Monthly Archives: March 2013

2013 Calving season begins

Calving the past ten days has been very challenging due to the 20 degree colder than normal temperatures. We have had almost no moisture yet. But night time temps have been in the single digits until tonight. Here are some … Continue reading

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Spring Break

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We were thankful to host college spring break here the past ten days. Instead of baking away in some tropical region of the world our first born was a real help in checking, feeding and caring for the heifers and … Continue reading

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Cleaning Wheat

This week we are also cleaning wheat. Our friend Al has a mobile cleaner that he pulls from farm to farm. The wheat is augered from the bin to the cleaner. The cleaner sorts out the odd size and weight … Continue reading

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Tagging

We put tags in each new born calf that match their mothers. The mothers can smell which calf is theirs but we can’t. We use a tool called a tagger to place a small calf tag in their ear, much … Continue reading

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Family farm chi…

Family farm children learn respect. Respect for animals, respect for weather, respect for their elders. And above all, respect for the LAND Jerry Apps, Rural Wit & Wisdom

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Us

This is our family in front of a winter wheat field in 2011

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