Did I say “pumpkin pictures coming tomorrow?” I guess I did, didn’t I.

Pick a peck of pumpkins

My blogging mojo seems to have gone missing. But I’ve been doing this long enough to know that it will be back at some point. You just gotta roll with it.

Rafe stands sits guard over our haul of carving pumpkins

I just feel like I’ve got nothing new to blog about. It’s another fall season, with all the same things that go on every fall. But when you think about it, that’s a good thing. Because so many times, when there’s something to blog about around here, it’s bad news.


But everything around here is good right now. We still have a litter of 6 piglets. The stocker calves are looking like they’re going to be mighty good eating real soon. The first of the butcher hogs went to the locker yesterday.

The only bad news was the snow yesterday. As I said to my friend Ann, “Now this is just plain mean.”

3 years ago:

Fall tree

It’s all who you know

2 years ago:


Still life

1 year ago:

It’s National Pork Month, after all

Beans, beans, the magical fruit

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4 Responses to

  1. Great pictures! I love the one of Rafe standing guard. Fall is great – except we had snow/ice/freezing rain this morning – ugh. How big do you let your stocker calves get before shipping them to slaughter?Kris

  2. Thanks, Kris! We butcher our calves at 19 months. What about you?

  3. We butcher whenever they hit 1200-1400 lbs – so usually right around 18 months or so-the one we butchered this summer for us was only 15 months, but he weighed 1569 live weight -and dressed at 950. I’d’ve hated to see what he would have weighed if we had waited 3 or 4 more months. The one we are feeding now for us is a Christmas 07 baby and we weighed him last weekend – 875 lbs. Don’t know what the heck we are doing different but…..I’m about out of meat so I’m not complaining! Have a good day!Kris

  4. Patti says:

    I hear ya on the slump. I actually posted pics of my turkeys in the pasture….wow exciting hahahahah

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