10 Things to be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, traditions and giving thanks. So often we get wrapped up in the day to day stresses of ‘life’ and forget we have it good. Even as we struggle to keep the bills paid we live in a country with an abundance of food that many cannot even dream […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,Praise Him, All Creatures Here Below;Praise Him Above, Ye Heavenly HostPraiseFather, Son and Holly Ghost! Amen!Happy Thanksgiving from the gang in GriggsDakota.Pin It

What Kind of World

As Thanksgiving draws near, it’s natural to think of those things, situations and people we’re thankful for. I recently read “It’s a God Thing” and the incredible stories are inspiring. When there’s good things it’s easy to be hopeful – when it’s bad things, faith is needed. Today embraces a beginning and an aftermath. The […]

Calf with a broken leg

Calves are born on our farm daily. They usually get up and start walking around within an hour after birth. But that wasn’t the case with a heifer calf born a few days ago. Shortly after she entered the world, it appears her mother accidently stepped on her back leg breaking it.

She needed medical attention, so Lad, Josue and Marco got to work helping this calf. An injury like this is rare on our farm. A splint was made, then the leg was set with the cloth-lined pipe splint before being bound with hoof wrap.

She’s a tough, strong calf

The calf was treated with anti-inflammatory and penicillin for the pain and swelling. She’s doing well and currently resting in the soft, cozy straw bed inside her hutch.

In a week, the splint will be taken off to check the leg. Then the dressing and splint will be re-applied.

She’s protected from the wind and cold
Everything is being done to help her leg heal so she recovers and becomes a healthy heifer.