Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dug out, thawed out, bedded, fed and even bred.

No school thanks to the blizzard so I had great help today with Lindsi. Yes go ahead and notify the Department of Labor that some rancher Dad is taking pictures while his 10 year old daughter chops ice with an "axe".

Cows have to be God's most amazing creation (right after Jesus). Look they survive anyway, they eat stuff not good for anything else, cellulose, and they make what people need to live. I want to be as tough as a cow one day. The blizzard hit and they are just happy as can be on corn stalks.
Why is that silly cowboy always laying on the ground?
These hogs figured out how to handle the snow drifts in their pen. They made tunnels from the shed to the feeder to the waterer. I WANT A CAFO.
First project of the day collected El Regresso and bred the 1-1 spot sow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Random photos on blizzard Dec 19, 2012

This is my market hog finishing pen in a blizzard today. Meanwhile pigs in a confinement building (incorrectly called a factory farm) are still in 75 degree building and don't know it is even snowing. I NEED A CAFO.
The snow can be so beautiful yet so troubling at the same time. Actually snow is no problem but when the wind comes beauty turns ugly.

Okay call me crazier than your pet coon but I love winter.
Goats out looking for a meal in the big blizzard 2012.
The snow starts at noon and comes so peacefully...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The story of 21-3 crossbred sow sired by Snowflake

Okay I have mentioned before I am not a big fan of my own crossbred hogs but let me tell you about 21-3. Here she is about 30 days from farrowing.
This barrow is from her litter born July 20, 2012 and will be exhibited by Lindsi Loos at the Arizona National hog show the week after Christmas in Phoenix, AZ. He is sired by COD a son of Package at the A Cut Above stud Benedict, NE.
So she has just farrowed again on Dec 17, 2012. Think she has any milk?
Trying to out do herself in the past she farrowed 13 live pigs born to Anticipation on stud at Purple Power in Chalmers, IN. He is a Duroc boar and the pigs look tremendous. I earnotched them today and they are litter number 8 watch for them next summer.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Problem in the goat pen this morning. Yes that is a mid-term abortion. Goats tend to be very susceptible to mold so I am hoping that is the deal. Or they are also very "rammy" and one head butted another. Disease would be the other reason and that would be the worst news.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas season in full swing at Loos's

The girls decorate the Christmas tree last night... Ironically without plan a cross is visable in the window, cool. Thank you Jesus.
Kelli and her sister Roxi organize the church program telling the story of the birth of Jesus. Court is held and it is determined that we should celebrate "Joy to the World." Great job Kelli, Lindsi and Landri J.
Oh yes and Libbi's job is to capture the program with camera. Did not realize when I snapped the picture that Lindsi "playing" the bailiff is seen in far left corner.

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