Thistle Hill Farm – Blog

…doing what comes naturally

Month: March, 2016

Thistle Hill alumni club….porcine chapter…

….Thistle Hill sows are smarter than your average pig!                                 Consider exhibit 1: These two sows had their litters minutes apart….and instead of remaining on opposite ends of the barn, they’ve combined their “resources”.  All the babies nurse on row on one sow and then move to the other sow.  Meanwhile, the first sow flops over […]

Thistle Hill Alumni Club….

….when a Thistle Hill cow and Thistle Hill bull get together on “foreign soil”…good things happen! In this case, Elim Springs Rojo.  Owner Rich Hamilton sends us this picture of  Rojo, the son of our Watson and Izzie.  Izzie left here bred and delivered at the Hamilston’s Elim Springs farm in southern Virginia.  Rojo is […]

The Thistle Hill Alumni Club….

….celebrates the 13th birthday of its charter member!  Thistle Hill Goldie celebrated the day at his home in Bugtussle, Kentucky.  Eric Smith reports Goldie is still going strong after all these years. We’re often asked what’s the useful life of a bull and we normally say 10 to 12 years.  Looks like we’re going to […]

Feeling down….unappreciated….

….we’re reminded by Bob Cain that there’s always……

Wooz’ favorite bull….

….currently away on a business trip.   He’s Traditional Devon’s™ Highwayman…one of our pure, traditional English bulls working with partner Bill Walker’s herd in South Carolina. Some of the “experts” consider this Frame One bull too small but not the lack of air between the stomach and the ground.  Highwayman is all meat…easy to maintain and […]

The icing on the cake….

….we’re still feeding a little hay though warm temps have been greening up the pastures.  That’s one of our Senepols in the foreground—always a chow-hound—and Devon in the back.  We “tested” Senepol years ago and, while we like them a lot, decided Devon would do better in our environment. One of the things we got […]