Bratty Murray Grey Calves

Recent rains have given us wet ground, high winds, falling branches, down trees and a heavy weed load. Saturated ground means that we can’t mow our fencelines without running the risk of creating ruts, or getting stuck. That means that most of our fences, which have...

Quick Guide – Mudrun Checklist

Quick Guide - Mudrun Checklist What does this have to do with farming? Pretty much nothing, but if a mud run is on your bucket list, this guide will help you know how to prepare, what to bring, and how to get home comfortably after the race....
Rotational Grazing 101

Rotational Grazing 101

Whether you call it MiG – management intensive grazing – mob grazing, managed grazing, strip grazing or any of a half dozen other names, rotational grazing is a system of allowing animals to graze a pasture, then providing that pasture with a rest period....

Why You Should Consider a Home Office

My family never had a home office. They weren’t really a thing when I was a kid, most families just had a desk somewhere, but that was about the extent of it. In most homes, there was usually a spot somewhere near the kitchen, preferably close to the phone, that...

A Few Differences Between Beef Cows and Dairy Cows

This Red Angus cow has the muscularity, smoothness and femininity we like to see in beef cows. This stylish and productive Red and White Holstein is as near to perfect as a dairy cow can get. I was 23 when I moved to central Virginia, and one of the first things I...

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