Monthly Archives: December 2012

Feeding In The Winter

39 degrees

39 degrees

I was born in the South Dakota and spent most of my adult life in Minnesota.  I hated the winters.  They were too cold and way too long for me.  I moved to Oklahoma to get away from the cold and snow.  I had to laugh this morning while David was getting ready to go out to do morning chores. Continue reading

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Tagging Calves Is Always a Gamble

Got milk?

Got milk?

Fall calves are all tagged, we just hope they are all tagged correctly. We put everyone in the lot and watch them for awhile.  Then we separate the calves off and let them go for about an hour.  (This sounds like a recipe.)  Put them all back together again and see who goes to whom. Continue reading

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Thank Goodness We Don’t Use These Anymore!

Torture Device

I can not imagine why something like this would have ever been used. This device was used to ween a calf from its Momma. The item would be placed in the calves nose when it was time to ween and whenever the calf would approach the teet to nurse it would poke the cows udder, it obviously would hurt and she would kick the calf away. Continue reading

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They Grow Up So Fast

Larry Curly Moe

Larry Curly Moe

Raising a bottle calf is fun for the first few days then it gets old fast. Mixing bottles early every morning, trecking out to the barn no matter what the weather and feeding the calf. Coming home from work and doing it all over again. Continue reading

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The Beginning of The Blog

The Mace Place

The Mace Place

I have wanted to start a blog for the longest time.  What would I write about?  What would I include?  I have read a lot of really good blogs but there is one thing about most of them I don’t like; the pictures!  They are HUGE!   Continue reading

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