Happy New Year!


I know I know, I have been really dropping the ball on posting on here!

Not a lot of exciting things going on since we finished up harvest, but here are a few random pictures from the last couple of months:

New born calf in a warmerMy dog Sophie, checking out the first calf of the new year, a heifer born at around 7:00 Am on Jan. 1st.  The calf is in a warmer that blows warm air on it to dry it off and help is save energy in the cold weather.

oliver 660 diesel restoreOne of the shop projects this winter, restoring an Oliver 660 Diesel for my dad.  The engine can be seen in the back ground on a stand (between the rear wheels.)

cattle in a chuteVaccinating heifers.  The pink on the chute isn’t blood.  🙂  If we want to sort them back out after we have handled them, we will use a pink cattle paint on them, that is simply over spray on the chute.

inside a freestall barnOverhead view of the freestall barn.

cat skid-steer with sand shooterOnce a week we add fresh sand bedding to the stalls.  The white powder is lime that we throw into the stalls to help keep them dry.

setting grade stakesDelbert and Dave shooting an elevation.  We started pushing some dirt this fall for a freestall addition in the spring.

large Floridian dairyBecky and I visited a large dairy in Florida.  Read more about them here:  http://www.dakindairyfarms.com/

hungry calvesHungry Calves!

little girl with calvesAnd Zoie checking out the calves.

Hope that every one had a safe and happy Holiday Season.  I’m looking forward to what 2014 has in store!

Also, don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scholzefamilyfarm

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About Will

Dairy Farmer
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1 Response to Happy New Year!

  1. Anita says:

    Baby calves make my heart skip beats. Soooo sweet.
    Happy New Year!

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