Sunshine and Roses

Ha. Did you really think I’d be writing about sunshine and roses during calving season? Nope. Thank goodness, the weather is improving and at least the snow is leaving from the south facing slopes. Of course, that leaves mud and … Continue reading

Learning Fast

I’m taking the fast way out, by posting a video onto my Red Dirt Facebook page. No, you don’t have to have a Facebook account to watch it. This little calf looks half deer… but she was feeling good. Trying … Continue reading


Once calves are on the ground, you can’t just ignore the babies. Unfortunately, calves can easily pick up a bug, and some are nastynasty. Brandon does a walk through as the calves are taking their late morning nap. He looks … Continue reading

Little Shed on the Prairie

Vernon and I built this shed long ago, thinking maybe we could sell them, much like you see storage sheds sold everywhere these days. Well, we found out how long it took to weld the frame and tap the pipe… … Continue reading

Cold Ears

Yesterday’s post was about a different way to identify a calf until the weather is warm enough to put its ear tag in. We have a new way to keep those ears from freezing in the first place. Why bother … Continue reading