And to complete my menagerie... some calves... (pic extensive)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by HuestisFarm, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raise & sell little mooshies.... so we always have some coming & going. Here are a few that have graced our barn/pastures. And yes, I name them all & get attached to them all - I can't help it! [​IMG]

    Cammie (still own)
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    Rose (still own)
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    Gem (still own)
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    Smokey
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    Feeding time! L-R: Maisy, Molly, Killer & Gunner (still own all except Gunner)
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    Gem & Emily w/my hubby
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    Scout
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    Reed, Claire & Delilah (we still have Reed)
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    Killer
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    Maisy & Molly
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    Skunky Brewster - we lost this little guy, poor thing!
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    Little Italy
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    Chocolat (pronounced like the film)
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    Li'l Swiss Miss
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    Valentino
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    Cody
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  2. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Handsome bunch. We used to buy little ones at auction and raise them. I miss the cows, but we have opted to keep the critters smaller until we can afford to fence in more pasture and get lights and water to the that field.
     
  3. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so jelous I want a farm so bad but its several hundred 1000 here to buy one. I will get a few acres but no big farm for me unless I win the 200 million dollar powerball [​IMG]
     
  4. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours is a very expensive hobby. We work full time in private physical therapy practice. The farming is a nice change. A couple of acres will still bring you great joy. Just choose smaller animals.
     
  5. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes going to look at 3 acres today and 4 saturday. Im thinking,milking goat, pigs,turkeys,chickens and maybe raise a few little lambs for hubby to eat but atleast Ill have room to grow all the berries and fruits we like. Im still jelous of all the people with big farms. My uncle married into 330 acre farm and they only have about 10 cows,1 dog and the tiniest garden you ever saw its about the size of a half a parking spot.
     
  6. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone. [​IMG]

    Can't say we have a big farm either. We're only residing on about 5 acres... we used to have about 50, but being so young & BROKE ([​IMG]), we had to sell our acreage - couldn't afford the darn taxes! NYS SUCKS FOR TAXES!!!
     
  7. RJ_Hythloday

    RJ_Hythloday Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute animals. Was skunky getting special treatment in the master bath?

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    Or do they all get this kind of treatment? [​IMG]
     
  8. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry you lost little skunky. From the first pic, I could tell there was a holstein in there someplace, knocked knees, and big joints.
    Great bunch of critters, there is a lot of work going on at your house, when do you have time to hang out with BYC?? [​IMG]
     
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    Nice looking calves. I must say I don't know how you can stand feeding milkreplacer with multiples in one pen! Mine are all separate while on milk replacer and if I get desparate enough to put more than one in a pen I'll put ropes with hooks on to hook them with at feeding time.

    For those with smaller acrerage you can still raise calves. My BIL is going to raise some to about 550 lbs. and then sell them on market. Veal calves are about 400-450 lbs.

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  10. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Aaaawwwwwwwww! I think I need a cow!
     

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