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Moo got his feet trimmed – yikes!

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 pm with:

tons of greens. Since I didn’t pick them last week they’re pretty big but since they’re in the hoop house they’re tender. I have baby turmeric and ginger, swiss chard, beet greens, arugula, spinach, potatoes, and sweet potatoes – and Carlea Farms’ organic fed soy-free pastured eggs, the same kind I had that one time during the summer. Lots of customers came back and said they were really good.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin, brisket, eye of round roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver, osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

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So Moo got his feet trimmed. This is the after photo. I was really terrified to do this for many reasons, but it had to be done and there is no other way. Yes, he does have a little man-udder. It went well. He was strapped in nice and tight so he couldn’t struggle and get hurt.

He has a genetic issue that causes his rear hooves to curl under making it hard for him to walk, and prone to hoof abscesses. When he was young I had my horse shoer (farrier) trim his feet but he got too big and my hoof trimming skills were falling very short. We found this super nice, highly recommended guy that trims cow feet for a living and he came 2 weeks ago and got him all fixed up, but he has abscesses that are painful. The vet says it just takes time for them to heal. He could really use some good healing vibes & love from allĀ  of you guys! It would really help him get through this rough patch a lot faster :) We thank you.

On the same day the hoof trimmer was coming, I came home early from the market to get Moo ready (I was already a ball of nerves) and I found my lamb Pappy was really sick. I figured out he had acorn toxicity so I had to give him mineral oil, banamine and some electrolytes. He recovered but geez. What a day.

Something odd happened on my way home from the market that day – I stopped at the store to get Moo a box of Frosted Mini-Wheats since he was going to have to go through all that, I knew he would want to do some emotional eating :) and as I walked down one of the aisles, I turned my head straight to the mineral oil on the bottom shelf and it was likeĀ  **MINERAL OIL**> as if it was being pointed out to me. Of course I was like, that’s weird, who cares about mineral oil, and off I went, only to get home and find my sick lamb that needed a quart of mineral oil, so I had to go back to the store. Strange, right?

If you look at the very top picture, near his adorable face there’s a rattle paddle leaning on the truck. You just shake it and it rattles and that’s what Shane uses to direct the cows, they move away from the ‘super scary” rattling sound. Except Moo, he’s like, ” What’s that?” and goes toward it haha. What a goof. I just put his halter on and led him into the hoof trimmer’s contraption. He’s such a good boy.

OK I’ll see you guys tomorrow!!