We made it! Thank you all for being a part of the ride. Your support and words of encouragement made it all possible. I've probably learned more in 2015 than I have in any other year of being alive. It was frequently scary, sometimes joyful, totally exhausting and completely worth it.
I'm working on learning more about the best ways to get meat into your hands - if you could fill out this quick survey that would be a huge help.
The flerd! I had never grazed sheep and cows together before and hadn't met anyone in the area who did. I wasn't entirely sure it would work and it turned out better than I thought it would. The cows actively protected the sheep and the sheep felt safer with the cows.
One lamb broke his leg and I cobbled together a treatment plan for him. And he was fine!
I had never worked with weaned feeder pigs before (just momma pigs and their litters). I had never worked with 23 pigs in one group before! One pig got a little fresh with me above and bit my calf. But damn they were cute.
Farming is physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. I had to get better at asking for help this year. My parents are the greatest and I couldn't have done it without their support. It was such a big deal to have them around. People were never really supposed to farm by themselves.
Leanna at Four Legs Farm