Wednesday, August 19, 2009

tidbits

This is walking along my driveway and you see the grassy ditch and the oats that is ready to harvest. I can't believe its so late this year. Some years we get it in so early we are harvesting in July already. We are going to have a bumper crop this year!
I didn't post many calf photos this year. Well they almost all look the same! Minneapolis, my home bred 3rd generation bull is the father of all of these get, except for the big guy, he was from AI from a bull that lived 30 years ago. I'm really happy with this crop!

Above are Angus, Mohican and Arapaho. Look at the nice rear on Angus!
I think Arapaho's horn is going to be fatal. The one side will be close, but this one is going right into his cheek. *sigh*
Mohican, a stout boy will also have close horns but they will not be fatal. He is available for sale or lease.
The black ewe is Justalit'l Black Lambo, who at age 9 is my softest mature ewe and such a producer! AFD 27.2, SD 6.2, CV 22.7, CR 70%. She was bred to Heights Orion last year and produced wonderful lambs!
ShelteringPines Snow Cloud (owned by Suzanne Nevada in AK) and her daughter WhitePine Salome out of Wintertime Jazz. Salome is being retained. She has amazing crimp and single coated! Oh an spotted too!

6 comments:

Juliann said...

Lambo looks great! Look how nice and black she's stayed. Oooh I should have bought her when I had the chance, lol. Does she carry polled?

Carol B. said...

I really liked these photos and tidbits of life at your farm.

Sarah said...

OK, city girl question here, but can you trim horns to keep them out of the cheek? Or is that just the way it is, and nothing to do about it?

penni said...

What Sarah asked. Why would you let the horn grow into the cheek?

Laura said...

Hay Garrett if the oat field doe not have alfalfa planted in it you could set up some temporary sheep fence and graze your ewes on it.

Both the ewe and lamb in the last picture look really nice!

Jenny Holden said...

There seems to be a lot more bother about horns on your side of the pond. Here we would just trim it off. It isn't necessarily genetic nor does it need to mean that a tup isn't a very good animal. It's a shame, but we still see trimmed animals in shows.

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