MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Chat Forum
 A Farm of My Own
 Early Morning on the Farm
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author A Farm of My Own: Previous Topic Early Morning on the Farm Next Topic  

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4146 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4146 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  04:03:49 AM  Show Profile
5 am time to rise and shine. I get up without an alarm clock. Got one in my head, that never fails to go off. Though I wish it would sometimes. Get a cup of coffee made and this morning got the fire going from a few coals. Temps are cold over night but starting to warm up during the days now. Hopefully winter will retreat and let spring take over. Still got a foot of snow at least. I head out to check on the mommas and babies. Got my flashlight to show me the way. The stars are shining bright. I missed seeing the northern lights last night, forgot to get up and look at midnight. Cows are all laying down and eyes are glowing, looking at me. We only have 8 cows now to care for. No babies out there, they are all in the calf pen this morning. They got a nice bed of straw in the barn, protected from the weather. They can go in and out as they please. Mommas are finally getting used to that idea. All is well out in the pasture. I have a cow and one heifer yet to calve. the cow should be before the end of the month and will see on the heifer.
So out of 6 cows we have 8 calves on the ground. Dang, two sets of twins this year. One set of boys and one of girls. They are all doing fine, just smaller then the others. I turn around and head to the barn. Got Evelyn, our milk cow, and her calf Eli in there. Get Evelyn her grain and got Eli out the gate to the pasture. Share milking with him. He gets all the milk overnight and I get the milk in the afternoon. Otherwise he was getting almost all of it. 5-6 gallons a day is what Evelyn is producing now. That makes Eli pretty chunky and big. I feed Tinker the cat her half can of soft food this morning. She is 10+ years old, so she gets that soft treat. Then onto the chicken coop. I feed the chickens and open up their nest boxes. I don't have the light on anymore over night, and they were all still on the roost sleeping. Back to the house I go to have another cup of coffee and feed myself. Then it is time to get ready for work. A morning in my life on this Wisconsin farm.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6841 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6841 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  06:25:43 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I love the way you walked us through your morning on the farm. I could picture each step of the way. Thanks for sharing your morning with us.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9273 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9273 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  06:57:07 AM  Show Profile
Michele,
Thanks for sharing your morning with us! Love it. Can't wait to hear when the next babies are born. I love farm babies!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4729 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4729 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  11:10:58 AM  Show Profile
Sounds like a delightful way to start the day on a farm. Thanks for sharing with us Michele.

Dawn in IL

"Spring: a reminder of how beautiful change can truly be."
— Unknown
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6797 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6797 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  12:57:41 PM  Show Profile
I love this Michele. It was like I was right there with you. Thank you for sharing how your mornings go. Your farm sounds perfect and all those sweet baby calves just melt my heart. Cant wait to hear about your new calves when they arrive!

Krista
Go to Top of Page

Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1477 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1477 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2023 :  5:43:51 PM  Show Profile
Phew, Michele, I’m tried just reading about your morning. Lol. And I was moaning about getting outta bed at 7:00 am this morning. Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4146 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4146 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2023 :  03:34:37 AM  Show Profile
lol that was fun.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

Go to Top of Page

amomoffour
True Blue Farmgirl

75 Posts

Ruth
Cañon City CO
USA
75 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2023 :  07:03:32 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for sharing your morning with us. It is interesting to me to learn how others farm too.

Ruth Farmer
Go to Top of Page

Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6548 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6548 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2023 :  10:30:35 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I loved hearing about a typical day in your life on your farm. You are one busy Farmgirl, that is for sure , but it sounds like the benefits are immeasurable!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
Go to Top of Page

AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

528 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
528 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2023 :  4:46:59 PM  Show Profile
Michele when I stayed at my grandmothers house she would stand outside the bedroom door and say rise and shine. She never knocked, she would just say rise and shine then a few minutes later say it again until I finally got up.
Congratulations on the twins! So exciting. Our second calf was born today, 8 days after our first.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4146 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4146 Posts

Posted - Apr 04 2023 :  03:29:47 AM  Show Profile
Andrea it is sure fun to watch the calf kids play. Enjoy. I am waiting on the last heifer to calve. Every day she is one day closer, is what I say. We had 15 inches of snow last Friday into saturday. Boy that was a joy to deal with after 2 days of rain. It drifted real bad too. We are all hoping spring will take all the snow away soon. Though then we are left to deal with mud season. Not sure which is worse. We will have alot of fences to fix this year. We had a bad snow and ice storm in Dec, with alot of trees down on fences. I will have to ask our boys to come and help fix fence. They help us and we give them their beef, so a good trade. Well at least I think it is haha. Time to head outside and see what the morning holds for us.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

Go to Top of Page

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17101 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17101 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2023 :  10:38:02 PM  Show Profile
Michele,
Your mornings are full,,, and Blessed....

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4146 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4146 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2023 :  06:43:01 AM  Show Profile
. Evening peace in the valley.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

Go to Top of Page

Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2218 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2218 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2023 :  09:08:58 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful!

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
Go to Top of Page

ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4729 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4729 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2023 :  1:06:03 PM  Show Profile
Stunning views for your cows Michele! The cows and calves look very happy and healthy. Enjoy your beautiful farm and keep adding pictures for us.

Dawn in IL

First you dream
Then you do
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6797 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6797 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2023 :  3:08:03 PM  Show Profile
Michele, that is such a beautiful view! And I bet your cows love it just as much as you.

Krista
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9273 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9273 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2023 :  04:09:48 AM  Show Profile
Gorgeous Michele! Farm life is one of the best things. I miss it!
So thank you for sharing yours.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4146 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4146 Posts

Posted - Jul 31 2023 :  02:39:03 AM  Show Profile
Thank you all for the kind words. We have been very dry this summer. Hoping for more rain, so I don't have to start feeding hay, which is in short supply. I have already bought some hay to make it through winter.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

Go to Top of Page

Lacey
Chapter Guru

164 Posts

Rea
Davis Ca
USA
164 Posts

Posted - Aug 04 2023 :  1:28:43 PM  Show Profile
Looks like you have happy cows! I miss my farm....but if the rain gods give us to much rain here I will send it your way!

Rea Nakanishi
Farm Girl Of The Month Jan. 2022
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
– Pablo Picasso
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4146 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4146 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2023 :  03:03:56 AM  Show Profile
Much appreciated Lacey!

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

Go to Top of Page

Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2688 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2688 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2023 :  09:35:46 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful, Michelle!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
Go to Top of Page
  A Farm of My Own: Previous Topic Early Morning on the Farm Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page