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Feeder Lambs!



Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 10 August 2023…

Hey Y’all!


Good evening and happy day-before-Friday from Air2Ground Farms! We got over 2” of rain yesterday and the temps never got over 80 degrees. Thankfully, the worst of the storms missed us but our friends 45 minutes south were without power, again, overnight. Today was warm and sunny. The animals are all doing very well, with a significant highlight today! Our mentor in this regenerative farming business had some lambs for sale and we got 15 today. Our plan is to potentially keep a ram for our breeding program, sell a ram or two, and use the remaining as “feeder lambs” just like we do with our pigs. The top pic and the next 3 pics are the new group. This almost triples the lamb we will have available for processing. We put them in the paddock with the 7 bottle lambs. In a few days, we will separate the remaining lambs from the ewes and move them into the same paddock. I spent 4 hours yesterday morning picking the garden in the thunderstorms. I figured I already had on my rain gear and it wasn’t too hot, so I decided to just stay out and pick. Shelley was inside preserving our prior harvest. I put a couple pics of part of the harvest yesterday. We also got LOADS of tomatoes. After finishing with the garden, I built a head gate for Stella. She is big enough now that she eats her bit of grain quickly and then fights her way into Happy and Betty’s troughs to steal theirs. They aren’t too keen on the thievery and get fidgety which makes milking difficult. Thus, it’s time for Stella to learn milk-barn-manners. I put a couple of pics of the 3 gates, Stella’s is in the middle. Next, I decided since I was already quite dirty, I would attempt to see what was wrong with the side-by-side transmission. It took a bit to get the plastic cover out of the way, but when I did, I found the transmission drive belt in the state you see in the last pic. It basically fell apart into pieces. We’re not sure if that’s the only issue, but we do know it is AN issue. As we were driving through the city today to get the lambs, we stopped at a dealership and picked up a new belt and hope to get it installed soon and, fingers crossed, that fixes the issue. In the last blog, I told you I wanted to finish the podcast editing and get it uploaded. Well, I did and it’s a good thing. It took 36 hours to upload into YouTube. The computer was tied up during that time. I am attempting to follow a good file plan using an external hard drive so that the computer’s drive doesn’t quickly fill up with the large files. Well, that didn’t work well for uploading. From now on, I’ll either airdrop it to my iPhone and upload from there, or save it to the internal hard drive for upload and then move it to the external. We’ve already gotten a few comments on this episode. Thank you for the feedback! Links below to the YouTube video and the audio-only. If you like it, share it on your social media!


Embracing Regenerative Farming--

Video on YouTube:

Audio only on Castos:


Local Farm Report for 8&9 August 2023:

Harvest:

43 Chicken eggs

20 Duck eggs

13 3/4 Gallons of milk


Cheers!

Psycho & Shelley




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rcgable
rcgable
Aug 11, 2023

Harvest is looking great!

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Thank you!!

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Auntie Fiat
Auntie Fiat
Aug 11, 2023

Lambapalooza!

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Oh yeah!

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