Sunday, December 6, 2015

Our First Pasture Raised Beef Cow - Pippin

Raising our own beef has been something we've looked forward to for many years, and have been awaiting impatiently ever since we got Rosie 3 years ago. Every burger we have had since then, we've looked at each other and said, someday, that'll be from our beef. That day is almost here, and just in time because his mom Rosie is about to pop with another calf any day now. We wanted to share our favorite photos of Pippin, from birth to butcher weight, and will be doing posts soon about how to make the most out of your cow or half cow when processing them and how to tan your own cowhide rug with almost no cost. 

Born during one of the passes of the Polar Vortex during January 2015

We spoiled him with once a day milking until he was 9 months old

He has a beautiful black coat, sometimes showing the red undertones of his mom

His 1 year old birthday

This fall, as big if not bigger than his mom.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're doing a wonderful job with these guys and everything else.