Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Bad weather.

This paddock has been half eaten by the cows - the before and after

Hi everyone it's Sophie here this winter has been very terrible.  We have had so much rain instead of puddles we have lakes!   

We try to keep all the calves under  shelter to keep them warm.  We put down calf bedding for them.  It is made from wooden shavings.  In the shed we feed them milk and meal.  They also have access to fresh water.

 The padocks are very muddy, 
here is some photos.

Here is my brother checking on the calves

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Calving Season 2018

Welcome back everyone.  Sorry I haven’t  posted in forever. Here in 2018 we have had a busy calving season.  We have new pets!  

I have a new lamb called Candy Floss.  My brother and sisters lambs are Pringles and Lightning.  My little sisters lamb will be arriving this week and is a sister to mine.

We have decided not to do calves this year as we M.Bovis diease in NZ (but not where we live) so we don’t want to increase the risk of it spreading.  

Luckily, we have had a highland calf born on my Nana’s farm.  She is going to stay with us on our farm.  Her name is Missy.

Here is a little video hope you injoy

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Having fun!

Hi everyone sorry I haven't posted in a long time.  Here is an update for you, I am now 10 years old, a year 5 student in Mr Webb's class with new classmates.

We have began a new season on the farm. We have about120 cows. Today we have so much fun with  the whole family. After Mum, Dad and I finished milking the cows we fed the calves.  They were hungry little sausages. Then we headed off down the farm to check on the cows that are waiting to calve And put up a fence for tomorrow.

Here is a little video I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Calf and Lamb Day Creations

Here is a slideshow from calf and lamb of the items I created.  And the certificate I won.

Our dog Butch

This is our dog Butch.  He is a very old dog, he was born in July 2006 making him a year older then me!  Butch loves to run, he really loves to chase the cows out of the paddock to go to milk.  Butch loves to eat and chew on bones.

To cool off he jumps into the water troughs.  As he is getting older he likes to sleep alot, and often will lie down when my baby sister cuddles him and lets her put hairbands on him.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Show day!

After all of the preparation today was our schools calf and lamb day. Both my sister and I won ribbons.

We were both very nervous but enjoyed the day.

I managed to get 3rd in leading and 1st in rearing (brushing) and I received the ribbon and cup for Reserve Champion in the grade year 3 and 4.

I also got a highly commended for my tin foil structure in our classroom exhibits.

Thankyou Boom Chucka Luka

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Dagging the Sheep

Today we went to help on our grandparents sheep farm.  When we arrived Grandad and his friend Geoff and Harry and their dogs, Slab, Joy and Joy (yes 2 dogs are called Joy) were bringing the sheep out of their paddocks and into the lane that takes them up into the yards.

In the next couple of weeks the shearers will be arriving to shear all of the sheep.  The sheep need to be dagged before they arrive.  To dagg means to remove the stained and dirty wool from around their bums so it doesn't dirty the wool and it can be sold.

In this flock of sheep are two of our lambs from last year  They are still very friendly and love to be touched.

These sheep are hoggets which are two year olds they will be sold and Grandad will buy lambs (one year olds) and sell them as hoggets.