Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer @ Kessi Farms...

Summer here in Western Oregon

The last hay field is baled up...

That's always a good feeling...

All of the cattle are doing well...

It is breeding season,

the bulls are in with the cows...

The calves are growing big and will remain

 with their mothers until they are 

weaned in November.

We just moved the cattle to summer pasture...

We are hauling all those BIG hay bales

to the barns for winter storage...


Summer time and the livin' is easy.

I think that's what they say?

Wishing you all a relaxing summer season!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. I love the smell of newly mown hay!! I love to ride my horse on a hay field with bales in it - slalom course!! It does feel good to get that hay in. How many cuttings do you get in a year? We usually get 3, 4 on a good year.

    1. we cut native bent grass in our hay fields. We just get one cutting. Unlike alfalfa, which can get many cuttings, we only get one.

  2. So good to see! It is hard work but also rewarding!!! Glad you are having a good summer!!!

    1. Always a good feeling to get the hay in the barn! We begin feeding hay this week. Our summer pasture is exhausted and the cows are getting hungry.

  3. Привет!! Очень красивая природа у вас!! Коровам и телятам нравится гулять!! Они такие милые!! Люблю, люблю!! И вы с мужем очень хорошо заботитесь о них!! Hi!! Very beautiful nature you have !! Cows and calves like to walk !! They are so sweet!! Love love!! And you and your husband take good care of them !!

  4. What a beautiful place - that barn has me wanting to drive across the US just to see it! Thanks for sharing lovely photos of your place!

    1. Yes, our Harlan barn is quite an attraction around these parts. I never tire of photographing it. It is quite old and was built by a homesteader in the late 1800's. Our family acquired it in the early 1900's. It was primarily used as our sheep barn for many years. We mainly use it for goats and cattle now. When we wean the calves in November, we put them in the barn for about 10 days until they are weaned. It is also shelter for our kid goats over the winter months.

  5. Hi everyone, I haven't been receiving any blogger comments for several months now. I thought everyone was having a fun and busy summer and wasn't reading the blog.....just today I discovered lots and lots of blogger comments waiting for my moderation. Not sure how that happened? I will try and respond to any questions you had....which may take me awhile to get through several months of comments, but I will peck away at it a little each day. Sorry for the lack of communication on my part. Happy to see all of the comments waiting for me. My Best To You, LuAnn Kessi in Western Oregon