Farm | The 'Cows' Came Home

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It’s been a little quiet around the blog since the purchase of our homestead. We have been spending every spare moment, between work away from the homestead as well as running our small businesses, to revive this old homestead into a working farm and a liveable home. We finally reached a milestone here on the homestead and I am happy to share it with you!

This week the ‘cows’ came home

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We are thrilled to finally have them here with us. Three of the steers from our old farm have made their way home. This week our herd has grown with the addition of three new Highland calves and in the next few weeks we will be welcoming home three Hereford calves.

 Rocket - Our Red Highland & Brisket - Our Brown Highland

Rocket - Our Red Highland & Brisket - Our Brown Highland

 Picket - Our White Highland

Picket - Our White Highland

It’s been an adventure, as most farm start-ups are, as we’ve spent the last month and a half building a home for our cattle. There was not a barn on our homestead when we moved in, the old barn had been buried some time ago; but we did find a picture of it through the cleanup, YES! With a lot of work and several willing souls, we constructed our first barn, the cattle lean, as well as a winter lot.

We are thankful that the cattle are home with us again and we look forward to cozying up the barn and the house a little bit more before winter. Below is a digital timeline of how the barn came together... (it isn't quite finished)

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