It's a cold Saturday morning. We have a fire crackling in the fireplace. I just love that sound.
A cup of coffee warms us inside and out, and it smells so good.
Bacon sizzles in the cast iron skillet filling the air with wonderful aromas that will last all day long.
The roosters are crowing. It's morning! Time to get going!
The Wagyu bull is letting us know he is hungry. He is very young, so we keep him penned with a heifer in the corral, right outside our bedroom. I think it's a good day for them to graduate to the grassy lot behind the house.
The livestock guardian puppies are awake and ready for a day of training. They still have a puppy bark, except for Ronnie. His voice is changing and an occasional deep sounding bark slips out. Our Great Pyrenees is very old, and having trouble with her back and hips. She can retire now. Some people warn against getting multiple puppies at once, but my dad always said they work together, and he knew what he was talking about. They were meant to work in a pack. So Ronnie, Steely and Mickey, will grow up surrounded by a host of livestock, learning to bond with the animals. But they will also be socialized and taught not to jump on our grandchildren. It takes time, but it is worth it.
The sheep are bah-bahing and geese are running around making all sorts of sounds. We have three ewe lambs and one ram for sale at the time of this post.
It's a week away from Christmas, and we are on vacation. As we feed the animals in the cold, Weise Farms wishes everyone a season filled with love. As you are celebrating the birth of Jesus. His birth was not like ours today. He was born in a lowly cattle stall. I am so thankful for the warmth of a home. Have a Merry Christmas!