Some days sure feel like spring, and then it snows. And blows. Typical Colorado weather, you never know what to expect! But the driveway isn't muddy anymore and there are calves on the way, so we know Spring is just around the corner. We sold a couple cows and heifers, but are still expecting 4 calves this year. The first will be one from Winnie's heifer Annabelle, and is due around the 24th of March. We are anxiously awaiting the birth! We will also get a few new chicks this year to replenish our flock after a bobcat incident in December. Life has been busy as always, but exciting and ever new. Already contemplating the garden, and Jeff has some new ideas there for this year. He started working on an outdoor hydroponics system last year, and this year we should have it up and running. A whole system of growing without dirt, using fishy water to fertilize and feed the plants growing in a mesh on top of the water. I'll have to have him write a bit with a better explanation. Or, if you know Jeff, a different and much funnier tale, including all the mishaps. We are still enjoying canned tomatoes and frozen peaches from last year, but will need to replenish the supply! We are also fencing the 20 acres behind the clinic, and will be able to get the cows down there to graze soon. Re-marking fields for irrigation, weed control, spring cleaning, the list goes on... But we welcome spring with open arms!
Springtime on the farm
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Susie (and sometimes Jeff) Hirsch, parents, vets, small scale ranchers, and regular people, who must have a sense of humor to survive!