Summer is almost over!
Well that went by very quickly. It is already August. That means it is time to start thinking about going to the FAIR!!!
Just to recap events for this year. We started calving on January 10th and still have one cow to calve. We have had 4 bull calves and 4 heifer calves this year. What a big year for us. Unfortunately we lost one bull calf. But all of the others are thriving out on pasture.
Here are some of the curious faces of our Herd. They seem to think we are bringing them treats. We decided to go with a theme for naming the calves this year. All of the calves names have to start with the letter K for 2022. So we opted to try to come up with names of places.
- Kentucky (his dam is Lexi (Lexington))
- Kirkland (Kirk)
- Kelowna (his dam is Leona... it rhymes sort of)
- Kissing Bridge (Kiss)
- Kakabeka (Bec)
- Kapuskasing (Kap)
- Keady (a fun place to watch livestock sales in Ontario)
The chicks will be arriving any day now. We didn't raise any of our typical early batch of chicks in April / May because we were concerned with the Avian flu. All of our animals are raised on pasture so it is next to impossible to implement the recommended safety protocols to prevent the spread. So we opted to wait. The threat has lessened so we will now have some delicious pasture raised chicken available in October.