Little calf "Come Back" is popular neighborhood family fun on the farm to feed a calf in Asheville.
Animals on Cloud 9 Farm
Family fun to feed a sweet little black angus calf.
Nature can be cruel, at least when it comes to cow behavior.
Rejected, abandoned calf found!
You think of spring calves being born, but this is winter!
So you think all eggs come in perfect elliptical medium to jumbo sizes? Not so. There are often eggs with a slightly hour glass shape, jumbo double yolkers (ouch), some with several shades of brown on the shell, and even an occasional shell-less egg. This egg, gathered yesterday, is less than half the size. Young chickens lay these sort of as a warm up [ MORE » ]
To get those fat chickens to dare take a step out of the coop when there is snow on the ground, you have to shovel out a spot so they can at least see a little brown. Then throw some of yellow and brown chicken scratch out to tempt them. They still hesitate. But eat they must because they still lay big brown eggs [ MORE » ]
This is how! Elsie, 7 months old just wants an apple so baaaad. Whoops, gotta check where the snow laden tree must have fallen on the electric fence. PS Bring apples for the cows (not carrots…they are for horses) when you come to Cloud 9 Farm.
Whenever a new calf is born on Cloud 9 Farm, the renter at the time, gets to name it. Sooooo, presenting Butch, named by two sisters from Florida, looking for a macho name for this new stud. Actually, this new baby face stud will have a couple weeks reprieve before becoming a steer! I bent down to gather some baling twine with camera in [ MORE » ]
“Or, should I say, poolishicious polliwogs, Quack, Quack!” Yeah, that’s Mr. and Mrs. Woodduck thanking me for brunch at Peterson Pond. Here’s the story: While doing some swamp drainage in the cow pasture, we noticed some gelatinous globs of what must be tree frog eggs. Knowing that they would soon be covered with a culvert, a rescue plan immediately took shape. Grab the vacation [ MORE » ]