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Images of grass growing just aren’t very interesting, no matter how artsy I try to get with it. But bear with me, and you’ll be able to see a few things going on in this photo. The girls haven’t gotten to these plants yet, and with all their leaves, they’re much easier to identify. On […]

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Killing Weeds, Protecting Forage

Saying that we were late getting to the fall pasture planting is a bit of an understatement. In one particular pasture, we weren’t just competing against time, we had a pretty significant weed load in the field as well. Before we planted, we had to spray – “burn down” – the thistle and dock – plants that […]

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Little Stinky’s Big Day

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Yeah. It’s supposed to be Throw Back Thursday, but around here sometimes, it’s more like Throw UP Thursday. Some of you may remember this picture from a couple of weeks ago, of Marlaina, pulling a calf. Sadly, this calf was born dead, and by the smell of it, it had been dead for a while. […]

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Spring has Sprung

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With all the talk about the drought in California, it’s a good time to be thankful for the plentiful water we have here in central Virginia. Pictured above is a spring, where an irresistible force, water, meets an immovable object, a rock. It’s just a spot where water comes from out of the ground, to […]

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On Being a Lady in Waiting

We’re fortunate in that not only did we get to select the site for our house, we designed and built it ourselves. (the fact that we ran out of money before we finished is beside the point).  When you’re laying out a farm, it may seem that you have all the room you could possibly […]

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Painting, Day 3

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When it comes to moving cows, November can be pretty boring. Every day it’s walk out, put up a new “break”, and move the cows. They get moved once a day this time of year because it’s not terribly busy, the weather is pleasant and they seem to enjoy the routine.   Inside though, the […]

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Mudroom, Part 2.

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I’m still painting the kitchen and mudroom, in preparation for the holidays. I started in the mudroom, and I’m moving towards the kitchen, and stopped for the evening.  The orange on the right is the color of the dirt here in Virginia, but the idea of the having the kitchen and mudroom match our red […]

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It’s Not Just Cows

The holidays are always a big deal around here. In fact this year, the holiday season has already started, and as usual, I’m not ready. Last weekend the youngest daughters had a bonfire. This weekend the oldest kids are having a paintball tournament here. The following week is our turn. Then it’s Thanksgiving. So what […]

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What Do Grassfed Cows Eat During Winter?

The term “grass fed” gets kicked around a lot, but when it shows up on a beef (or any other) meat label, it’s what is called a marketing claim. There are a lot of marketing claims and there are different levels of verification for them (that’s important to remember.) They include things like Certified Angus, […]

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