Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Jim and Lee Out For the Day!

Full Moon! (This would be Anna's pig's famous trip - laying down)
Ella's hand (literally) at photography.
Maddie always wants to be included. So far: no fights!
No, Anna, you cannot just stand there and watch your pig.
Now you got it!
We finally got the courage to let the pigs out of their pen, into the yard, to walk them. I have to say that I do much better with animals that are on leashes and you can pull them around! The girls named them Jim and Lee after Chris's bosses at Haycock's . I'm not sure how the bosses feel about this, but the pigs are adjusting to their new names quite well! Anna's pig has the disposition of Anna: it likes to walk around, gets very tired, and then lays down and is DONE! Where Emma's is just like her - on the GO! Here are some pics of us walking the pigs tonight. And doesn't Chris make a nice pig farmer although he keeps telling me he is NOT a pig farmer, but a cattleman!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


In case you haven't heard, calving season has not been a breeze at the James Farm this year! First we pulled the calf, Guenther, who was very stupid and wouldn't eat and ended up dying after we put a bunch of work into him. Then there was Hazel, whose mother's udder was too big for her to milk off of. So she was forced unto Guenther's mother and is now doing great! Needless to say, her mother will be hauled to the sale barn in a few weeks. Lastly, Frances tried to calve on March 18 and we ended up pulling her dead calf which left her with her nerve damage and unable to stand for a week. We have been doing physical therapy with this cow for the past 10 days and she finally stood on her own tonight!!!