With eagles gazing upon us…

This morning our men fed cattle with two eagles gazing down upon them. They were magnificent!

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Through the winter months, our cattle are fed hay and often supplemented with silage.  In today’s photos you will see the hay bales have been rolled out onto the ground for the cattle to eat and also to provide warm places for the calves to lay in.

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This calf has a full winter coat on!  The winter coat often brings out the red in their Angus hair!

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Once the hay has been unrolled, we dump silage on top to add extra protein and carbohydrates to keep the cattle well nourished in this colder weather. Silage is basically the entire corn stalk harvested when it is still green and full of sugary corn kernels. We store it to feed throughout the winter. It smells so sweet! When the cattle hear the tractor coming with the silage wagon they kick and run after it!

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Ryan E and Ryan B were having some trouble with the forks on the feed truck. The forks weren’t wanting to lift up the heavy bales in the freezing cold! Between a phone call and conversation they were able to figure it out. Thankful for an entire community of farmers and agri-businessmen who are even available on Saturdays!

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While driving toward home we enjoyed seeing another beautiful eagle fly over the big white barn.

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As always, Shep greeted us with her ball and was ready to play in the snow! We threw it for her and then quickly warmed up and put some beef stew in the crock pot! This time we used the round steak instead of a roast.  What is your favorite round steak recipe?  Another way to prepare it  is to pour tomato sauce over top of the steak, chop some onions and let it cook on low for 5 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes and corn! YUM!  Any hot beef dish will warm you up on a cold day!

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Let us know if you have any questions about farm life or beef recipes!  As always, thanks for visiting our site!

 

 

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