It’s been a quiet winter thus far. No extreme cold, no heavy snows or crusts of ice. Our biggest issue is actually mud. Our biggest issue is always mud. 🙂
The cows are milking well, and we’re getting ready to start breeding them back for next year. Truth be told, I should have been on this a couple of months ago, so our calves will be born a tad bit later than I’d like. And some will have to wait till spring. Our late summer calves this year, though, were so beautiful, so sturdy and obviously well nourished, that I’d really like to lean toward fall calves. I suppose that’s why the old timers do it that way? Once again, we have much to learn from the conventional farmers. There are reasons they do things the way they do, and to completely ignore their wisdom just because we don’t like some facet of their business, well, that’s like throwing out the baby with the bath water.
So we watch and test and learn from our mistakes, always seeking the best, both for ourselves and for our livestock.