Friday, May 24, 2013

The running of the cattle

Yesterday, we had a calf that we were unable to find.  Kris knew the cow had given birth in the pasture, but there was no calf in sight.  He looked for it in the pouring rain.  Kody looked for it.  Kris looked for it many more times ... but couldn't find it.  He was disappointed. 

Then last night right before midnight I got an email from my lovely neighbors Sharon and Ben.  She said they had heard a lot of mooing and went outside to investigate.  She "tromped through the weeds" on her side of the fence and found the calf!  She said it was "quite comfortable and in no particular hurry to return to its mom."  Sharon held a light and Ben stood up the calf and walked it over to our side of the fence.  She said, "I loved it!"

A happy ending, orchestrated by Sharon and Ben - thanks!

There is so much going on.  Just a few things: yesterday we put up the new grain bin.  They put on nine out of fifteen roof trusses today.  We're dealing with many new mothers.  Today we got a delivery of 16 more heifers we purchased.  Also, today we moved our one-year-old heifers (called yearlings) out to pasture for the first time ... and they were so excited!

I took a little video.  It went on like this for quite some time.  It's probably still happening right now.

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