Tag Archives: Calves

A Day on the Homestead: New Calf Needs Our Help!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I usually make plans for the day and work towards implementing them to keep things running smoothly. And then things change. Wanna see what a day on our Texas Homestead is like?

I’d already made all the preparations for my homemade Chicken & Dumplings supper. The cooked chicken was pulled from the freezer and the dumpling dough made in advance & stored in the fridge. Heck even the Homemade Broth was made & canned weeks ago. So all my advance preparations meant that supper tonight would be quick & easy. But then…

Join us for a Day on our Homestead. A first-calving heifer calved but didn't know what to do with her baby calf. Time was of the essence, they needed our help! #TexasHomesteader

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Snap Judgement: All Is Not Always As It Appears…

by Texas Homesteader ~

I love Facebook, and I especially love our Facebook Followers. I get much enjoyment out of social media. From our Facebook page I get to interact with some mighty fine folks always willing to help. 

And on my personal page I get to keep up with my family and our grandbabies and lots of friends. You know, stories about what they’re doing, the fun they’re having, etc. 

But sometimes my social media newsfeed is filled with half-truths being touted as true. It frustrates me to no end!

I’ve been very open about my feeling that everyone has the right to feel the way they do. Not everyone feels like me, and I’ll probably not have the same opinions as everyone else either.  And that’s OK! 

But the thing that bothers me is someone hearing a news story (perhaps purposely tilted by the media) and then taking the ball & running with it. They get busy spreading the rumor themselves feeling there must have been a gross injustice done.

But just because you read about it online (or even hear about it from a friend or family member) doesn’t make it true!

I’d like to share a real-life example with you why snap judgement about a situation might not be as it appears.

Come see a story that could have easily been misinterpreted. Remember, everything you see or hear is not always as it appears! #TexasHomesteader

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Brand New Baby – Y’all Name The Calf!

by Texas Homesteader ~

Well, well, well, April-the-Giraffe’s baby was finally born. Have y’all watched the live video for the past month? I popped in from time to time but didn’t have enough time to watch too much. But now they’re having folks submit suggestions for the baby’s name.  Guess what – this pretty girl was born on that same day too!!

We're excited about a new baby calf. Howzabout a little fun? I'll let one of you name her! #TexasHomesteader

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Come With Me For A Day On the Homestead

by Texas Homesteader~ 

I’ve been asked before what it’s like to live and work on a NE Texas Homestead. It’s wonderful, it speaks to my heart, and it’s hard work. 

When I had a job in the city my working environment was climate controlled – cool in the summer and comfy warm in the winter. There was no mud or weeds in my city job. No ticks or snakes. And I didn’t have to report to work until 8:00 a.m., and any time after 5:00 p.m. was my own to do as I wished. Oh, and weekends. And HOLIDAYS!

All of that has changed… for the better! Yes now I may be up before dawn to move some cows or out after dark mowing pastures by tractor headlight but DANG I love my life here! Why don’t you come along and see what a typical day on the Homestead is like?

Did you ever wonder what it's like to live & work on a NE Texas ranch? Come with me to see what a typical day looks like - we love it! #TexasHomesteader

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