This week we cut silage and put up a pile at the Four Sisters Farm.

The job takes at least three on crew – one to cut, one to haul and one to pack.

So naturally, we needed six sandwiches.

When I delivered the sandwiches, I drove by three other family farms that were also cutting silage. It is an exciting time around Kingsbury County!

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John called in his good friend Tim and asked him to help drive our beloved truck, Ol’ Red. The truck made it through one more year.IMG_1076

 

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Silage is made by chopping up the entire corn plan into small pieces. This pile will be covered with a tarp and stored for winter feeding.IMG_1067

It makes a nutritional feed for beef cattle, but it needs to be mixed with a few other ingredients.

Such as: hay, supplemental minerals and a protein source like alfalfa or “wet cake”.

We work closely with a beef cattle nutritionist to formulate a diet that will meet all of the nutritional needs of the cattle.

Sometimes, I wish a nutritionist would show up and do that for me!

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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.