mountainharvest: Hello all, its been pretty dead around here lately...how is everyone?!
Oct 26, 2013 22:30:36 GMT -5
critterscorner: It does seem very quiet on here.
Dec 17, 2013 22:25:25 GMT -5
rod: To day was a challenging one they extended hunting season on PEI, hunters on the lot next to my land were shooting guns for a good part of the day. Had to call the authority to get them to stop MY horses were going nuts. One even jump the fence.Even t
Dec 24, 2013 19:44:11 GMT -5
critterscorner: Our horses aren't fond of gun fire either, although I must say they handle it very well.
Dec 26, 2013 13:27:07 GMT -5
mountainharvest: Mine do well as well with guns..I would not shoot from the saddle or anything though! We have a helicopter pilot for a neighbor, so they got used to noise very fast! Plus, we live in a hunting rich area, and we harvest our families pork ourselves...
Dec 29, 2013 16:28:59 GMT -5
critterscorner: We are looking into getting a few pigs this year too. We would be very interested in some tips, by tips I mean exact play by play instructions on how to harvest them ourselves. Do you do your own smoking as well?
Jan 1, 2014 16:10:16 GMT -5
mountainharvest: Would love to give you tips and advice! We do not do our own smoking, just not set up for it, and we only kill for our family, then have our butcher cut it up...its not that it is hard, just need a good, clean space and we don't have that.
Jan 1, 2014 16:15:13 GMT -5
mountainharvest: Because we sell most of our pork, it has to go through the gov't inspection thing...so we don't do a lot on farm. But, I was a meat cutter a few years back, so learned a lot, and there are great books out there, too
Jan 1, 2014 16:16:16 GMT -5
critterscorner: Ok, I do have a good butchering book here, if I come across anything I don't understand I know who to ask.
Jan 1, 2014 16:34:47 GMT -5
mountainharvest: Saying goodbye to my matriarch jersey cow tomorrow...feeling sad about that! But, we are keeping her daughter, Juneau, to replace her, just hope she's half the cow mama Elli-May is!
Feb 28, 2014 14:02:36 GMT -5
mountainharvest: We did...we don't need 2 milking cows for our family, and the thought of keeping her until the end and hamburger-ing her did not appeal to us! She was 9, so still has lots of life left, so time for her to go to another loving family!
Mar 5, 2014 12:27:47 GMT -5
birdsongmilkmaid: I sold one of my cows as a 9-year-old; she's 11 now, happy and healthy, and due to calve again in May. My oldest cow on the farm right now will be celebrating her 9th birthday on April 1st. She's a new cow for me, so I'm really hoping for a heifer calf!
Mar 5, 2014 19:57:35 GMT -5
mountainharvest: I'll cross my fingers for you!
Mar 9, 2014 18:48:38 GMT -5