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December 2013

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 7:10 AM

This will be the winter to remember.  5 days over Christmas spent feeding cows, adding fuel to the way-too-small generator, going to town for gas for the way-to-inefiicient generator, and waiting for power to be restored.  Michigan made the National news I don't know how many times, with interviews right in Lansing, East Lansing and Charlotte.

The worst ice storm we have had in ages. 



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Denver 2013

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Wow; still can't believe it is real.  Had a superb week, and a great time traveling to and from with minimal problems.  Accompanying me was Ginny Miller, showman extraordinaire; and Skyler Anderson, good friend and fellow Highland breeder. Between the 3 of us, we just about cleaned house, (ah, if only money were involved) and as those of you who know me know, I don't clean house (any house, literal or figurative) very often. Ginny got Champion Senior Showman on her first visit to th...

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Getting Back to the Blog

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Well, got home today with Larry greeting me on theporch;  “the leather chair prolapsed but I stuffed everything back in.”  The green leather armchair, some 18 years old, with lots of previous dog abuse in termsof climbing and sleeping, had given up the ghost yesterday with a small rip inthe arm.  Today, they discovered it.  In addition, the very small remains of cash lay in the middle of the kitchen floor.  I confirmed it was just a one, I could still read...

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Spring is Apparently Here

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM

We had our first calf last night:  In Vogue had a red bull sired by Rebel.  Up and nursing and healthy, the way things are supposed to be.  He was about 5 days ahead of schedule, but another heifer now living down near Kalamazoo calved a full 14 days before her due date.  Again, up and nursing and healthy;  and born on an 80 degree day in March in Michigan.  That is the truly remarkable thing.

The dogs are no longer in trouble:  it seems that our new e...

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Dogs in Trouble

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The weather has been so mild this winter, it seems like we went from fall to spring.  Of course, March could change all that but we shall see soon enough.  It has proven to be a little bit of a problem with the children.  They have been out squirrel hunting, and have ended up across the road, in the neighbor's barn on more than one occasion.  They wear their remote training devices virtually all the time, but sometimes they are just so quick:  sitting out on the hill,...

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Back from Denver

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Well, we had a successful trip to the National Western this year. We ended up with the top 2 high selling females in the Sale on Saturday, thanks to Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark, California.  Not only did John Chester bid and win 2 of our sale entries, he also was high bidder on the Grand Champion Bull Twinflower Wesley, from Vermont.  For once, knock on wood and anything else that will prevent a turn of fate, we got out and back without any serious complication with the vehicle.&...

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