You've probably noticed the occasional house fly this fall just buzzing around your home. If you've been out to the ranch, they've potentially driven you berserk! Flies, mosquitoes, bees, spiders and insects (you know, the ones that just like to lurk and stalk us in the depths of fence posts and old farm equipment) are more common than we'd like to admit out here. For every animal we have, there are 3 million flies (okay, that's an exaggeration but still). As we sat and watched a swarm of the little buggers munching on a piece of carved out pumpkin this morning, we realized how well maintained and fed our little insect friends are. It also made us contemplate how much we adore all of our farm animals and what an honor it is to take care of such amazing creatures. We are proud to admit we take pride in the care we give our animals; feeding them only the best foods, making sure they are clean as well as their homes, evaluating each animal on a daily basis for health and happiness and loving them like they are a member of our family. Our dad loved, really, really loved, his Black Angus Cows and that is a part of his legacy we are deeply motivated to carry on. Come to the farm and let us introduce you to our little animal family. You will leave with a new appreciation for these special creatures that are so well loved!
We had several schools come out today and we had a ball! Everyone loved the hayride, and wanted to know all about our pure bread Angus. We love having children come to the farm and learn all about Ranching and Farming!
Late last night 4 little piglets came to the ranch, hand delivered by Ceci and Olivia, two of the cutest cousins and farmhands around. We all squealed with delight, including the piglets, oh how they can squeal! Pigs are smarter than dogs, in fact they are the the 4th smartest animal on the planet. Humans come in at number 1, primates are number 2, dolphins/whales are 3rd. Pigs can live to be 15 years old, and adult pigs can weigh between 300 and 700 pounds. A mother pig will sing to her piglets while she nurses them. A pig heart can be used for human heart transplants. Pigs are cool!!! Meet Oreo (in the back) Cledus (you can't see his face) Daisy Mae (looking at you) Dotty (you should be able to tell her, her butt is looking right at you).