That’s right – we’ve got 4 adolescents “free-ranging” all over the farm! They were the crew born this summer (including those twins), and somehow they’ve figured out how to get through the electric fence. So we keep encountering the rebellious youngsters in all the wrong places – on the laneway, front lawn, good hay field, etc. Instead of hooligans, we call them “mooligans.”
We haven’t yet snapped a photo of the gang, but in the meantime, here’s a nice picture of Niels’ hay this summer. Brrr… it’s starting to get cold!
After 3 long weeks on the tractor cutting, raking, baling and finally drawing in the hay, Niels has 337 big bales to feed his herd this winter! Whew!
There’s quite a few calves this summer cavorting with each other, including a set of twins. They are very cute and stay close together all the time!
Bulrushes coated in ice
We’ve been collecting and boiling maple sap down in the bush for a few weeks now, and this Friday’s ice storm seemed to make the sap flow even stronger this weekend! Here’s a photo of bulrushes coated in ice beside the Toad Hole pond. Another baby bull was born this week (that makes 3 in the past month!), so signs of spring are everywhere. Now where’s the warmer weather…?
I love this photograph. It’s Niels at the farm with his long hair and rifle around the age of 11 or 12. He was already well on his way to deciding he felt most at home working on the farm, with men like Johnny Gallaugher as role models.
Welcome to our “orgasmic beef” blog! We intend to post info, photos, recipes, and fun stories from the farm for all to enjoy. So come along for the ride, and let’s have some fun while supporting one of our favourite local farmers, Niels Pearson.