Come to find out, today is National Puppy Day… so today’s #tbt?????
Lucas as a pup, 2006!
One thing about the side by side… when a calf needs to return to its momma… It works perfectly!
Caught, hobbled with bungee cords, and whisked back 1.5 miles… with Lucas kicked into the front seat!
I drove around, looking for mom. Sure enough, on the far side of the field, trudging up a STEEP bank (one I wouldn’t even WALK down), here came mom. Giving a pitiful imitation of a calf’s meehhhhh, I convinced her to stop while I released her baby.
I’m having a rough time with my internet at night, connecting, not connected, saving, re-establishing connection… so I’m blogging in the morning, hence, the late posting time!
Yesterday, the guys decided to move one cow herd out to another pasture… so I, of course, volunteered to assist. We decided to try it with four wheelers instead of on horseback… and, it actually went fairly well, especially since we didn’t do this last year, so many of the cows hadn’t done it before. Thankfully, old cows got out in front and led the way!
Some calves need encouragement to cross irrigation ditches…
Conference time… (I have ones like this on horseback from years past!) (Another post you might like: Herding Cats)
We all had spring fever today!
Johnny drove out into the badlands, so did Vernon… different ways! Brandon moved dirt for his big project. Daniel and a friend went horn hunting. The girls and kids and I went for a hike.
The boys and I took a little side trip to the hidden spring. I made them pose here, telling them someday they could come back and do the same pose to see how they’ve grown… and, never big, the spring is barely a seep back in the shadows!
All in all, a very fun and relaxing day!