The Beer family ranch blog is explaining the small role we play in the production of food including beef, bread and oils. We have a strong belief that keeping United States agriculture strong will keep our country and rural America strong.
He is pointing out some coyote tracks. He wanted a picture to take to school .
Here he is warning me not to step in the cactus. He knows from experience it isn’t fun.
Here are some photos taken while checking and moving cattle. It is amazing what a 3 year old can find to entertain himself with during these outings. It always takes longer, but it is way more fun! He is holding a berry from a wild rose, their flowers adds color in the summer and the berries adds color in the fall. Thankful to God for getting to raise kids here.
The cows are in their winter pasture and getting fed before the weather moves in and we get more snow and wind. They are talking 60+ mile/ hour winds. This pasture has great natural protection for them to tuck in out of the wind.
We trailed cows home this morning as it snowed and the wind began to blow. #SouthDakotawinter can be long and brutal. We brought these cows closer to home where we can give them hay and we don’t have to #plowsnow and #chop ice. Stay warm!
Healthy soil = Healthy food. In this photo you can see different land used in different ways. This field was taken out of the Conservation Reserve Program and is now in a rotation of spring wheat, winter wheat, corn and sometimes canola, sunflowers, flax, chickpeas, green or yellow peas using #no-till farming practices. We implemented no-till practices to prevent erosion and conserve moisture. No matter what land management practices used, erosion still exists, however we strive to use methods to avoid erosion as much as possible. In the photo you also see pasture used to graze cattle and hay bales to feed cattle in the winter. We have found that land use diversification increases wildlife habitat as well.