That's funny! I ran around in Logan Co alot. My maiden name is Caughlin...not many of us running around! We farm between Elkton and Allensville and my Dad actually works for Miles out of the Russellville office and is like you, farms at every possible moment he's not at his "day" job! My grandfather and his 2 brothers farmed together in Elkon, the Shanklins...my aunt is the shelter insurance agent in Russellville (Sharon Shanklin) and my cousin married Carrie Hollman and now farms with them. Small world!
right now we buy lambs when they are weaned and finish them out. They are a Polypay X Hampshire cross. To be honest they taste wonderful, but I hate shearing sheep. I'm really wanting to get into raising hair sheep either the Dorpers or Khatadins. But even though they are a meat breed of sheep the quality of the meat isn't quite as good as what we have now. As far as fencing we use 16' wire cattle pannels, we set up an are big enough for the sheep to graze for 3-4 days and then we move it. It's a lot of work, but it cheaper than paying to put up a permanent woven wire fence. We do the same method with our goats, but we actually set up the fencing for the goats in the cattle pastures where the brush is to thick for the cows.
A bit of everything except much grain. I farm with my Dad at the moment, but am looking at buying a farm in campbellsburg. We raise beef cattle, hogs (Large English Black, they're pretty rare) Sheep, goats, and then we do quite a bit of Hay and vegetable produce. I sell at farmers markets and have a CSA. How bout you?
There is some cotton in my area, but not much. I actually live in more of a hay and livestock producing area. I'm one of the few farmers around here who produce any row crops at all, and that's just a side line. My main product is poultry.
Thanks! Well, I dabble in the show stock area. I love the competiveness of it, and watching the kids I sell to win and have a good time. I had to put the breeding aspect of it on the back burner for now because I'm going to school. Hopefully in the future I can pick it back up again.
Hello Grant, things are going pretty well here. We are finaly getting some rain after two months of none at all. Now we're alternating between hot and steamy and flash floods. How are things up your way?
Ha! Awesome! Yep, this ol' rig was my granddad's pickup years ago -- he bought it new in '85, drove it a few years until it became the ride for the "farm kid." I was about the fourth person to drive it. The old thing's built like a tank. They don't make them like that anymore!
Last week was COLD COLD COLD. Upper 60's for highs. This week is shaping up nicely, but with warm weather comes thunderstorms. We really don't need 2 inches of rain in an hour --- and that's what we've been getting with almost every thunderstorm that rolls through!
I had a L3600 but traded it off for a DK65 kioti. The kubota was killing me on parts. It either had more hrs than it showed, was majorly abused, or just a lemon. When I went to trade tractors I really liked the Kioti's and they shot me the best deal by far. I'd buy another in a heart beat.