the Crowded Acre Farm Tour

I was thinking it might be fun to do a small farm tour of the Acre and use up some of the pictures I took this summer. We plan on having photos done next year for the website and for advertising needs. I get a little awkward when my picture is being taken, even more so if it is a planned ‘thing.’ It should be interesting.

We lease around 100 acres on the other side of town, just west of where Cottonwood and North Cottonwood creeks converge. In the summer, it looks like this:

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And in the winter, it looks like this:

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We keep our cows on the leased property because it has actual grass on it, yay! The milk cow comes home to the barn in the fall since she is bred to calve in the fall. That is something we are changing this year. We will hold off on her breeding to switch her to a spring-calving schedule so we can begin our small raw milk dairy operation.

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The Scottish Highlands stay on this land year round. You couldn’t pay them to go inside a barn in the middle of winter.

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I also will bring the young Jersey heifers over to our place for short stints in order to halter train them and socialize with them. Our property borders the Railroad line….it doesn’t have any trains running on it at the moment. I can’t believe I used to be able to get my arms all the way around Honey Bunny’s neck!

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It’s also nice to be able to bring the little bull calves over for the winter so they can’t get into shenanigans with the heifer calves.

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The boys like to help take care of the boys.

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Sometimes the winter seems so boring compared to the summer….and you clearly have to spice things up by trying to ride a goat….

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…or eat lunch in your cape…

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Sometimes we bring our favorite animals inside. (To watch movies on the laptop.)

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Because they are so cute. (Suckface.)

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And because we love them so much.

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The chickens mostly stay in their coop. Mostly.

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And the horses share a couple stalls. Hey look, it’s a headless horse, man. (Just kidding, he totally has a head.)

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The cows have a stall too. And heads.

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The pigs also have a stall, and a yard, and a….dear lord, what is going on here?!

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I guess I don’t really have a picture of the barn. Oooops.

We like to trek across the 200 yards of BLM land that separates us from our favorite little stretch of river.

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We like the river.

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We pick currants along the way. The bushes grow like weeds.

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Thanks for letting me share my photos….even if my husband is not entirely happy about this one:

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We’ll dress up nice and have professional pictures done next year. Provided I can sit still long enough without looking like a total idiot.

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Those weren’t awkward at all….I love having my picture taken…

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6 thoughts on “the Crowded Acre Farm Tour

  1. Love all your pictures! The one with your Highlanders looks just like Sound of Music! Beautiful place, and it is so great what you guys are planning and doing. πŸ™‚ Thanks for giving us a peek into your world.

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