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Barn time and appointments
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      8 comments

I spent most of Sunday in the barn, did the cleaning out, sometimes it seems to take much longer and Sunday was one of those days. I shoveled out the cows, and calves, and had to do what I call manure pile maintenance. That consists of moving ... Read more
Just wonderings, and a few pictures
Sunday, January 29, 2017      12 comments

I have been concentrating on getting paperwork done the last couple of days, getting my taxes together, and doing some calling and paperwork for IRA distribution. I am waiting for a small core account to get here so I can make the final payoff ... Read more
Thursday busyness
Friday, January 27, 2017      11 comments

I started today breeding a cow, I bred her last night but had a hard time finding the cervix, and the semen is not supposed to be thawed for too long. So I gave it a try again this morning, I have to say she does have weird anatomy, but I think... Read more
Snow, sleet and freezing rain
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      12 comments

Another early rise day, my sleep is getting way behind, it wouldn't be bad if I could actually sleep when I went to bed, but that isn't happening. It was snowing when I left home for my dentist appointment, this dentist lives way out ther... Read more
Seems like I haven't been home much
Monday, January 23, 2017      10 comments

It was quite a few days on the road lately with barn day's in between. Thursday was a barn day, I cleaned out all the cows, and I was going to do the horse, however she had other ideas, she flatly refused to go out, and I was not in the mood fo... Read more
Come join me doing chores!
Friday, January 20, 2017      16 comments

I often comment here or on groups that it is time to go do chores, many of you have barn chores of your own, but everyone's chores are different. Chores in the winter take much longer, usually in the summer unless I am feeding a calf, chores ar... Read more
Back at the de-cluttering
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      11 comments

I spent time the last few days decluttering, a never ending job. One of the things I tackled was the "junk" drawer under the bar. Weird bunch of things, I took a plastic container and filled it with screws, nails, springs, washers, bolts, elec... Read more
1000 days on sparkpeople
Sunday, January 15, 2017      14 comments

A couple weeks or so ago I hit 1000 days on sparkpeople, seems both like a long time and a flash in the pan. Although I briefly logged on a few years before that after reading an article in a magazine, I didn't really come to stay until 2014, a... Read more
Lost the battle
Friday, January 13, 2017      10 comments

As some of you know, the little calf lost the battle on Tuesday, he had improved so much on Monday and was getting up and walking around, but I knew the minute I saw him on Tuesday morning that it was the end of the road, he developed some sort ... Read more
Calf filled days and kitchen mechanics
Monday, January 09, 2017      14 comments

This calf sure has a lot of ups and downs, in my last blog, he was doing better and I was going back after midnight. Well at midnight he did not look so good, wouldn't drink anything, seemed to be more congested and his navel looked more swolle... Read more
Calf having a few very down days
Friday, January 06, 2017      12 comments

The calf was doing fine and I moved him in with the other one, but he crashed again yesterday. I had been being very careful with his bottle, only giving him a half bottle but he developed severe diarrhea yesterday and was limp and tired, did s... Read more
Calf doing well today.
Sunday, January 01, 2017      12 comments

Well the little guy made it through the night! He is doing OK for the mess he was, not getting up on his own yet mostly because of his back legs. They were chilled and curved under at the fetlock, but after rubbing them with liniment, and exer... Read more
New calves, not planned
Sunday, January 01, 2017      14 comments

Today was a busy day when I was planning to have some down time. After chores I went out and shoveled out the truck, and shoveled off the truck, sure was piled high with snow. After being sure it was going to be a pain, it was sitting on ice, ... Read more
Snow, snow and more snow
Saturday, December 31, 2016      11 comments

I guess it is winter, and of course we live in Maine, Northern Maine for that matter so we should expect lots of snow. I just wish it would let me catch up on the plowing. Before I left for Christmas I really didn't finish the plowing, mostly ... Read more
Christmas week busyness
Thursday, December 29, 2016      10 comments

Been a while since a blog, such a busy time! Monday was shopping day, I spent the day in Bangor running around trying to find things on everyone's gift list. Frequent texts to my brother explained some of the items on the list, and with ... Read more

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