I am so p$%^d off. I put so much time and effort into Rosie. Faught with my DH over Rosie, and the inconsiderate little stinker has become a gate wrecking, fence destroying monster. He has learned how to get his horns under the gate and lift it off its hinges. He goes under fences most sheep wouldn't bother with. He is decimating the tree lucern. I have spoken to him at length about this and he is getting worse. He was out on the road this morning. We are going to have to process him ourselves we can't wait til September. I had advocated for him so hard I got my way to keep him and he does this. I'm so so so so cross
Him being a butthead makes it a bit easier, I hope.
One of my very first Jersey calves born to my beloved Skye was a bull calf. He was independent from the get go... if you didn't have your eyes on him, or even if you did, he was determined to run exactly where he wasn't supposed to go. But I was just as determined to love him, since he was Skye's. He was a troublemaker and then some. But.... I had to love him, right? And somehow his name became DS, for Demon Spawn... and I'm a big believer in names have Power.... so I don't name things like that. But he sure did live up to that name.
The final straw for DS came when I caught him, a CALF, a BOVINE, mind you, stripping the bark off of my choke cherry TREE. He had nigh on girdled it. He thought it great fun. Out here in NW CO, we are in High Plains Desert. Things like choke cherry trees take a long long time to grow... and a lot of effort. In 3 days DS was neatly wrapped in white packages and residing in the freezer. My DH was shocked.... and a little terrified.
I told him, "See what happens if you piss me off?"
I'm sorry about Rosie. You've done the best you could... but some things aren't meant to be. Would it be possible to find him another home instead of processing him?
Hugs. This part sucks.
My 6 Jersey Girls: Skye, Topaz, Emmie, Fiona, Sapphire, and Valley! Avitus, Red Mini Jersey Bull 4 McNabs--a veritable herd! Too many cats Spoiled Rotten Hens & King Roo Angus cows Angus Bulls
Ah well. Sometimes they commit suicide and they are so determined to get their own way at it.
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 can't in all good conscience find him a new home corrae, he is an escape artist. And Wheelan the Wrecker. I'd rather he was in my freezer, after being humanly put in there then someone elses problem.
Post by grammagrace on May 19, 2019 18:12:01 GMT -5
Your guy made his choice. Can you turn the henge on the gate so it can't be lifted off? For years our road gates were hung so the rods points up. No problem then suddenly we had a cow or so get their noses under enough to lift the gate. Thankfully it was the gravel road side of the pasture not the highway. I'm not close as I was to our jersey steer, but other than ripping down hot wire with his horns, he's been a good boy. He was a bull for well over a year and not a bad guy. He likes loves but only got them through or over a good fence. He's in the pasture now so I hope he's gaining weight. If he's not we'll have to bring him in and give him some grain and we really don't want to do that. I want him gone the beginning of July so I can turn my cow out when I dry her. His name is Steak.
At the moment he is contained in the bull paddock but unfortunately can push through into the lucern tree break. But it is one section not all of them like he was when he went where ever he wanted. He pushed though the fence to get onto the road. But came straight back when I yelled at him. I told DH we could kill him this weekend but he has not done it, so DH is getting a good deal less sympathy from me about it. I'm planning on getting the butcher out in August to put the rest of the wethers and our steer in the freezer while I have time off.
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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