Yep, we are busy with the before Christmas scramble. My folks took the boys for a few days, so we've been out on the town some, too. I'm taking care of my neighbor's horses while he's out of town for a week, so of course one of them decided to get hurt, so I've been doctoring him on top of everything else.
The new cows are settling in well. And they have new names They both need a NC workout of sorts, as they don't like to be approached and touched. I'm going to wait until it's a little warmer though - it's bitter cold, so I'm letting the one I need to milk drag a lead rope, and the dry cow has to let me touch her before she get to eat any grain. It's supposed to be warmer this weekend. The three of them are getting along great - there's not been any tussles to speak of.
The younger one (Lilly) isn't giving much milk, and she's supposedly open, so I've ordered the tincture from motherlove.com - hopefully I'll have as good of results as Ann did. She has excellent milking manners, though. I'm pleased with them.
Sparky's owner stopped by today - all healed up from his back surgery and getting along great. I'm not sure whether I'm going to take Sparky home tomorrow or keep him for a few more weeks until Lilly cycles. He wanted to know how much he owed me for feeding his bull these last few months He got quite a kick out of the story about Cindy nursing Sparky.
My Dad is really, really hot that I borrowed his truck and trailer and came home with two "junk cows". He doesn't like it that I don't listen to him any better at 40 than I did at 17. ;D
Pepper-Angus/Dexter/Jersey 12 yr Mocha (aka Crazy Cow) 11 yr Eva Holstein 11 yr Chloe - Jersey/Dexter 10 yr Dolly - Jersey 10 Brie - Jersey - 9 Fern - 5 Birdie - 5
Post by BasleeBackwoodsFarm on Dec 23, 2004 6:26:42 GMT -5
I have come to the conclusion it doesn't matter how old we get. Dad's are always gonna tell us what to do, what they think, etc. ;D ;D You should do this or that or shouldn't do this or that. Gotta love them!
Glad to hear your getting along with the new milkers.
Kendra - MO USA
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claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
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