Yelled my husband while chasing Rosie Ram up and down the tree lucern plantation/windbreak. Grrrrr said I in my head. Lots of other not very complimentary commentary abour his animal handling skills that I won't repeat here. So Rosie is scared, DH is angry and I'm not real happy with his angrily flung comment. Muttering in my head that he will eat those words later. We get him out after he has decimated our immature tree lucern and move all the sheep to a new paddock. Rosie is growing into a "fence destroying, any wriggle room will do" menace. Much to my disgust. We have had multilple chats about this but being a sheep and young "male" he is not listening. So I came inside and quite calmly told my DH that he did not understand how good Rosie is for my mental health, and that he just brings me so much joy. And that he is very well behaved and easy for me to handle, he just follows me where I want him to go. Finally he heard and settled and said "well thats good". I don't know if it will keep Rosie out of the freezer or even if it is a good idea to keep him now. But we have til September.
What is the point of owning your own farm if you can't make the odd decision by heart instead of head ? You might as well work someone else's and let them make all the decisions and not have to worry about all the responsibility ;-)
Big Moo & Heidi (dexter cows), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Anne (jersey heifer), Tug & MoonBoy, (angus x lowline steers), Heart, Panda, Oxboy & Freckles (jersey steers). About 30 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 3 cats (Sarge, Hoot & Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 15 chooks.
I agree elnini. We have made plenty of emotional decisions. Keeping Twinkles even though we don't like her father, and I would not habe kept any of his offspring ordinarily. We kept 2 so Twinkles would have company when she has to be out of the herd when Melvin goes in.
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.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
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