Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Winter feeding

When temperatures drop, it is even more important to make sure the cattle and horses have enough food. I normally try to feed in the evenings so that the animals bodies will be metabolizing their food during the night - thus generating more body heat.

Winter 2009

While winter's icy conditions can be beautiful, those of us who deal with caring for livestock on a daily basis know all too well how difficult winter can be. That is one reason I'm so far behind on this blog...everything takes longer to accomplish on snow and ice -- especially when the electricity is off!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My new American Saddlebred mare

Lucky me!
This is my new Three gaited ASB mare, Missouri Showtime. We'll go to Ohio to pick her up on Valentine's Day. I am excited as I have never owned an American Saddlebred, and this mare not only rides and drives, but comes with some basic dressage training!