Amazing how the Lord works. We had the live birth of a bull calf at about 4:00 Sunday. What a great sight. The calf was so full of energy and the entire herd seemed to want to protect him.
The calf was born in front of my daughter’s house. It was born to the first cow we vaccinated and tagged. Since this was the first bull calf born on the farm, we are calling him Abraham, for he will be the father of many.
Abraham has many cousins to play with and many aunts to watch over him.
Our herd had been terrorized by a coyote most of the week. This all came to a halt about 6:30 tonight at the end of the barrel of a ruger 10/22. Thanks to a buddy of mine for showing up at the right time with the right gun. Can you say stink, stank, and stunk? That is how he smelled.
At the close of a great weekend, we see the sun setting and the canadian geese leaving the pond.
Come and join us anytime. There is always lots of work to do, but also lots of fun. We will even let you drive the tractor.
Meet Ginny, our new donkey. We hope she keeps the coyotes away; they hate them. We saw a fox again tonight, but no coyotes.
When you mix a black angus with a hereford you get a black baldy. Black with a white face. Great meat and a larger cow.
Nine calves have already been born. We had to run all the cows through the chute to give them their shots. I’m not a vet, but I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Then finally they got back to their mothers and everyone was happy. In total today we vaccinated 25 cows, 9 calves, and one bull. Thirty-five animals for a couple of rookies was tough.
After all the vaccinations have been given, then the cows are turned out to the pasture. Nothing but pure mud after overnight rains. These cows appear thin, but they have just given birth.
Cow loved the minerals we put out. Need to put more out every day for the first two weeks.
Pure bred angus bull. I think he has taken a liken to me.
I wonder what we are having for Thanksgiving dinner next year? I smell meat not turkey.