We will be weaning tomorrow… and in preparation, we water down the corrals. Dust can be your enemy when calves, already stressed from leaving their mothers, breathe all that dust into their lungs. They can easily get sick… and, possibly, die.
This time of year, especially this year… Wyoming *is* Dust.
The corrals at home have had sprinklers running…
Vernon and I hauled some water up to the mountain corral and sprayed some around… sucking up more tankfuls from the pond in the horse pasture and spraying it as well. It’s hours of work, and the dry dust sucks it up like a sponge. It’s just a little, but we hope it will be enough.