May 30, 2011
First we need to get all the cattle rounded up from the pasture. We chase them into the corner of the pasture, try to get them all out onto the road at the same time. Then we need to get them all into the yard and into the corral. Actually this all went really well. We didn’t have any run away or cause much problem. The only thing is that about 20 of them decided to go right through my garden and make a huge mess of it. I am going to have peas coming up through September given how deep some of them are now planted.After getting them all into the corral, we separated the cows and calves. Once the calves are in a separate pen, we separate all the cows into different pens based on which pasture they will be going to.
Then it is time to get the calves worked. They are branded and given a couple of shots. We had a little helper. He loved catching the calves!!And yes, the branding part does stink, especially when the breeze blows it right in your face!!
May 25, 2011
May 23, 2011
Got to love my Keens. These kept my feel dry after walking through all this water. Although after we got back from fixing this area…..mom said that this is why she wears her muck boots. Would have been good to know about 6 hours earlier. Next time…..
May 17, 2011
May 16, 2011
We certainly didn’t need the windsock to tell us how windy it was out today. Gusts up to 45 mph. At least we know that the new windsock can hold up to that much wind ALL day long.
The wind blew off the top to one of our storage sheds. It actually blew it across the yard, over the fence, into the pasture, almost hitting a cow.
And it blew out the pilot light on our water heater for the first time. Which of course meant a cold shower for me….because the only time a person realizes that the water heater is getting cold is part way through a shower!!
May 15, 2011
It was a nice sunny morning so the kids and I headed outside to play. Morgan right away took to the new soccer balls. Kicking them around the yard like she had been doing this for months. She would kick it to me and tell me to kick it back. She might be a future soccer player.
The other cows are grazing in the pasture and the calves are being lazy. Enjoying the sun that has decided to come out after several days of rain and clouds.
May 14, 2011
The kids love their moon dough. It is squishy, light and fluffy stuff. The kids shred it up with forks and knives. They make mountains out of it. They use the molds to make little animals. They cut it up.
But before you open up the container…be prepared for a mess. Before the kids can play with their moon dough, the table needs to be washed and the floor needs to be swept. Moon dough gets everywhere. I need to catch them before they run into their bedroom or living room in order to do a full body brush off. Socks need to be changed. Many times the pants are changed too.
Fun but a mess.
May 13, 2011
Parker is always busy doing something. He LOVES the shop water hose. The other day the water was left on and he got a hold of the hose. He accidentally dropped the sprayer just right and it got stuck spraying himself and shooting directly up to the ceiling.