Category: Cows

Jolan feeding calves

Calf Diary 2017

Every year our daughter’s school holds an agricultural day, where the children have to raise a farm animal and show it at school. Jolan has created a video diary about her calf Agnes. I think she’s done an awesome job with her idea, have a look and enjoy. You’ll be in for a laugh.

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Spotty managed to get some gluten free pizza

And who else loves pizza

As summer really turned into summer, we decided that it was time for another paddock pick-nick. So we grabbed the pizza, the wine and the kids and went down to the pond in the valley.
Not long until we had nosy visitors that were very interested in the pizza.

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Dark brown and white cow in the dark grass with blurry fog in the background

Cowmergency

I have been listening to that cow in distress now since yesterday afternoon, all night through and had a walk down the valley this morning to make sure it wasn’t ours.

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Both junior calf handlers on the day

Calf Diary 2016

Every year our daughter’s school holds an agricultural day, where the children have to raise a farm animal and show it at school. Jolan has created a video diary about her calf Cheeky. I think she’s done an awesome job with her idea, have a look and enjoy.

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First prize for Jolan and Cheeky calf

Today was Waimauku School AG(ricultural) day. For those cityslickers who do not know what AG day is, it is a school day where all school children have the opportunity to showcase their hand-reared calf, lamb or chicken along with a variety of other categories for those unable to rear an animal.

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Our new calfies

Our new calfies have arrived last Sunday. So cute they are. They have not picked the best weather – it has been raining for a few days and all is soaking wet. I remember last year was beautiful and they were enjoying fresh spring grass. They also arrived earlier. Looks like all is later this year.

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The alpacas on the upper paddock. Lets hope they'll get the grass under control

Animal moving day

Today we separated the cows and the alpacas. The mowerbots (alpacas) are now on our upper paddock to get the grass under control. Look how high it has grown. The cows remain back in the other paddock and we have a new family member in the middle paddock. More news re the new family member late

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