Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Farm Chores

The animals on a farm or ranch come first before anything else. This includes making sure the livestock and other animals are taken care of before sitting down to have a meal ourselves. Adam begins his day by getting up early (he usually leaves the house between 6:30 and 7:00AM) to take care of the animals. The morning chores consist of feeding our Border Collie, Bill, our cat, Hank, and feeding the cattle. The cattle get fed silage, hay, and ground corn in the morning. If Adam has time, he will then come back inside and grab some breakfast before moving on to the other tasks of the day. At night the cattle chores consist of feeding the calves buckets of ground corn. This is usually the last thing Adam does for the day. Once the chores are done he can come inside, relax and have dinner.

This is the auger system used to remove the silage from
the Harvestore silo and get it into the feed truck. The
conveyor belt takes the silage up an incline and dumps
it into the back of the truck.

The feed truck parked in the bay. It is being loaded
with silage by the conveyor belt.

Here comes the feed truck! At this point the
calves know breakfast is about to be served.
They start making their way down to the feed
bunk to reserve their spot to eat.

Adam feeding the calves ground corn.

Mmmm. This is good stuff!

Adam feeding the calves silage from the feed truck on a windy
Sunday morning.


  1. I love your video. They look very hungry. We are lucky that we know what being on the farm everyday is like. It is nice for others to also be able to see that.

  2. Thanks Crystal! We consider ourselves very fortunate and blessed to have grown up experiencing the hard work and responsibility that comes with living on a farm. I will be sharing more videos as we move into planting season!


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