Because the season has definitely changed:
Saturday, April 28, 2012
We got all of the necessary tools gathered. Coffee of course, and something a tad cooler for when the day warms up. New earrings for the young uns. Girls get red, it looks great with their black hair. The boys got basic white. Goes good with everything and never stands out too much in a crowd. I tried to talk them into to neon green earrings, but they weren't having it. They also got some vitamins and minerals to grow up strong and healthy.
This tool here the boys don't seem to like too much. It is a big bander. You use it to place a circle of surgical tubing around the bull's family jewels and then you crank it all the way, so it is nice and tight. Soon the boys voices will be raised slightly and the aforementioned item will dry up and fall off. We've been using this on our big boys for about 4 years and have been very happy with the results. Except for walking funny for a couple days, the boys don't seem to slow down much in growing at all. And by allowing them to remain bulls until now, they seem get more overall growth.
The day warms up and what can I say, my muck boots got hot and I like to get a little mud mask on my feetsies. We are a full service spa and the workers get benefits too, ya know.
One of the worker's jobs is injections. All on ice. The cows get two vaccines and the calves get two as well. All the boys get a third shot of tetanus since they are getting some 'lumps' removed as well.
07 is his new number and his mama is Lanai Mo. He had a problem. First time we experienced this problem actually. He only had one, um, testicle. We could feel a littler one up in his belly, but the guys could not get it to go down into his jewelry bags. So we just banded the one testicle. It will be too hot in his belly to make viable sperm, so it should be ok. We could have done a little surgery and tried to cut the other testicle out, but that would have been very hard on this guy.
Here's the Mr. at the end of the day. A bit muddy, but still smiling.
at 9:01 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
When we first arrived we were hoping for taller grass. It is green and growing, but still short.
I got the chance to take my favorite horse out for a ride. Buddy may be homely with his winter coat, but my mustang is always a sweet ride for me.
Mark and I also spent time walking one side of our fence line. We took photos of the bad spots, so we can remember where they are and go back with supplies.
I usually only photograph the lovely. This back yard is not so lovely now and we did not get a chance to do a thing with it as my activities were cut short as I got an acute abscess of a tooth over the Easter weekend. My dentist was out of town too. Monday, his receptionist took pity on my sobbing and found me a dentist to remove the necrotic tissue and I was much better. This week was shot though because I was exhausted from the lack of sleep I got over the weekend. Worst pain I think I have ever experienced.
This little guy has apparently had a rough time too. He's missing part of his head and his hat. But he's got his guns and his boots are still on. All's not lost.
We too, are adjusting to this crazy life of going back and forth between two loves. The ranch and my parents. Sometimes in life you just have to go with what comes and make the best of it.
Until Next Time!
at 7:35 AM