I have been very lacking on my blogging this past month, but things have slowed down. We finished the Iowa Maine Anjou Beef Expo Sale and had great success selling our heifers. The sale went very well and I didn't have any major breakdowns. While we were at Beef Expo, our bred heifers were set to start calving at home. Sooo, I drove home each night to check heifers every two or three hours. Needless to say by the end of that week, I was sick!
My voice was shot! When you're calving, dogs aren't allowed in the pens to help. (Mamas HATE dogs at this time of year) sooo, I do a ton of
Then, I had a big meeting the Friday after Beef Expo with the Come to the Table:An afternoon of Local Foods. And more calves!
Whew, then another long week of hauling pigs, calving heifers & short nights. then I had the Green Living Health Expo and a suprise of a wonderful date night with my Honey! Such a wonderful night (even if I still felt like crap) to relax and people watch with my best friend again.
So there you have it. February ran away!
Now, here is March. And our Farm Payment is looming. But, we are SOOOO CLOSE!!! So close to keeping ALL of our calves!!! I would much rather keep our calves to sell to all of you as beef, than send them to the sale barn. So, Thank You!!! Thank you to everyone who believes in us and Thank You to everyone who has reserved their beef in advance!!!
It is SO wonderful how our Local Foods Movement is growing!! We really love our participation with the Iowa Food Cooperative and we are excited to have our beef at Wheatsfield Coop in Ames. We love that many of you want to learn about how your food is raised! We are going to plan a springtime open house, so that many of you can come, pet some calves, see your beef & enjoy the sunshine on the ranch!
If you are interested in getting a great rate on your beef, this is the last week to reserve your beef with a discounted rate. Send me a note to ebersolecattleco (at) yahoo (dot) com, and we can talk details.
Thank you again, to everyone for your support and encouragement!
Now, back outside to check heifers........
Its our season of checkin Nuts & Butts.... again