Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thank You for liking us "WIERD" people

I just want to say "THANK YOU"!!!! Thank you to everyone who has reserved their beef!  We are sooo very close to making our farm payment and still keeping all of our calves to raise as natural beef in OUR pastures this summer.

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 talking yelling, to direct the heifer (with a calf peeking out her backside) to the appropriate gate.  Now, if you've had a child or have heard a birth story, you know that a mother in labor is NOT thinking clearly.  So, you know that heifers that are in labor have NO clue what to do, where to go, or how to get there.  Plus, they try to turn around & go back to the place they chose (even if its really muddy & cold) to have their calf.

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


  1. what an exciting post to read!!! :) CONGRATS!

  2. I didn't know you were in Iowa. My boyfriend sold some cattle in the Hereford sale, but I had to miss due to work. I love home raised beef and can't wait until the steer in the pen are ready for consumption.

    I think it is really awesome that you are being able to generate income for your farm thru farm raised beef. Way to go.

  3. Thanks for following my blog! We lived in NE Iowa when we were first married. I love Iowa and all its local food! Your ranch sounds great.