It’s been a couple of months since I’ve updated this page..we’ve been very busy at the farm! We’ve only had about half of our expected calf deliveries as of mid-April, but all are doing so well.
The horrible cold and snowy conditions earlier this year prompted us to move forward with our plan to add more protection for our herd. We are in the process of building a couple of nice-sized lean-to buildings in our pasture that contain our working pens. As part of the prep work, trees were removed and the cows thought the downed trees were an opportunity for grazing leaves. Silly cows.
Pastures are growing and we see lots of legumes providing forage for the cattle and nitrogen for our soil! Another beneficial addition, is our portable chicken house. We move it around the pasture with chickens free- ranging, scratching around the soil and adding their own fertilizer. They in turn provide us with some beautiful eggs to consume and share with you as well.
We finally “bit the bullet” and purchased our first registered Akaushi bull. He will arrive mid-May, and once he’s here, one of us will capture of photo to post. I think Mike and I were so excited to finally make this purchase, neither of us thought to snap a photo at the time. We’ve got to put the grandkids to work again, thinking of a name for this new addition. Jacob probably already has a name in mind. We plan to breed our new bull with the Wagyu/Angus cows already on our farm, so you can bet this beef will be absolutely amazing. We will continue to raise registered Angus as well, selling the offspring. In fact, we have two registered bulls to sell now! Those little guys will be one year old in July.
Beef packages will be back from the processor late April, just in time for our opening day at the Farmer’s Market in Athens TX, May 1. We’ve added beef jerky to our product line. Who doesn’t love that stuff! Remember to support your local Farmer’s Market, as I can tell you first hand, we appreciate you very much!
Email me and let me know if you’d like to be placed on a list to be contacted once those packages are available to order. [email protected]
Thanks so much for your support as we continue to grow!
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