I thought I would show some of the farm chores I do on a daily basis.
I tend to the chickens first thing in the morning to let the girls out, give a little scratch and check the nesting boxes.
Woo hoo another egg this morning.
This is the girl right there, in front. She is the only one out of the eight that is laying eggs right now.
She deserves extra scratch if I can figure out how to keep the others out of it.
Then I'll walk down to the barn to feed the heifers.
We have 10 young heifers separated, which I feed 4 buckets of cattle cubes to every day.
We have also 12 heifers who are going to give birth within the next couple of months in the pasture right next to the barn.
That is also where the container that holds the cattle cubes is located.
And as you can see I have a group waiting for me to start dishing out the cubes.
I have to fill 4 buckets up, but I can only carry two at a time into the barn.
As you can tell it wouldn't make sense to fill up all 4 at once because the other two might not be full when I get back
They love their cubes. They are wanting to get cubes. But we do not feed the girls in the "maternity ward" ( that's my name for the pasture with the first time mommies in it) extra feed. We do not want to have problem birthing cause they are overweight. And that is one of my other jobs.... and that is tending to birthing heifers.
And if you want to train a cow, just used a bucket with cattle cubes in it and they will follow you anywhere.
The rest of the cattle on the place I do not need to tend to other then daily watching, making sure everybody is where they're supposed to be.
The "Man of the Place" is the one who puts out the hay for the cattle.
After that I'll go in and tend to things around the house.
Today I'm going to finish my daughters pajama bottoms and then I'm heading towards Stillwater to help my daughter bake cookies.
Along with everyone else on the road going somewhere for Christmas. If you are traveling too, be safe and have a great time.