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Janice & Jeff

Red Poll cattle, Red Wattle hogs: grass-finished, pasture-raised, heritage breed animals in SC. Host: #redwattlewednesday

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Double dip nursing. The Red Poll cattle breed is known for being excellent milk producers, making them excellent mamas, especially for twins. We've not had to give supplemental milk to either calf. The only thing we've had to deal with is reminding this mama she has 2 calves to care for. We sometimes have to help her find one she hides them so well! #farmlife #farmanimals #bullcalves #twins #nursing #doubleyourpleasure #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc @livestockconservancy @iamcountryside @agfuse @tractorsupply

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Mama cow and her twins. Both seem to be doing well! We will push them over to The Nursery today, so we can keep an eye on them. So thankful we have an empty pasture set up for reasons such as this. #farmlife #farming365 #iamcountryside #❀️myfarm #agfuse #fallcalvingseason18 #twins #bullcalves #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #grassfinishedbeef #farmtotable #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc Playing along for #❀️myfarm with @the_red_barn_farm @camoandfeathers @the_teenage_homesteader

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Y'all we're having an awesome week!!! TWINS (our first set) born this morning!! Both bulls, and mama is taking excellent care of both! That's 4 calves born on the farm in less than a week! #farmlife #farmanimals #bullcalves #twins #newlife #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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Little heifer calf born today, no assistance needed, which is the way we like 'em!!! ☺️πŸ’ͺ #farmlife #heifercalf #newlife #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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Good morning! Can you feel it in the early morning? There's an ever so slight feeling of fall in the air.....but only in the morning before the heat and humidity kick in! We've still got several more weeks of miserable temps but I know the break we're anticipating will come....and we're ready! πŸπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸƒ πŸπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸƒπŸπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸƒπŸπŸŒΏπŸ‚ #farmlife #pastures #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #grassfinished #farmtotable #beef #scfarm #scbeef #farming365 #shoplocal #buylocal #eatlocal #growyourown #agfuse #lifeouthere #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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Thanks again to everyone who played along for #redwattlewednesday . Y'all impress me every week with your creativity and camera skills! This week's features are listed below and tagged on their photo. Congratulations everyone. See you next week! @elderoaksfarm @tonethechickenguy @country_fried_tina @phillipspharm891 @worthyknrkennels @the.dutch.divas @kristinegoesfarming @pastures.and.pine @lazy_b_acres #farmlife #farmanimals #red #wattles #wattlemodel #rogerscreekfarm

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Crazy 8 and her sweet bull calf are in "The Nursery" pasture. He's doing well but still seems a bit wobbly when he's up. She's doing well too, and her aggression isn't quite as extreme as it's been. We figure a few more days on their own for him to grow and get stronger before we put them back with the big herd. #farming365 #farmlife #farmanimals #bullcalf #newlife #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #grassfinished #farmtotable #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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Here's my black soldier fly larvae setup. 1 large outer tub 1 smaller inner tub that can easily fit inside outer tub 1 small food storage container Drill lots of drainage holes in the small tub in all but 1/4 of it on one end. On that end cut out a window (1" x 4"). Put food storage container in bottom of large outer tub. Place smaller tub inside large tub, tilted, so that the window is over the small container underneath. Fill small tub with black soldier fly larvae, dirt, food (I cleaned the pig troughs from the old food they didn't eat), and moist vegetables and/or fruits. At the right stage the larvae instinctually crawl upwards and fall into the storage container. What's collected in that container is what the chickens will be fed. I keep the lid on the outer tub cracked so the flies can still access the area to lay their eggs, and so any that transform into flies can escape! So very cool! πŸ€“ Check out my story for the movement of the larvae in the tub! #buggeek #newmeaningtogrowyourown #blacksoldierflies #blacksoldierflylarvae #chickentreats #happychickens #fresheggs #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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My yellow Sloggers chicken boots have just about seen their last trip around the farm. I'm thrilled that @sloggers has come out with PIG boots!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ– #farmboots #timeforsomenewboots #birthdaynextmonth #thesebootsaremadeforwalkin @tractorsupply do you have them in stock?

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Duchess wants y'all to know the pig days of summer are upon us, AND it's #redwattlewednesday . Play along by sharing a pic of your wattled animals. Use the hashtag and mention me in your caption, but don't forget to tag me on the photo too. Invite some friends to play along, and I'll do a feature post on Thursday. Have fun! #farmlife #farmanimals #red #wattles #wattlemodel #redwattlehogs #heritagebreed #duchess #livestockconservancy #pastureraised #farmtotable #scpork #scfarm #pearlmillet #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm

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A brief update on the little calf born Saturday...as you can see he's up and now has his ear bling. He's still a bit wobbly so we'll keep he and his mama in the corral for another day or so. Mama is still showing extreme aggression towards us so we're having to use lots of caution. Luckily the calf likes to lie down close to the corral panels so all we have to do is grab him and pull him under the panel to work him! Castration tomorrow, giving him another day to build his strength. #farmlife #farmanimals #newlife #bullcalf #gettingstronger #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #grassfinished #farmtotable #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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Yall! I can't begin to tell you how happy I was to see this little guy standing this morning. He never stood up yesterday so hubs and I pulled him into a safe place away from his crazy protective mama (who by the way charged us every chance she got) and gave him some colostrum. It wasn't much but I guess it was enough. We still have to weigh, tag, and castrate him. Hopefully we can distract mama with a millet pasture while we work him! #farmlife #farmanimals #newlife #bullcalf #grassfinishedbeef #farmtotable #welcometothefarm #scfarm #scbeef #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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I knew we were in trouble after 2 hours had passed and she wasn't progressing. So we got her in the squeeze chute and got all the tools we'd need if/when necessary. After checking out exactly where the calf was, (yes, I put my hands in there) I was pleased to find it was in the birth canal, and front hooves and head we're in the correct position. I was also happy to discover the amniotic sac was still intact. After careful manipulation of the legs and head beyond the pelvic bone, it was a matter of waiting and hoping the mama would start pushing on her own. It became evident we needed to assist after a couple pushes and no progression. Plus the sac had broken making it more urgent to get that calf out. We use chains and handles to aid in pulling a calf. Trouble was there was still no presentation of hooves. So in I went again, up to my elbows to wrap the chains around the first leg joint. This was no easy task since there was no space to maneuver! So I did one leg. Hubs pulled with each contraction and kept tension on the chain so the calf didn't slip back in. Finally I was able to work the chain around the other leg. We pulled together with each contraction to no avail. While hubs kept the chains taute I went in again to see if the head was getting hung up somewhere. Finally we we're able to see that little nose mouth and tongue. Several more pulls, with lots of pressure on the chains, out came a healthy bull calf. He went through a lot of trauma to come into this world so both he and mama are resting. Nice size fella and we feel confident he'll pull through and be just fine! Welcome to the farm, little guy!

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Our first fall calf of 2018 should arrive sometime today. She's a first time heifer, so we've put her in the corral so we can keep an eye on her. She should be fine but it's always a good idea to watch the first timers. #farmlife #farmanimals #heifer #firsttime #newlife #redpollcattle #heritagebreed #livestockconservancy #grassfinishedbeef #farmtotable #scbeef #scfarm #wearegrowing #southernredheritage #rogerscreekfarm #blenheimsc

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Keeping it classy, Clio! #smalltownusa #cliosc #fasionvsfashion

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Couldn't resist! 🀣🀣🀣 #happyfluffybuttfriday

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Y'all it was just one of those days yesterday. Please forgive me for my tardiness in presenting the features for #redwattlewednesday , and they were all so good. Thanks to everyone who played along this week. The feature accounts are listed below and tagged on their photo. See y'all next week! @tammy_thyme @5rfarmoregon @eastereggfarms @ohhappychickens @galloping_gertie @hellorhighwaterhomestead @2chookchooks @katiesfarmfreshbuttnuggets @twistedoakfarm Congratulations everyone! Hope you all have a great weekend! #farmlife #farmanimals #red #wattles #wattlemodel #rogerscreekfarm

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