The calves got to go out on pasture today. They didn’t even realize the gate was open so I led them over with a handful of grass. They followed so sweetly and they stick close together, side by side.

We’ve learned a lot this week. Farming on this property, the number of animals we ultimately think we can handle here, clarifying our farm identity and finding our focus.

I learned the importance of having proper tools (like a post puller) and of trial and error (putting all those posts in backwards and having to pull them and turn them around) and how to stick with something and re-work it when things don’t turn out as expected (like a flooded pig pen). And I learned that farming is about always learning, always adapting, always being flexible. And it isn’t always pretty.


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