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Farm Name: Madessa's Menagerie

Year Farm Established: 1997

Location: Ft.Collins, CO

Years I’ve been farming: 17 years

Animals I raise: Poultry
Boer and LaMancha goats
Sheep
Hogs
Beef Cattle


Hobbies I enjoy: Horseback riding
Livestock showing


Club/Associations memberships: 4-H
Colorado Holstein Association
Wyoming and Colorado dairy goat associations
Colorado Poultry Association
American Dairy Goat Assocaiation
American Boer Goat Assocaition
Rocky Mountain Feather Fanciers


The proudest moment on my farm: When all the livestock species we own had babies.

Pets: Cats, rabbit, and bird.



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  HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG....P3 broke all the white out of his switch. Been looking on line but the replacement cattle switch is $102 wo/shipping.

1st...have you ever use one?
2nd...if so how do you attached?
3rd...have you found a cheaper way like going to Sally's?

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08/31/2011 08:27.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Sure hope I'm not a day late.....Good Luck With your Show and Lily.

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07/26/2011 05:51.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Well I fessed up to the lady who sold my the goats, what happened...She offered to sell me some more, she has one doe ready to go, and some does that are going to kid soon. So...My son really misses the goats, at first he wasn't too keen on them, (esp since he stayed in the pickup when I went into a store and they were in the back "bawling", a good way to embarrass a 19 year old) but they soon melted his heart esp when one day he was messing around and they started chasing him around the barn. So he keeps asking when I am going to get some more. So....
We are in the middle of a storm right now.. should probably close down to protect the computer.. will write more later.

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06/12/2011 06:15.59 PM Report This Comment  
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  Sorry to impose, but I have a few questions that I am hoping you can help me with...

My little girls, don't seem interested in the hay we have, and they currently are kept in the barn, due to it raining (pouring actually) off and on. I have been feeding them "stock and stable" horse feed mixed with some scratch grains ( they were started out on a multi species feed, by the same company but can't find it locally- warehouse is being a PITA about getting it to the store, not a store excuse.. I know for fact driving my boss crazy trying to figure out how to get some more in) Hopefully this weekend, will get an area where they can do some grazing.. anyhow..
I am giving them 1 3qt scoop of the feed mix twice a day and they seem to be starving when I go out to feed them. They are not losing weight, but can't really tell if they are growing as I see them every day.. Should I increase their feed? (I had weighed some and according to the bag it wasn't very much plus it goes by 100 weight and they maybe weigh 40 pounds each) so about 1/2# per goat.
When are goats considered adult? or full grown? (what age?) they are 6 months old. The person I bought them from said they were mostly Alpine, and according to the books they should be 32" at the wether when full grown.They are about 6 months old and about 24" at the wether, does that sound about right????
It is friday and I have the weekend off so come rain or shine, we are putting up atleast a med size "pen"... of course after I leave them in the barn and go to work, the sun shines and they are locked in (only the last three days)
Thanks for any help...

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05/27/2011 05:35.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Well as I was "walking" the goats our yellow lab escaped the confines of the house..and met the girls face to face. It actually went pretty well, no major disaster, they weren't too sure about his sniffing them and licking their faces and ears! I think the dog just views them as other dogs. They did try to get him to play with them through the fence one day so... I have told the men, that we needed to put him on a leash and introduce them to each other. Guess we don't have to do that anymore.
Put the ducks outside today, in a run that I used for the injured chick last year. It runs along the pullet coop/run. They seem a little itimidated by the sounds of the other animals, both domestic and wild. (we have a pasture that is full of pheasants) Wonder what they will do tonight when the frogs start singing. We have standing water in a pasture North of the house and they are really loud at night.
Well a few more things to do outside and then to get started on the house work.. It never ends...

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05/23/2011 09:24.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Mark will be going to a votech school in Watertown, Sd for mechanics. I know this summer is going fast. He will start Aug. 24.

The goats seem to be doing fine. Tried videoing them playing last night, but for some reason it didn't catch to the memory card. They were trying to convience our yellow lab to play with them. (even though there was a 6ft chain link fence seperating them) Took them for another "walk". Right now where they are there isn't any grazing so I take them out for walks and let them graze..

We figured out where we are going to put their shelter and build the fence, now just to get the shelter moved so I can work on the fencing. It is hard to imagine where to start w/o the building sitting there. Also need to figure out a gate, that I can get into when carrying thing, but keep them from getting out...

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05/19/2011 05:43.35 AM Report This Comment  
  I am holding off on the buck for awhile =) Yesterday was one of the nicest days, would have been great to work cattle and put up that goat yard.. but had graduation so that all got put on hold. Today is nice and warm out, but there is a 26+mph wind..and I am home alone today. Earlier I didn't think it was blowing so bad, but now it is ripping off the soffit on the house. I did get the goats out of the barn yesterday, but that is about as far as that got. Markus, my son built me a shelter for them, which is not where I am planning on putting the goats, but it is on skids. So need to decide a place and then get the fencing up.. Was hoping that Sat would have been nice.. but wind and rain..
I don't think will have to worry about M taking animals when he leaves home.. but he is the tractor runner.. guess I will need to practice this summer on running it. I can, just don't do it often enough..
The goats do pretty good on the leashes, since they are in a small area, I try to take them for walks so that they can graze some.. Yesterday had them out, when I was moving them,and took them to the horse pasture (the horses have been looking at them through the windows of the barn) they weren't so sure about the steer that was checking them out..glad it was the semi tamed steer.. my bottle calf from last year, he was more interested in the goats than the feed hubby was trying to give him..
I love farm life!

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05/16/2011 09:33.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Got my goats yesterday.. I ended up with dairy goats instead of boar.. They are a cross with toggenberg. Not sure with what. I always forget to ask.. but they are darlings. My collie has sat watch since we brought them home! she has left them a few times but the minute someone goes outside she has to come back. She doesn't bark at them just lays there and watches them. I doubt if they went into the shelter last night, they are watching her as close as she is watching them. Right now they are in a chain link dog kennel. I haven't seemed to be able to get them a shelter built but now that I have them will get a permant one built. (we covered an indoor dog kennel with a tarp for a temp shelter) I didn't get the male. As from what I read they get amourous early on and I don't want to have to deal with that right away. So got two little does. Hubby thinks I am crazy as I have also added two ducks to our animals.. Oh well, Last child leaving for college, I just don't want to have "empty nest" syndrome!

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05/03/2011 08:53.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Not sure what kind, I know there are two does and a buckling.. (will have to take care of that right away!) For now they will be "pets" and we will see how it goes from there. Maybe I will "expand" but for now..Pets.
I talked with my son and we have a housing plan, so just need to get the materials for it and figure out where to put it, not too worried for the summer but winter.Now to figure out how to take a pu to town to get materials.I am sure they are "mutts".
Well bull might have missed 2 cows. Still waiting for one who "looks" preg to give birth, but figuring he still did pretty good.

Hoping tomorrow is nice, they say it is supposed to be 63 but not sure how bad the wind will be! May get to go out and play...
Not much else going on, working on coming up with a record keeping system have the plan but now just getting everything transferred over, will also try working on that.
Have a great week..

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04/10/2011 07:33.52 PM Report This Comment  
  How are things going? Haven't heard from you for awhile. We are down to two cows left to calve. We have a wonderful mix of calfs. We thought that our black cows would give us black/white face calves since we had a hereford bull.. Well part are the black white face and part are hereford looking! They of course are all cute. We have one little hiefer who at 2 days old crawled through the fence and joined our yearling heifers. She really didn't want to go back with the cows. Usually if you see a calf running at full speed across the field, she is the one and mom is following looking like she is saying "get back here" of course she gets all the others riled up,so they are all playing.
A friend from work, has three goats saved for me, so as soon as I get a place for them I will get my goats.
We are finally seeing some nice weather, although we have some threat of rain and snow, it shouldn't last too long supposed to get up to around 52 today.
Well need to get ready for work. Have a great day.

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04/07/2011 06:40.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Love the pics of all your new babies... Once again today we are at 0 with a high of 1 for later! I want spring and babies!

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02/24/2011 06:23.19 AM Report This Comment  
  I tried coping and pasting the web site and it would not work. Can you re-post it?

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02/22/2011 11:43.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow has been a long time for me also.. didn't realize it has been that long.
Sounds like you have been busy. Everything is pretty calm around here now. We had about a foot of snow yesterday. It has been extremely cold on my days off and sunny and warm when I have to work. Haven't gotten to work with my horse that went to the trainer as it has been too cold (below zero and then the windchills), and icy.
Chickens are doing ok. They have had to spend a lot of time "cooped up". One of the roosters' comb has frostbite pretty bad but the chickens look good. Still producing.
We will start calving in March. Not sure how many actually got bred, but will only have a two to three week period of calving. Our rented bull kept visiting the neighbors cows. (never got another bull or had ours pg tested, one of those things that I thought hubby was going to take care of and he dropped the ball)

I had to take the heifers in to get their bangs vaccinations last week, that was another thing that almost slipped our minds. (thankfully we just have 4)

Still thinking about goats. Need it to stay warm to do some pen planning, but the other day hubby mentioned sheep. So now not sure. (he mentioned buying some bred ewes) but there was no discussion on it, so don't know why he threw that out there.
Never did get rid of my horse. Put it on a online as a giveaway, had several people asked if she was papered and when I said no haven't heard anymore.
Can't wait for spring... so many plans but weather sure hasn't cooperated.We still have two months of winter left.. sure hope it warms up some.

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02/21/2011 07:39.34 PM Report This Comment  
  It has been snowing off and on all day. Started with big white fluffy flakes and then went to the little dangerous ones. (the little ones are lighter and dryer and cause the problems with blowing snow around here) the weather channel says it is 13 degrees with a HEAT INDEX of 248.. (wind blowing at 29mph)..
Went out to put the chickens in and feed the horses. The cows are in, but it was getting dark and I just don't want to take the chance of them crowding me again. So I did all the chores except graining the cows so the guys can do that when they get home. I gave them grain this morning, when they were just starting to come in so they have had some and we put another big bale in the pasture this morning.
Worked on cleaning house, wrapping presents and some precooking today..Tomorrow starts my work week..
Have a Great Christmas and weekend..

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12/20/2010 04:02.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Still thinking about a turkey or two for next year.. Hubby thinks I am crazy! I work at a farm and ranch store and their present to us was an 19# ham.. so we are having ham for Christmas supper.
A gal came in today and mentioned she had 4 kids born within the last few days... I told her had to wait to spring. Just partially rescued two roosters. Partially rescued, cause a friends geese didn't like the roosters and he didn't want to cook them. So took the sucker route and brought them home. Right now they are still in a dog kennel near the coop. They seem pretty docile. Will finally get a good look at them tomorrow when I am home when there is some daylight, besides when the sun is coming up.
It is not the best time to get any new animals, todays temp was between 8 and 11 degrees. That is w/o wind chill factor. Today wouldn't have been bad, except for the wind. I really would like a day 20 degrees with no wind and a day off.
Have a plan for the men to do this weekend. Had a close call with being pinned by our cows against the feed bunk when I fed the other night, so they need to fix the gate so I can put the feed in before the cows come in. Although now that they found the round bale I made them put in the pasture, they aren't so viscious about getting the grain! We need to sort off our calfs- so we can make sure they are getting grain. They lag behind and when they come in there is no grain left and if I put more in the cows would eat it before the calfs get any..
We have some snow, which I don't mind, but it is cold out. We will have a white Christmas.. School break started today, but son will be working most days. Was hoping he'd be around to get some "work" done around here.
Hope all the kids are doing well. It sounds like a nightmare. Last calving season that was my greatest fear, having a cow have problems. We lucked out they all did it on their own w/o any assistance from us. (me being home alone and having problems..)
Well it is my bedtime.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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12/17/2010 09:05.33 PM Report This Comment  
  HELP!
How do you keep record in your books if you go to a show and all they give you is money if you placed in the top 3. No ribbon to show what P2 and Summer placed?

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12/06/2010 07:20.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, just wondering, you said Madessa's turkey weighed in at 30#, was it one she raised then? Turkeys sound more difficult than raising chickens, but I was kind of playing with the idea of getting a few next year to see if I can raise one for dinner. ( I know they get lonely so you need more than one, what is the least amount you can have?)

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11/30/2010 08:28.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, just wondering, you said Madessa's turkey weighed in at 30#, was it one she raised then? Turkeys sound more difficult than raising chickens, but I was kind of playing with the idea of getting a few next year to see if I can raise one for dinner. ( I know they get lonely so you need more than one, what is the least amount you can have?)

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11/30/2010 08:28.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh just let me tell you I wasn't happy when they took he poll off, but that's how they are showing down here. Clean face, neck and then hair from shoulder to butt. They clip smooth the part of the tail that the cow manure hits and then the rest is puffed out. She looks so different, but P2 has to get use to clipping because it will be mostly him when we wash and clip for the Jr Livestock Show at the end of Jan.

I have NO clue what's going on with Summergirl's hair. I think they must of clipped her to see how her marking would be and since they did not like them I got her. Since we bought these two sight unseen until Johnny got them to his house and took photos for us. I been using Main and Tail on her for a week, then moved onto some green aloe gel, but the main and tail made her skin and hair better. But I will change when I run out of the gel. She's not scratching and if it was the food, water, bedding...etc...wouldn't the boar be doing the same thing. We have another 2 weeks before P2 get his Hereford Hog Reg Papers in.

We had a cold snap for the week of Thanksgiving and now it warmed up and turned off rainning...LOL...no wonder why we all pass a cold or flu to each other.

P2 has 3 dz true Rhode Island Red eggs in the incubator, I think we stop turning them on the 18th of Dec.

We released the copper marans that P2 had left and it took the older flock about 13 days to kill every one of them. Then the babies with nothing on their legs got out and the Buff Org took them over and we have not lost one to a chicken attack. However an oppsuum came into the yard and ate several, however, I found him in the yard and hubby came out with the .22 and I with the spot light and it ate it's last meal.

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11/29/2010 06:53.09 AM Report This Comment  
  My sister and brother in law came out from Wa state for the holiday, my 9# pound chicken was plenty for us all. Last week we got about 4" of snow, but it never warmed up much. Yesterday was pretty nice, but the wind is coming up. Supposed to get more snow tomorrow. Today I skinned and dressed my son's first deer. I have gotten deer from the game warden (thining herds) before. But this is the first he has shot. She was big...
Tomorrow need to take sis back to the Airport. (129 miles) hopefully the snow won't be too bad =)
Well I need to head for bed, need to get up early to head out incase of bad weather.

Hope you had a good thanksgiving and enjoyed your turkey!

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11/28/2010 09:11.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Summer is at 665

Ruby stop worring, got her washed, walked and back into the mud

Mr. G is becoming a pain in the butt, we can't sneak out to feed them in the morning.

SummerGirl has a hair problem, where she is red she has little no hair and where she is white that's where all the hair is. She isn't scratching, but I made her hurt when I put main and tail all over her because she is sunburnt.

Ruby got into their pen and beat the living day lights our of the boar, but left the gilt alone?????

Show animals...aren't they so fun?

Tell M GOOD LUCK in the New Year with all her animals.

OMG on Lilia (sp?).

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11/22/2010 03:59.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Not sure how long will have her worked with. Atleast 30 possibly 60 just depending on what the trainer recommends. Haven't done much about getting rid of the other one as she doesn't have a lot of selling points, she may just be a giveaway. Possibly ending at a slaughter house, I just don't want to be the one to sign the death warrent. (directly)
My sister is coming for thanksgiving, so working today so I can get her from the airport tomorrow. Not ready for company as my days off have been dealing with water problems. ( I had last weekend off but we had to replace water lines and cement for the automatic waterer)
We have been having yucky weather. Not a lot of snow but low temps and snow that we have blowing. Need to get the guys off and then get to work.
Have a good week.

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11/22/2010 06:02.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Well we got a halter back on my palamino today, she is going to the trainer. It surprised me it went so well. There were some tense moments. Couldn't get her to move after her 1/4 mile run..(she got spooked) but she didn't balk at someone holding on to the halter. She also has learned to jump fences not go through them.
How is Madessa doing with her colts? I know you said she was beginning to lead them around.
I am so hoping that the training goes well. I have decided to get rid of her sister. We seem to make progress and then are back to square one. I do not have the time or experience to constantly work with her. I figure what it will cost to train the palimino is the same as buying a broke horse. (I got her sister free- was going to breed her, but then got to thinking that her offspring could be the same way) The palimino I did pay for and can be registered as a quarter horse. So besides desposition, she is one I would rather spend the money on for trianing.
Have a great day..

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11/14/2010 09:20.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Well Johnny just called me and said that he found a man who can bring the Herefords down two weeks earlier. So now I'm waiting for Nov 8th or 9th to roll around to get a call from Johnny letting me know if they got off loaded at his place. I can't wait to tell P2 this when he gets home.

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11/03/2010 09:39.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Did M every do the grazing beef project? We got the form YESTERDAY that should be turned in TODAY. So guess what...not this year, no rye is up, been in a drought.

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11/02/2010 01:32.19 PM Report This Comment  
  We didn't lose any roofs, but I thought for certian when I got home tuesday night the chicken coop roof would be gone. It was heaving in the morning, but held. Lost the tar paper off of it but it wasn't a big deal. (ok so son had to redo the paper!)
But between yesterday and today we got the shingles on the roof of the coop, except for the cap that goes down the peak.. but now should be rain proof. Also got 3 out of 4 walls insulated so we don't have wind blowing through the coop. Tomorrow will definatly need to figure out how to put a light in the coop. Since hubby decided to do a ceiling it is darker in there..but I think I can just use a brooder light fixture and hang it through the door. One of the windows, has a broken sash so plexi glassed it like a storm window..Almost ready for the winter!

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10/31/2010 08:33.05 PM Report This Comment  
  It probably was, we got about 1/2" of snow. some place North of us got 4". It Calmed down on Thurs. although it said it was 14 degrees out, after the wind it was beautiful.Our winds didn't get that high although there were gusts to 60. My son said he had been in a hurrican simulator at school and the winds were worst than that. Animals survived. I was worried that the roof was going to come off the coop as it was heaving when I went out tues morning but it held.. Project for this weekend... stablizing the coop! (problem I slept in until after 8 this morning.. oops)

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10/30/2010 07:48.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Well we were in the low 40 last and here I was thinking of allowing P2 to move the copper marans to the outside pen without a night light. May have to rethink this one...LOL.

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10/29/2010 08:27.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Called J.V. up and it looks like he will be back down from Duncan on the 21st of Nov. P2 has 2 appointments on the 22nd and it looks like we'll head that direction the 23rd. J.V. said that the breeder says they look really good. Just have to go with what they say and hope like all get out we can get the gilt to weight for Jan's show. If not P2 want show he'll just raise up and see which one will be a better mom, Ruby or the Hereford.

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10/27/2010 08:01.55 AM Report This Comment  
  OOPs did it again, replied to you on my farm!
We are getting our first snow, possibly blizzard. A lot of schools North of us cancelled. I guess the chickens spend another day "cooped up". Yesterday I left them in as the winds were between 35 and 50 mph. I need to make some modifications (the door to let them into the yard is too big- great if I want to go from yard to coop, but too big for winter it seems to catch the wind) The winds haven't calmed down. Tomorrow is supposed to calm down and get up to the fiftys and stay decent the rest of the weekend.Need to finish weatherizing the coop, but the crops are in and it won't take long, just need some "Male" help.
Today is my early day at work, so better go finish getting ready and go check the animals. Mostly worried about the chickens, as they are small and I now have 7 in a coop big enough for 20.
Have a great day!

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10/27/2010 05:27.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Since your in Co you must get some cold weather, do goats get a winter coat like the horses and cows do? I have been looking at the message board about goat houseing and they mentioned hoop houses, and was just wondering if they would be sturdy enough to keep goats warm. Our cows and horses had access to the barn (go in and out at their pleasure) but they really didn't go in too often.
Winter is coming and I really have to remind myself to wait until spring to get goats. But no matter when I get them they will have to go through a winter or two back here, and I know others keep goats back here..

The pictures on the thread would be perfect for summer around here and moveable, w/o too much work. But winter housing is what concerns me. Can't figure out how to get them access to the barn (which would be the perfect solution)
today is foggy and cold. Yesterday was nippy, I think fall is here. Didn't get the coop insulated or shingled. Of course I was willing just couldn't get some help to get me started....( got the insulation, and we have some old panneling in the rafters that I want to use to put on the inside of the coop, but the guys never got the pannelling down and don't want to put the insulation in until I can enclose it- so the chickens don't peck at it) So.. other priorities got in the way AGAIN!
Have a good week...

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10/18/2010 08:19.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey did you all put down lice and mite powder down in the pig's show pen before you moved them in?

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10/13/2010 02:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
  P2 asked me this mornig while feeding up, should we weight the pigs feed dry and then add the 4 cups of water or do we need to weight with the 4 cups of water?

When we got the new pellet feed, I'd just asumed to weight it dry and then add the 4 cups of water because it's just to get them to chow it down.

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10/12/2010 08:00.40 AM Report This Comment  
  How's the calf doing? We got our 1st calf out of this calving season over the weekend. P2 was madder then the Hatter, when he saw a male cayote bouncing across the front field.

Oh how is Lillia doing?

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10/11/2010 01:55.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations on the new calf. We only calve in the "early" spring. This fall has been nice enough to calve, we have had 80 degree weather the last few days, way too hot for October.
The progress isn't going to fast with the one horse, she is ok as long as she is chewing, but otherwise won't let us touch her... Bit off more than I can chew, wish that the trainer would have been available when I was home full time. Not ready to give up yet though...but need to decide if we are going to leave her in the roundpen once it snows, transporting water may be a problem.

Need to try to figure out how to clean the automatic waterer today, with just two horses drinking out of it, it isn't flushing itself out.
Of course I had to work the weekend, have today off and the guys have school or work...guess I will just putz along and see what I can get done!

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10/11/2010 06:25.30 AM Report This Comment  
  What did you all do when your animals are back to back (showing at your fair)?

I know Summer (heifer) will take more time then Ruby (pig), however it looks like Ruby will go first and then P2 and Summer will be hoofing it to the other side of the barn for the beef class.

Our internet is down at the house right now and I can't get email, so that's why I'm posting it here.

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10/06/2010 12:23.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Finally got time to go and get my replacement chickens. I now have a variety. They are used to free ranging, but they seem to huddle in the coop more than the others did. My coop and pen sure look big now. I got 8 and I had 14.
I have been making small steps with my black filly. She is isolated in a round pen within the corral. She is letting me pet her while feeding her which is progress. We are working on both sides, she is a little shy on one side.
Fixed my first homegrown chicken last night, unfortunatly I was the only one home to enjoy it, but it was delish. They'll get it for supper tonight. I do believe next spring I will get more butcher chickens.Will do more planning so I know exactly when I plan on butchering.
Still looking at some goats, but holding myself back until spring. We are trying to finish up getting ready for winter. Slowly we are getting our wheat harvested, weather finally is cooperating, now if time would.
Well need to go get ready for work. would love to stay home and "play" outside, finally got the house liveable again yesterday! so I could go play..

Come visit me, Moen Farms.

10/05/2010 09:19.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Count down until the day we bring the animals to the fairgrounds...15 days and that's not counting today. Thinking of waiting to we get Ruby to the fairground before she gets her bath. As long and the ground stays hard and the dirt around their pool stays dry and hard, we "should" be in good shape.

4H meeting today at 1:45

Come visit me, The Homestead.

10/04/2010 07:17.57 AM Report This Comment  
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