this weekend. Chicks seem to make the powerless night okay. Lost 1 out of 35. Good odds I would say.

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04/07/2014 07:41.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Sorry I am just now replying back to you. Thank you for welcoming me to Hobby Farms. As of right now I do not have any livestock. The animals I mentioned on my farm profile is what I plan to have. I am currently in the Army and deployed. I am in the planning phase of Shugga Wugga's. Hopefully the farm will be ready June 2016.

Come visit me, SHUGGA WUGGA'S FARM.

04/06/2014 01:31.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Vet check is complete. Wind is picking up and they are calling for PM showers. Wonder when they will come in.

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04/03/2014 11:59.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Vet to come in the AM to vet check Amy's litter. Then we will be good to go for another 2 wks and then they need to get a booster and just worry about growing.

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04/02/2014 07:03.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Pichu, Pixel & chansey got their tattoos over the weekend. So we have a permint ID when P2 needs to get health certificates in September when he shows.

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04/01/2014 11:59.46 AM Report This Comment  
  love your pics! Cute boy as well~! good luck

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03/31/2014 10:46.43 AM Report This Comment  
  I thought you were getting eggs at home instead of having to buy them?

Come visit me, Mindalong West.

03/28/2014 02:48.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Will be taken the lower 3 boars out of Rose's litter to the vet in the morning. My hand is still not up to snuffy and I pushed it yesterday cleaning the shelter for the goats.

Amy's litter is making it. Moved the heat lamp up while I'm away at work. Amy is still aggressive and I feel she might need to go in 21 days. Since she has mainly males, the vet will come out to our place next Thrs to help castrate and give 1st shots. Don't think I'm ear notiching this litter, they are all so different except for the twins (1 has a set of wattles and the other dosent). The litter looks healthy except for the one that got cut on the back. The cut is too small for Amy to have done it, I think 1 of the other piglets did when they scrape for tets.

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03/27/2014 07:29.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Decided no to go to meat works tomorrow.....shall experiment with a truck over the next few weeks and may be we shall buy one instead and my brother might drive it up and down with pigs on.....40 pigs 1300 including GST(tax)....a lot but she only has a 28foot long tray. the other bloke has 56 foot of space so more could be taken but he is off on holidays so shall have to wait till he gets home.......want to take more 18 per week is not enough to make ends meet

Come visit me, Mindalong West.

03/27/2014 07:16.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Amy had her 1pigilt around 5PM it wasnt until 9PM when we thought she was through.

The vet fron USDA may becoming out today to test P2's flock to keep up his health certificate for showing chickens. If not he'll catch us next week or next. Just now we will have to deal with Lemon (p2's bantma roo). Oh what fun that will be

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03/26/2014 04:52.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Mr. Larry dropped off Chansey and stayed for a few minutes.

Piglets got their booster shots over the weekend.

Chansey was let out for the 1st time Sunday AM with a leash. She did well but Pichu the herd leader. Picked them up and turn out again that PM. Chansey was let out without the leash and they went to work on the fresh growth on the the black berry bushes. Now I got free weed eaters for the woods. They don't like the clover like the cattle.

Amy may be a wk or 2 from delivering.

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03/24/2014 06:48.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Well sheep gone, but he left behind "barbers pole eggs" on the pasture or what is left of it so it has to sit for a season before we can run anything on it otherwise it will kick start and affect any new animals we put on. We are also out of pocket by around 20K. he was not paying any agistment and would not shift his sheep either....a
any way finally he has gone, but left a trail of destruction...he was not registered with the Ag Dept either, so who knows what he is capable of ........

Come visit me, Mindalong West.

03/24/2014 06:47.25 AM Report This Comment  
  am looking forward to the winter just so tired of these hot days!

Come visit me, Mindalong West.

03/24/2014 06:44.00 AM Report This Comment  
  always got babies to brag about......but got more whites than brown and whites at present. want to wean out the whites and steadily increase the brown and whites.

now the workman is gone I have a bit more to do but once I get on top of it i should be fine.

It was just a pity some of the work was not up to standard like the pig hut roofs, but the next one is back on thank goodness to day and it took me nearly a day to complete

been going weekly with pigs......and can only take a few as they are so heavy......Put two browns away today see what they give in a day or so and got a few more in my weigh shed to put away tomorrow

Come visit me, Mindalong West.

03/24/2014 06:43.00 AM Report This Comment  
  With fingers crossed Mr. Larry will be brining a nubian doe to our house for P2 to show along with his boer % does that we got last weekend.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

03/21/2014 08:39.23 AM Report This Comment  
  We let everyone out. Have to keep a keen eye on Pixel, she is very aggressive. Does the zedoic come into play here? If so even though she's a goat she was born in the capricorn section.

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03/19/2014 06:13.46 AM Report This Comment  
  P2 picked up 2 show does from Mr. Larry. P2 will show them through Feb 2015 & then return them back to him. Will post picks when I can.

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03/17/2014 06:43.50 AM Report This Comment  
  It is starting to warm up here some of the trees are starting to bud. I have my old 380 back at the shop and am working on it now . I hope to put a loader on it to use at the saw mill it should handle the logs better than my Kubota. I hope you are doing well. Mike'

Come visit me, MIKE,S GWMR.

03/15/2014 02:37.45 PM Report This Comment  
  hi
the barn in the pic is my work shop. i am learning to build furniture. I to am making a lot of saw dust and more times then I like to admit good fire wood. My wife and I both work so I only get to work in my shop on the weekends. we are looking to get some more animals, we are hoping to get two pygmy goats but we will see how that works out. Turkeys are also on our list. Take care Joe

Come visit me, Oreillys.

03/14/2014 01:07.44 PM Report This Comment  
  35 this AM and they are calling for upper 60 this PM. No wonder noone is feeling well around the house.

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03/13/2014 06:02.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Dorito, isn't doing to good. Since she's the runt of Rose's litter she got the very short end of the stick when it comes to feedings. P2 has tried several times to bottle feed and she refuses the bottle. As long as we can keep her warm she's still going.

Went to the coop and purchase a bottle of B-complex to give her a shot per day for 5 days. To see if this will give her a boost.

Time will tell.

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03/12/2014 06:31.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Piglets got there 1st shots & boosters will be given in 2 wks and then thinking of weaning.

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03/09/2014 07:58.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Pic explained: Aggron P2's boer wether jumping on comand and Cyndaquil (red Wattle & Duroc) on his left staying put.

Other new pic: Rose and her crew.

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03/06/2014 08:49.37 AM Report This Comment  
  25 chicks have landed, brown leghorns from TSC. They be in the inside brooder for a couple weeks and then moved into the outside brooder for grass and leg room.

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03/06/2014 06:47.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Nothing like bagging up to go and get the little ones all warmed up. Man the sleet came and covered EVERYTHING! P2, Aggron & Cyndaquil got 3 bails of hay to the pig pens. Busted them up and we did the wait and see if they'll make it. Got a path worn down from the yard gate to the west gate on the pig pen.

Well Rose can't be too hot in this weather, don't know about her litter.

Cant castrated with a cast on mu hand. Oh what fun? NOT.

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03/05/2014 07:15.59 AM Report This Comment  
  WACKY WEATHER!!!!!!

11 alive baby pigs. Way to go Rose!

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03/03/2014 03:47.13 PM Report This Comment  
  From 6 to 10 this morning, Rose had her litter. 2 came DOA & now waiting waiting to see how she will do without being in a crate.

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02/28/2014 11:32.10 AM Report This Comment  
  With help from P2 we ran an extension cord to pig pen 1 and put up a heat lamp. Suppose to be 27 again tonight. No babies yet.

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02/27/2014 07:29.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Mist/Rain is here, still no babies, if I could swing it I would cut her meals in 1/2 and feed her 3 times a day. But with P2 at school and I'm working, I don't think this would happen.

Aggron and P2 walked the width of the heifer field and he's jumping so he must be getting over the pain of being banded.

Cyndaquil is still having junk in the eye issues and their isn't nothing I can do about it until the weather stays steady. I need to get the hay out of his shelter, but with a broke hand and it being wet it hard.

Spring will be hear and you know they say, a wet winter is a dry summer for us, aint looking forward to 100*F weather in Louisiana.

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02/26/2014 06:04.21 AM Report This Comment  
  No babies yet but they are calling for rain today and the low Wed night to be 27*F. Guess she's waiting on nasty weather to go into labor.

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02/25/2014 08:00.34 AM Report This Comment  
  P2 took Rose's water tub out of her pen just encase she did deliver last night. No babies this morning, but her heavy breathing is still there. No signs of pushing and no mucus. Hoping she'll hold off till this Friday since he has Mardia Gras Holiday coming up.

Loaded up all the show bulls and moved them to their new home without nose ring or halter. Got a repreive from feeding. P2 has picked out 4 newborns so them and their moms will be taken out of the herd and brought to our house to feed out, halter break and start the entire process all over again.

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02/24/2014 07:12.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Well fog, heat & walking doesn't do someone in a cast any good. But things got to be done. P2 been stepping in where he can. But he now knows just how much I do without his help when his asthma got him down.

Will find out how bad my hand looks like after they cut the cast off on Friday.

Rose's breathing rythm has changed wondering if just how long she got left before the babies want out. Would like to see her udder line fuller, but then again Amy did the same thing as a 1st time gilt delivering babies.

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02/20/2014 07:54.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Cyndaquil will get his 2nd shot today rain or sunshine. P2 will just have to carry him to the house if it rains. We think he has pneomnia because he and Aggron were away at my Ma-Maw and Pa-Paw's house while P2 showed his livestock for District and State Jr. Livestock Shows. Ma-Maw said he would tear up a bottle nipple and so she would get him to drink from the pitcher. He was so hungray one morning that he inhauled his milk and could not catch his breath. So he must have liquid (milk) in his lungs.

Took him and Aggron out for a walk yesterday afternoon. Cyndaquil kept up with the goat. But to make sure his over the worse, we are giving him another shot. Don't need a relasp and with this weather it may turn cold again.

Can spring get her sooner?

Rose missed the 15th due date, which is great since I'm in a cast and we were away for P2 to show. No milk in her udder but the babies have dropped. She swelling and unswelling in the back. Maybe the 24th of Feb will be her due date.

P2 is itching for more babies.

Ideal order wont come in until May because we don't want several shipments and maybe the weather will be settled by then and we can use the outside brooder.

Friday I will go see about my hand.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

02/18/2014 08:13.50 AM Report This Comment  
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