It’s been a busy two months since the last update! The lambs are all doing amazingly well and are growing well on the lush grass! Our milder winter, early warm weather, and then moderating temperatures over the last few weeks have led to thick, nutritious pastures. Hard to tell the lambs from the adults! This years crop of meat lambs are going to be big, lean, and ready in the fall! Reserve your share today!
Unfortunately, farming isn’t all happy news. Bossy our herd lead, lost her calf. There were no apparent deformities, but he was premature and unable to survive. She’s a great cow and we are hopeful she will breed back this year. (Bossy, mugging for the camera in the winter of 2017).
Bossy’s daughter – Heffa (out of our former bull – Arturo) – did successfully calf a little heifer of her own. She did what our Highlands have always done, found a secluded spot and delivered in the bushes. Fiona, had a little bit of a difficult time figuring out life at first, but Heffa was patient and the pair are doing well. As hoped Heffa has her dam’s mothering instincts!
Believe it or not – there is a baby cow in all that grass!
Last, but certainly not least on the baby front: PIGLETS! Sweet Nora delivered 6 healthy KuneKune piglets on June 7th. 4 boars, 2 gilts – all are double wattled and cute as can be. They will be DNA’d in ~3 weeks. Expected parentage: Nora (wilsons gina) x Tabor (boris).