Now back to real life. This weekend we started calving at the home ranch. It 6 days earlier than what the boss was expecting but such is life.
We are surrounded by 150 heifers ready to pop. The rest of the bosses herd (older cows) have been moved. He was able to find several places that would take them on and custom graze and calve out. So all we have to do is babysit the heifers.
Gus thinks he a big bad cowdog...lol the rest of the story is he turned tail and ran!
Several of heifers look miserable - poor things. Counting the heifer calf we found today (see below) that brings the total to 4.
One is in the special "nursery." The new mama cow wasn't sure she wanted her new calf and needed some special attention. They are doing much better now - she is letting him nurse which is a relief - no bottle feeding to speak of - knock on wood.
Today Wade and I walked the pasture and found this fresh little heifer calf. So he went ahead tagged it, and recorded it in his book.
Tagging the new chick...
The welcoming committee...
Sometimes if feels like we live a thousand miles from no where...
This is Beau, Wade's horse. He has now been here for a couple of weeks.
I got a new car - well new to me. Its a charcoal colored Dodge Nitro...its a nice ride and has way more room and giddy-up than the little Pontiac. No more getting bogged down in the mud and snow for me!