Green grass and new babies change the whole world. Here at Glendale Farm we’ve got both — more than a thousand babies and one of them is human! It is a different world from a few weeks ago.
Mary Susan Berry Kennedy with Margaret Berry Kennedy
at her first Easter celebration
On February 17, 2014, Sam and Rachel welcomed Margaret Berry Kennedy to Glendale Farm. To say the least, the world has a new center. Mary Susan and I and Karen and Rusty Vest are the very proud grandparents.
Aside from granddaughter viewing, nothing is more satisfying or more fun than seeing hundreds of spring baby lambs and goats playing in the green fields while their mothers graze peacefully nearby. The sheep and goats are here on the headquarters farm at Glendale.
At the Glendale Farm Berry Place in Williamson County, we have about 40 new spring calves whose satisfied mothers enjoy the good grass there.
At the Glendale Farm Greenway place, where my parents live, we have about 30 stocker calves grazing there. Stocker calves are bought from other farmers and raised on pasture to gain weight for resale.
Larkin, the fine beagle pup, was born on Glendale Farm two days after Margaret Berry. Larkin comes in to the big house at night to visit with us.
I spotted this pair of geese this morning looking for bugs to eat in the grass. This means they have a nest nearby. Geese mate for life. The gander will ferociously guard the nest from all dangers. The baby geese will soon appear.
Last week we brought the lower grade Sunday School classes out to visit the farm. Here they are with the baby chicks in the brooder. As soon as the chicks have enough feathers to protect them from the weather, they will be moved out on pasture to feed on the spring bugs and seeds. This year the chicks are being put out to pasture on the Glendale Farm Berry Place.
Happy Spring everybody!