Headin’ to the range... 👋🐂 The perfect day to turn out some cattle onto our permits. What does all that mean? We are grateful to have open range leases allowing us to graze our cattle on public lands. This is good for everyone! Rangeland allows ranchers to feed cattle throughout the summer months with fresh grass, providing much more vitamins and minerals than cut grass (especially vitamin A). In turn, the cattle’s hooves help regenerate the soil, and by grazing the grass the cattle help reduce fire danger. This process generates funds for the public by utilizing lands that wouldn’t otherwise be used. The range is segmented with fences and each field has adequate water and feed for the animals, throughout the summer, you will see us moving cows a lot, this is because as the feed is diminished in one field, we gather and move the cattle to the next field, eventually making it all the way back to the ranch where the cows spend the winter. The opening of the permits marks a new season for ranchers, and everyone celebrates because feeding hay is finished!
Hesston laying down a trap on his classy little colt.
Baker Branding 2019
We needed a filtration system for our duck pond. I had some spare 55 gallon drums laying around and boom a radial filtration system is born! This is part one, a nasty storm came and stopped the progress. Watch the video here..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qJAN1ln4YA&t=3s
This poor hen. I got her with two others, all three were supposed to be Welsummers. Turns out, the other two are Easter eggers. So one sad looking, raggedy hen who must have molted (and then got picked on) before I got her almost a month ago is the only one who is what she was supposed to be. She’s looking less ragged these days, and gives me an egg on occasion, but is not the loveliest hen running around the farm. But she’s sweet and has such a personality that I can’t help but love her. Meet Rags. #welsummer #hen #molting #oldbirds #backyardchickens #backyardpoultry #ranchlife #chickenfarm