Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Another sign this morning, a junk food trailer as it turned out. Eat much of that stuff and it will be Big Debbie! But it does taste good.
Small and white but they will get larger over the next month or so.
I got my quart bottle refiled with dark ale this time. Listened to a couple musicians play for awhile. They are starting to get a good many people there to try the beer and listen to music.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
An old man and his son did most of the work and the steers were put down very quickly as they had done it many times. They brought a steel tripod that had to be about 14 feet long with a chain hoist at the top. It was messy work but they were experts and it was the same precise job on each carcass to dismantle it into quarters and load in their truck. They went off to deliver it to the shop in Floyd where the meat will hang for a couple weeks before being cut up. The hides will go to another location to be made into leather. I didn't get done cleaning up until 2pm and that was mainly to haul the by-products (as they say on puppy food) up the hill for the buzzards to feast on. A sad day but they had a good life as steers go.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
This one is Houdini and he is the larger and older at 27 months.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Spent time at the butcher talking about options for the steers. The local guy was not very optimistic about grass fed beef so we found a guy from Floyd county who will come and take them to a butcher there who has done a good job for a guy that we know who raises grass fed cattle. I really need someone who doesn't have an attitude about the whole thing as we have a lot of time and money in them and want it done properly. So Friday is the big day in steer land.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
I got the LOOK as well.
Killed the first squash bugs today, they are all young and seemed to favor the blue hubbard plants for some reason so I sprayed all squash and pumpkins with the organic spray.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
First I stopped and got some of the long white oriental radish and turnip seeds.
There were lots of people stocking up on ammo and a few guns at the show. I had a hard time finding what I wanted as the prices were high and supply not that good.
There was lots of chatter as they say. I could hear some conversations as I walked around and I get the feeling that most people there were not happy with the direction of the country to put it nicely.
I will put down manure and put some cover on them to help keep them warm. It will also be time to put up poles and cable for them to climb on.