The snowstorm of April 14 and 15 demonstrated once again how powerful the life force really is. As was pointed out before, we had two calves born before the event and then the cows took several days off. The calves in these two pictures were all born since the storm, born wet and onto snow. The boys got some corn stalks spread for help in getting them off the snow, and soon out of the mud. You can see in the pictures how very hard this was on the pasture paddock, with the pugging and the mud showing, where they are being fed. But there too, we can have some confidence that the same strength that is in the calves will also be in the grass. Livestock farms teach this over and over. Nature is anything but weak, if we would just try to stay out of her way a little.
Pastures A Plenty Farm is home to a hog farrow to finish operation as well as free range chickens and a seasonal cattle grazing business. Our pork is available at several Twin Cities food co-ops and also at local restaurants.