Nonnie's heifer was born late this fall. She is a beautiful light silver colored, healthy heifer. The first thing this little girl did when we turned her out was to go under the hot fence that surrounds the hay trap and hide. Nonnie was quite distraught when she couldn't get to her or get the heifer to come out...
Dad to the rescue!!
Currently there are four youngsters in the big pasture running around and enjoying the cooler weather. Patticake surprised us with her second calf, a bull this time. No pictures of the newest addition yet, but I'll get some as soon as I can. Here are a couple recent pictures of the "pasture kids" and their moms.
One of the guinea hens was setting on a large bunch of eggs just as the weather was changing. She was able to hatch out several on her own and we were able to help with the rest. :)
The garden is just about finished for the year. Our last hard freeze killed everything but the lettuce. We really enjoyed the small fall garden we put in this year... just enough to eat every few days without the work of canning or freezing lots of extra everything. It's a great feeling to have the pantry full of vegetables, grain and other good eats for the winter. :)
Bill, our grass-fed steer is now in the freezer. He had a good, easy life and served his purpose well. There are three bull calves in the boy's weaning pasture. Some of those will be raised as grass fed, all natural beef and sold to customers in quarters, halves or whole beef. We are currently taking deposits and will be selling more great Murray Grey and Murray Grey cross farm raised beef in the future. Please give us a call if you are interested in some great tasting, healthy beef.
Dolly cow is raising two more calves this fall. She has raised a total of seven calves this year! Her own heifer, Hershey is in the little girls weaning pasture along with four other young ladies. We plan to keep most of the heifers from this year.
We are very thankful for the life we are living here in our little part of NE Oklahoma. We enjoy our critters and each of their very unique personalities. Being able to raise our own beef, dairy, and vegetables is extremely satisfying and healthy. What a wonderful blessing!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. :)
Russell Ranch is located in beautiful NE Oklahoma, just a few miles from the Illinois river in Green Country. There are lovely rolling hills, lots of wonderful lakes and rivers, and forests full of wildlife.