Monthly Archives: August 2010

War on Moles

When we first built our home, the yard was full of mole hills.  I had no idea how to get rid of them.  Some of the hills were so large that it looked like we had a Godzilla mole.  They … Continue reading

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Antler Removal

On our farm we remove all of the antlers from every bull 2 years and older.  I know it sounds cruel or hurtful, but it is not.  But, it is not.  We only remove antlers when the bulls are in … Continue reading

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How we got into elk farming!

It was a God thing!  We used to live right down the street, on 7th street.  It was within walking distance.  We had made up our minds that we were going to live there forever.  The neighborhood was full of Christian … Continue reading

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Brain Stem Removal

One of the things that an elk farmer has to do when an animal is butchered or dies on our farm, is to have the brain stem, tonsils and glands removed for testing.  When we first got into elk farming … Continue reading

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Amazing!!!

O.K. sometimes things happen that are just so profound that they are hard to believe.  This calving season, just that kind of thing happened.  An elk, LJ36, was giving birth.  As soon as the baby arrived she walked away.  She never … Continue reading

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Teddy

Teddy came from a farm in Florence, Oregon.  He is a pure-blooded Roosevelt bull.  The average Roosevelt  bull that is between the ages of 6 and 10 weighs 1150 pounds.  The average Rocky Mountain bull that is between the ages of … Continue reading

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Quincey

In 2009, we decided to raise puppies.  We have some friends who make good money from selling puppies and we thought that we should give it a try.  Why not?  We raise everything else.  What is one more animal.  Really, … Continue reading

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Corona

Corona was born on a farm in Central Point, Oregon.  Dick Walker, her previous owner asked us if she could live her life out on our farm.  We gave him our word that she would live out her life.  Dick … Continue reading

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Pig Pen

Pig Pen came from a farm in Terrebonne, Oregon.  We bought him because of his antler genetics.  Pig pen got his name because he is always in the mud.  Pig pen is 4 years old this year.  He was one … Continue reading

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Rolly

Rolly is a Patagonian Cavy.  We bottled raised him.  He is by far one of our favorite pets.  Rolly lives in a compound off of our petting zoo with a wallaby named Tucker.  We bought Rolly from a local vet … Continue reading

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