Yes, this post is a little late… we came home last night, ate supper, sat down, and whoosh! That was about all she wrote.  I was in bed early, and couldn’t even come close to keeping my eyes open long enough to post last night!

I didn’t work near as hard as everyone else, but evidently it made me TIRED!

We gathered our mountain pasture, sorted the calves off of their mothers, built a small alleyway with portable panels, and vaccinated them.  We don’t usually do it this way, but it’s an experiment.  See, in a couple of weeks we will wean these calves… and it’s stressful.  We’re hoping if we do it this way, the medicine will have time to kick in, and keep them from getting sick.  We usually do give them a different brand of medicine when we wean, but like I said… it’s an experiment and we will see if this extra day of work gives a better result.

My job was simple.  Sort off seven calves.  Keep them in the pen until they’re ready to run them in the alley.  Make sure they’re all our calves (nope, we had a couple of the neighbor’s in there).  Make sure none are sick by looking for droopy ears, snotty noses, coughing, or bad feet (one was lame).  Make sure they all have eartags (nope, three had lost theirs).

Do that over and over and over…

calvesMission accomplished.

I’ll share some nice scenery the next few days… I do love riding on the mountain!


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