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Disposing of a Dead Calf

WARNING-GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW We finally came to the point of acceptance. This calf was never going to stand up again. Our Uncle Jon came to help us put him down. I asked hubby and Jon, “Are you sure?”. I really needed to have a peace about this decision before we carried it through. Never mind the financial loss, we…

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Scotty Scours

Remember those two bottle fed calves we bought back in February?  We have a black and white one who is growing like a champ.  We also have a brown and white one, which has struggled from the first week of ownership.  He has had several bouts of diarhea, which is called scours in calves.  We have had the vet…

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Essential Oils-Do they work?

Let’s remember my background.  I’ve had seven years of college, including a masters degree in physician assistant studies.  I spent five years working in a clinic/organization that was very heavy into Evidence Based Medicine.  What that means is that I am a skeptic.  When I hear about new drugs I don’t prescribe them unless a patient specifically asks for…

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Mommy’s Tractor

Right now, we are working on creating a large fall garden.  Hubby plowed it for me, then nudged me into trying the plow.  I wasn’t sure I was ready for that.  I couldn’t remember how to start or drive the thing. Ever since we’ve had our (piece of junk) tractor, I’ve been a litte indimitated by it. It is old and…

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