Most of our calves are born in mid-to-late Spring. The babies spend their first six months with mom and the rest of the herd leisurely grazing on the tender green grass and nursing on their moms. We rotate them through our land, alternating their grazing/fertilizing with our haying efforts. We work baling hay and chopping haylege to feed them through our long winters. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the calves are weaned from their moms. To help the herd maintain their health and growth rates in our icy, snowy winters, we provide them with shelter and the hay we made over the summer. Of course, those TLC visits continue---even in the cold weather! As Spring approaches we are busy looking for "winter storm damage" to any of our fences, preparing machinery for another haying season, and of course, the anticipation of new babies on the farm!