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Susan Lea
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Our Bout with "Colitis X"
Wellington was born the night of May 26.  He nursed well, was lively and seemed healthy.  So on May 29 I was shocked to see him produce this manure. . . When Siobhan stepped in it, I was even more shocked to see what looked like stringy bits of tissue in it...

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Little Brother, Big Sister
Here are some photos of Wellington from Tuesday morning when he was a week old.  He and the chickens have a peaceful co-existence. Wellington is getting to be a BIG boy.  In one week he went from 39 to 65 pounds! While Ebony was getting her morning grain in...

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Progress on the Honey-Do List: Herb's a Real Cut-Up!
Things have changed a lot in the five and a half years we've lived here.  Five years ago (this photo was taken in May) there were four little pines growing along the road that divides the current Home Pasture and the Middle Pasture.  (There were no fences, ...

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There and Back Again: Frodo's Journey to Zephyr Hill Farm
We were on our way to the dump this afternoon when our neighbor at the end of the road stopped us. "Did you lose a brown and white pony?" she asked.  "Because it was just here, but my dogs scared it off while I was getting a bucket of sweet feed." Our first...

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Meet "ZH Duke of Wellington"
Wellington has achieved several firsts for Zephyr Hill Farm: Our first bull calf Our first red calf The smallest calf born here, 39 lbs. at 12 hours old Here he is running across the pasture with Siobhan in hot pursuit the morning after his birth.  Siobhan ...

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Calf Watch for Siobhan's Second Calf
When Siobhan was pregnant with her first calf last summer, I did several very detailed calf watch posts, here  and here , both of which have quite a lot of information on the signs of approaching calving.  Without replicating all that work, I do want to pos...

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Bloat in Cattle: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!
This is another one of those posts that will hopefully help someone learn from our mistakes.  We've had cattle for almost four and a half years now, and bloat has just recently come on my horizon.  We've been very lucky, and we've learned a lesson the hard ...

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Texas [When I Die]
(NOTE:  This is a catch-up, can't-believe-I-almost-forgot post.) Earlier in May as I drove down the highway from Houston toward San Antonio on my way to Legend Rock Ranch, something caught my eye in the median.  I couldn't believe it!  I thought I had misse...

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While We Were Away
I left the beginning of May for Texas and didn't get home until after Herb's graduation on the 10th.  It seemed like the farm had "put on the dog" to welcome me back home and celebrate Herb's graduation and Mother's Day all rolled into one. The Knock-Out ro...

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While We Were Away
While we were in Atlanta for Herb's graduation, a friend who raises sheep came over with his daughter to feed our animals. She made friends with Tiggy, and I'm jealous!  I hadn't managed to do that in almost a month!  It was nice to know, though, that someo...
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