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The four-wheel-drive post pounder truck served double duty in getting hay out to cattle after the snowstorm.

Snow forced the cows home early

Eppich News: Post-pounder truck becomes multipurpose vehicle

The beginning of November surprised us with snow. It started the evening of Nov. 7 and all the next day. By the time it was done we had more than two feet of snow. According to the radio, that was more snow than we got in October, November, December and January combined last year. Luckily […] Read more

Not enough days in the season

Eppich News: Two loads of calves taken to market just part of the fall projects

Oct. 14 was weaning day for our Eppich Quarter Horse foals. The foals weren’t too upset, but the mommas were. Within just a few days the corral quieted down and everyone accepted the change. The next day we took a load of calves on the two-horse trailer into Provost, Alta. for the sale the next […] Read more



One of the young colts feeling pretty energetic this fall.

Harvest slowed by rain

Eppich News: Always projects to be completed before getting back in the field

On September 1 we harvested one field and then started on a second before the wheat got too tough. The next day it rained in the morning. In the afternoon, we had Sabra of Sabra’s Farrier Service from Saskatoon come out and trim the feet of a few horses. She is very patient with the […] Read more


Grandpa John poses with Joseph and James in the barley crop

Combines finally get rolling

Eppich News: Organic oats and ‘The Bread wheat’ among the first harvested

The beginning of August found us trying to finish baling the hay before the rain. Gregory was working on the ditch bales while I worked on the two hayfields. We finished right as the storm started. The lightning was hitting the ground very close to us and the thunder rattled the truck. While Gregory and […] Read more

Not all the guests could be on hand for James Eppich baptism due to COVID-19 and closure of the U.S. border, but there was still good representation of Eppich family members on hand for the July ceremony.

Haying season gets rolling in late July

Eppich News: Good rain will help hay and pasture production

Summer seemed to fly by. During the middle of June, Gregory and John were able to work some summerfallow. I took the colt LJ out to check the cows at Landis on June 26. Everybody was accounted for but I found one calf with foot rot. The next day, Gregory and I rode out and […] Read more


Joseph and one of the new foals exchange greetings.

Seeding is finished, cows are out to pasture

Eppich News: The new foals are looking good, but we suddenly lose a broodmares

By the middle of May we were very busy with seeding. We stopped seeding May 16 and split the team to cover more ground. We started the day off very well with the birth of a healthy palomino filly. Then Gregory and I branded our calves and worked the cows, John took his combine and […] Read more

One of the 10 foals expected
 this spring.

Foals start to arrive, seeding underway

Fieldwork was delayed due to later spring

The end of April saw the guys in the field doing pre-work for seeding. The spring has been very slow to come with very little moisture. Somehow they still managed to get the tractors stuck a few times, but nothing too serious. On April 27 I got to ride for the first time this year. I’m working on […] Read more


Cows with calves head to the bunk for rations, as spring pasture is still some days away.

Foaling and seeding season still ahead

Last calf of the season from a reluctant mother

March stayed cold and the cold remained clear into April. By mid-March we had two-thirds of the cows calved out and they were all doing great. The last third of calving turned out to be exciting and stressful. On March 20 Gregory found a heifer calving but quickly noticed that the feet were not right. […] Read more

Plenty of new life on the Eppich farm - mom Heather, with son Joseph and brand new baby James John Eppich, born in late February.

New baby boy joins the family

With calves also arriving, it’s a hectic time in the Eppich household

The temperatures were fairly mild at the beginning of February. Gregory and John were able to haul the last of the straw bales home from Landis. It worked out well because by this time we had pretty much fed all of the slough bales and the bales that were not quite dry when they were […] Read more