Every year seems to have its challenges and I feel that is how we learn life lessons along the way. But, I will say that 2012 seemed to present more than its share; whether it was animal or weather related. So, I didn’t realize just how far behind I was on my updates, until just recently. A week ago we received 6 inches of snow and NO wind. I can’t tell you how exciting it was to see it!! We received more snow in one day than we got all last winter. So I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of snow on top of fence posts. Yes, it is the little things that makes us smile.
We had a very busy fall with the seasonal shows. Working with Jr’s around at the various shows has become the highlight for me. It is so much fun to watch them grow in a very short period of time. The icing on the cake is to watch the parents starting out being nervous, then so excited when their child becomes confidant with the animal.
As far as the Almosta Farm’s animals hitting the road, it was a fresh start. I have had 2012 calves going to the shows and I have 2 that have really stepped into the lime light. We have submitted a very nice 2012 mahogany with frosting heifer of Spring Flight Connecticut Yankee’s into the National Sale in Denver, CO. Her siblings have done so well, whether it’s in the show ring or in a grass fed program. And she has the disposition to be loved by a Jr. My Angus cow once again had a tremendous bull calf from Koal. I am so impressed with what the highlands can offer to the commercial breeds.
Our wish from Almosta Farm is for everyone to have a great 2013 and hope that our trails cross along the way.