I went along with Vernon this afternoon. They’ve been turning cows into the home pastures the past few days… and noticed this young cow. She’s been feeling a tad bit “off”… humped up, not moving much… so we decided to go haul her in.
Which precipitated a series of events…
Unload the four wheeler from the pickup where it seems to live these days.
Chain up the pickup.
(now there’s a talent going by the wayside… how many people know how to chain up a vehicle these days???)
Hitch up the horse trailer.
Load the four wheeler into the horse trailer.
Drive out to The Weaning Corral (close to an hour’s drive)… which is still standing, but its functionality runs about a D-… Leaning fence, no closable gates… oh, and don’t forget the snow is 8″-12″ deep…easy.
Unload the four wheeler.
Get the young cow into the corral… thankfully easily done.
Back up the horsetrailer into the gate. Place a few portable panels in strategic position.
Load the young girl… again, easily done… good cow!
Drive home… unload cow, unload four wheeler, unhitch trailer, reload four wheeler onto pickup… and minus a few other details… that was our afternoon. We’ll get a vet out to look at her soon. But this evening… that leftover chili was sounding pretty good!