Spring Cattle Move

Today a job that should have been done a month ago was completed.  Weather changes and the fact that Eddie and I have been sick for a week prevented us from pulling a bull from our fall calving herd.

Stormy weather prevented the cattle work for at least a month.

Buckshot has been with this herd since November 30th, 2017 and we normally only leave the bulls with our herds about three months.  Moving a bull away from a herd is not always easy but today it was a piece of cake!!  A bucket of feed, a cattle prod and competition down the lane will work every time.  He stood at the gate with 46 cows and calves and all the master had to do was walk him to the front of the line and when he herd his brother bulls down the lane he came through the gate pretty as you please!!  He is now in the bull lot with the other two bulls showing them whose boss or so he thinks!!

Buckshot and Samson back in the bull lot together again for about three months. Arby is in there with them but he would rather eat his “Cheerios” first before confronting big brother!

Now, our mountain long field is opened up and full of the Fall calving herd and hopefully all of them mother’s have been bred.  There’s 23 cows and 23 calves grazing our part of Little Mountain today and it will be wonderful sitting on the front porch watching them graze but not today!

Our Fall herd is enjoying some very precious green grass this afternoon.

The three bulls are playing nice for the moment!

I’m back in the house out of the wind nursing my sinuses and trying to get well!! We’ve been sick since last Tuesday and a week is too long to not be out on the farm or at least on the front porch!  I’m so tired of being cooped up when the sun is shining.  The wind is still blowing so I mustn’t take chances of being out too long.

 

8 responses to “Spring Cattle Move

  1. The trees are so bare while the grass is already green! Are dogwoods blooming?

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    • Dogwoods aren’t blooming yet but some of our fruit trees are. Locust is fantastic heating wood and it holds a fire overnight. We use it alot. We had some large wild cherry trees taken down by the wind and that’s what we’re filling up the wood house with right now. We had a couple loads of locust left over from the past winter.

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  2. I’d never get any work done with a view like that sitting on my porch all day!! Such a bad year for sickness. I’ve had a cough since February that just won’t give up. Hope you are both up and feeling better!

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  3. Get well soon! The weather has been crazy. We’re used to it, but when the Toronto Blue Jays are playing in Baltimore in April and it’s 43F there, you know the weather’s out of whack. If spring doesn’t improve soon in your neck of the woods, there’s not much hope for us!

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  4. What a beautiful sight! I hope you’re both feeling better very soon! Take care sweet lady!

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