Thursday, February 17, 2011
Farm Friend Friday
Just over the hill, some friends of ours
raise cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, and
Sunday morning we had
the chance to get up
close and personal
with all of the above!
Years ago elk were native to this area,
but now most of eastern South Dakota
is devoted to farming... crops,
and raising cattle or sheep.
This rancher raises them for their
meat and also sells the antlers
they shed in the spring.
It was a real treat to see this
animal roaming on the prairie...
They are so large and graceful!
After introducing ourselves
to the elk, one of the rancher's
daughter's Taryn, came out
and invited us to
tour the rest of their farm.
Riding the family pet, Clayton,
Tyra the youngest joined us
and the two sisters couldn't wait to show
us their newest farm friends!
Over the fence and into the barn they went...
while I waited,I mingled with
the "other girls" in the pen...
This one told me how
well the rancher's daughters
take care of them!!
The rest agreed, these girls
are hard workers
and are always on time
with their meals!!
All three sisters help with chores
and are active in 4-H!
When Taryn and Tyra brought
out two baby goats,
it was pretty obvious
they love being farm girls!!
I couldn't help smiling
at these happy little sisters
who are so proud of their animals!
Sisters who share
a special bond
Thanks for sharing
your farm friends with us!!
And thank you to Matt and Dulcy
for raising 3 sweet girls!
Have a great Friday!
Linking with Amy at Verde Farm,
join us and see more farm friends!!