May 10, 2022
Wow, I think it's time for an update on what's been happening on the homestead. There is so much going on here. We are the owners of 2 more cows, a Jersey milk cow and a Fleckvieh calf. The Jersey and calf are actually at our Amish friends until our milk barn is finished which we are planning to have it done this week. It's been hard around here to find a Jersey, and when we do find one it's gone and from what we have heard from the sellers they could sell the cows 5 times over. Our friends milk cow hasn't freshened yet, so they are out of milk and for both of us it's a win-win situation, they house our Jersey and calf and milk her and they get the milk and we take some as well. Our Jersey actually freshened early before the auction and didn't make it, so we were wanting to have her take an orphan calf and she has accepted the new calf as hers and has turned into a very good protective momma as well as gives some pretty good milk.
The fencing is almost 100% done, but it's done enough that we can let the animals in the pasture. The steer is out on pasture and with all the rain we've had he's not been able to keep up with it, so all is good.
While the livestock were being loaded into the trailer, I had to take a photo of all the horses lined up tied to the fence along with all the buggies parked.
The way this spring weather has been I wondered if we were ever going to get anything in the ground, but yay, we finally were able to work the ground and get some onions planted. It's supposed to be nice and warm this week so what can be planted now will be.
For me it's been a long winter and the warm weather we are having is so nice to enjoy.