Sadly, we went on a one year hiatus from the blogging world. I cannot believe how quickly that time passed and how long I have neglected this blog. But thus is life and so here we go to give it another shot.
We have had some changes in the last year. Here's a synopsis for you: we're older, and hopefully wiser, our baby girl isn't a baby anymore, we have one less cow, no chickens at the moment, and THE farm vet (in the literal sense, not the blog) has taken a different path in his professional life. Don't worry, he is still a practicing veterinarian, just with a new group and doing a few different things.
The farm vet is now working with a vet group out of Canada that focuses on providing services to feedlots and calf ranches. We will stay based here, in California. This does mean he will not be doing the "James Herriot" type of work that many may imagine (meaning the assortment of animals, whether companion or farm). His professional work is much more focused on the animal health of cattle eventually used for beef. He is thoroughly enjoying his new working partners and all of the challenges that come with this move. He still has a handful of local dairy farms he works with as well.
Our little girl is rapidly becoming a very independent toddler! It is more and more fun every day. This is her with our heifer, Millie, that we are still waiting to get bred. Our other heifer is pregnant (thank goodness!) and due this fall. Yay for a baby calf on the way!
Lastly, sadly, our chickens had to be put to sleep because of a bad case of scaly leg mites. :( They weren't high egg producers but we were getting maybe one or two every couple days. We have learned from this and are going to start new with some more chickens, hopefully soon.