Also naturally fed, pasture raised, chicken, turkey and pork.

Friday, June 26, 2009

There you are!
These are the little fellers seen hiding in the grass on our Facebook page. They are taking a nice stretch after lounging in the tall grass in the heat of the mid-day. Mom hides them hither and there while she ventures off calf free to munch the tall grass. Now that the babes are up, they will search out mom for a snack of their own.

Baby Red.

This cow is one from our original herd and her name is Red. She is the matron of the herd and pretty much runs the show. We are thinking that back in the day, when farmers watched their lead females pushing even the bulls around that this is where the pet name "Bossy" came into play. We were overjoyed to see her calf this spring, who looks just like her, and we named her Baby Red. It is our best hope that she grows to fill her mother's "hooves!"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Meet Horrace Jr.

Here is the calf who is the spitting image of his father. He weighed in at approximately 85 pounds when he was born on June 19th. He will probably top out at around 1000 to 1100 pounds before he becomes chop sirloin. And that is hormone free, antibiotic free, chop sirloin! Horrace Jr. is an Angus/Hereford cross. Mom is pretty beautiful too!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hot! Hot! Hot! The 17 acres got baled yesterday. What a relief to have that done. Next week we will work on getting the hay up on a rental farm. Today the nephews plan on going and picking berries for today's pick-up, if they still have berries to pick. We need to pick vegetables early to avoid the heat, but have concerns the broccoli and lettuce will wilt in the heat if picked too early.
Chickens and turkeys are outside in the new movable pen. They are growing like weeds.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Three young nephews came to visit and work the farm today. Their dad thought they could use a taste of farm life. We will be weeding the garden, planting, and working on getting chickens into the movable pens outside. Seventeen acres of hay lay cut and will hopefully be baled today. We also have two more new calves! I will work on getting pictures of the calves posted...hopefully on Thursday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hide and Seek.

Today was the first pick up of the season for Coldwater shareholders. It has been a busy day. We had a newborn calf go missing and it took a couple hours to find him. We had noticed his mom's bag was too full, meaning the calf had not been nursing. We found him snuggled under a briar patch canopy, and with his white face and black body, he closely matched the white flowering briar, making it difficult to see him! I had to have walked within 10' of him a few times before discovering the little guy.

We also picked vegetables today and hauled two cows to Farmer's Livestock.

Tomorrow will be very busy with two pick ups, one in Battle Creek and one here at the farm. If it clears, we will plant. I will try and get a picture of the disappearing calf and post it soon!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Picking and sorting today.

We will be busy picking vegetables today and loading boxes for the first pick up of the season. Remember to hang on to your box and bring it for exchange at the next pick up. As an incentive, we will enter your name in a drawing for every time you return your box and at the end of the season we will draw one name. The prize? One of our very own, naturally fed, and carefully raised turkeys, just in time for Thanksgiving.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Where's the Beef?

Meet Horrace. Raised on specially grown, high protein pastures, Horrace is the bull behind the calves that produces the juiciest, best tasting, hormone and antibiotic free beef this side of the Mississippi. Just meet him from a distance!

The Season Opens at the Farm.

To kick off the start of the season, we invite all the shareholders to a pumpkin planting event! After a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, each shareholder picks their own little plot and carefully nestles a pumpkin start into the ground. Followed up by a few seeds for good measure, by season's end, you will take home nice plump pumpkins for decoration or carving.

Shareholders then walked the vegetable gardens to see first hand the plants that will soon be bursting with homegrown, pesticide free, goodness. Lovingly tended by our family, we are proud to offer the best produce around!