This past Saturday, daughter Rachael, son-in-law Ryan and grandson Brody came to the farm to help Janie and I wean the latest litter of pigs. Well… Ryan and Rachael helped with the pigs, Brody was mostly interested in learning how to operate a tractor.
It has been a very long 5 months since we have had grass worthy of grazing, but finally we have animals munching the juicy green stuff. The drought of 2016 was extremely challenging for us. This is the first group of cows and sheep to get out of their sacrifice paddock and back on grass a week ago. We are “limit grazing” them about 4 hours a day. This week we started the same practice with another group of cows in a different pasture and next week we hope to open up a third pasture. Right now green is definitely our favorite color.