Babies leaving home soon

This is a happy time of year for hubby and our finances but somewhat of a sad time for me.  In the spring we had forty + babies born and now they weigh between 425# and 500# and it’s marketing season.  We’re delaying it for a couple weeks because a few have been plagued with “pinkeye” and they are recovering.  I wanted to share some of their pictures before they leave.

They’ve put on about 300 – 400 pounds since they were born and are grazing along side their moms now.  Most will only nurse a couple times a day at their present weight and they’re first to come to the feed troughs which make it easier on them when they leave their mom behind.

5 responses to “Babies leaving home soon

  1. You have a lovely looking farm .. Hi I am cecilia, i have a tiny little farm miles away in Illinois and have popped over from Lynda’s pages. Have a lovely day.. c

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    • Glad you dropped by. I have a friend that is originally from Illinois and she goes home a couple times a year to see her grandma who turned 101 this year. Some of her children still live in Illinois. I love Linda’s blog and look forward to her daily stories. I don’t post everyday, only when something is going on that I haven’t blogged about in a while. Getting ready to do some crafting and start another quilt.

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  2. Love, love, love this. They’re beauties, Rita! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. They are soooooo cute!

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