Thistle Hill Farm – Blog

…doing what comes naturally

Month: March, 2015

Just like the first robins….

….spring brings out the first cattle folk looking to either enlarge or upgrade their herds…or both.  Thistle Hill welcomed Connie and John Moelker of Ontario, Canada recently who were making a circuit of US Devon farms. The Moelkers had recently purchased a Devon from the Lakota Bull Test but were now looking for females.  After their […]

Hooray for spring break….

….increasingly we plan our calendar around grandson Church’s school breaks.  He can do anything Grandpa ever did…and better.  He’s always loved the farm but now his physical ability is catching up with his enthusiasm. On this Spring Break he eschewed the usual Florida getaway of many college students….even a vacation in Sicily….to give us a […]

Sunrise over Thistle Hill….

….the cows have the best view  Photo by Duane Ard.

Thistle Hill Alumni Club….

….a bouncing baby boy by Thistle Hill Red Lad.  Brooke Henley in Burkittsville, Maryland says he’s “growing like a weed” despite being born in a snowstorm. Brooke and husband, Tom Garnett, are calling him Snowball.  Dad is descended from our Watson bull and our first really outstanding cow, R3, who is still producing beautiful calves […]

Let Spring begin….

….others look for the first robin….or first blade of grass.  A cattleman, of course, looks for the first calf.  And ours was born overnight to one of our Devon/Senepol dams….the proud papa (though he was a half-mile away in another pasture) was one of our TDA English bulls, Highwayman. Wooz had to go and tell […]

Now you have seen everything….

….in England, pink wrap for hay bales….part of the breast cancer awareness campaign. Thanks to Juliet Cleave of Kew Herd in Cornwall for the picture.  

In March….a young cow’s thoughts….

….turn to what it was like last Spring.  (Particularly when there’s a forecast of 8 more inches of snow!) Our belle of Cornwall—Juliet Cleave—digs out a picture of last year’s turnout of the Kew herd.  Green grass instead of white.  Happy Days!