Do I need a hay ring?

Do I Need A Hay Ring? Do I need a hay ring? YES!!! Everyone has done the research that shows you will lose as much as 55% of the round bale with out doing any type of containment on it. I watched and / or read about one that lost as little as 5% +/- […]

SA Parade 2017

San Antonio Parade. San Antonio Western Heritage and Cattle Drive. Every year before the rodeo in San Antonio, Texas there is a parade. Lots of wagons, horses, and a real life cattle drive. We decided to get our chores done a bit early. Then took the family once again on a little Texas Adventure. The […]

First calf of 2016.

Well our newest member. Bout time. We was starting to worry a bit, but finally here he is. Hopefully the rest will all domino soon. Well now we have to decide what to do with all the extra milk. Most of it will be fed to the pigs. They will be in hog heaven. Not […]

We got hungry. Who is the lucky candidate for freezer camp?

We got hungry and was running low on groceries so it was time to fill the void. We butchered a steer that we raised. He was about 14 months old. Our neighbors came over also yesterday to help. We estimate we got 300lbs of meat out of the fella. Nothing like raising your own animal […]

New additions to our farm.

These wonderful little bull calves will be castrated and sent to freezer camp, market or to and individual wanting to finish them out for themselves. Always fun hard work raising your own food. ¬†Remember raising your own food is awesome. It lets your kids know where your food comes from and you know what is […]

Watching the cows come home.

Here comes most of the herd. Some slow pokes didnt make the video. We enjoy watching the cows as much as the rest of the animals we have here on the farm. Our herd is grass fed and gets left over produce just like the rest of the animals. ¬†We try to make sure all […]

Nurse Cow and steers

Having an ex-dairy cow turning it to a nurse cow is a great way to earn a little extra cash and put a little meat in your freezer or a customers freezer. We have given this ex-dairy cow the best retirement we could and in return she helps us raise some steer calves for the […]

Temporary milking stall.

Now with our new to us retired dairy cow we need a milking stall. Well with the purchase of the dairy cow kind of being a impulse buy we didnt have any sort of milking stall. So until we can build a decent one we need something we can use. We took some wooden pallets […]

More additions to the farm.

Well we ended up with a retired Jersey dairy cow and her bull calf. We will use her as a nurse cow to feed any young calves we may purchase along the way or any orphan calves we may have from our current cows. Her secondary job is to provide milk for whatever comes along […]

New temporary additions to our farm.

Well here is a couple pictures of our new temporary additions to our farm. We say temporary because we will butcher them. Their names are Barbacoa and Brisket. We picked up a couple of bull calves from a local dairy today. This should be some good eating when we finish raisin them. Lets see how […]