TIMA and Tane were so fascinated by the calf getting his little horns removed that they lined up like kids at a movie watching under the door.
We had a bit of a hiccup with this bobby. The horns came off fine then the vet got his bander and we checked his testicles again and unfortunately there is still only one dropped. So he could not be steered. If this other ball does not drop he will remain a bull and he will behave like a bull. This will not work on my little property.
I will check again in a month or so. But it looks likely that this bobby will be sold. I do not need to raise a big bull. You can’t win ’em all. And his horns are dealt with so I won’t be financially penalised when he is sold.
Here is the flip side of baling twine. If any gets away it blows into the pens and fields and can be hazardous to the animals.
This little pig thought it was quite the lark to run about with it on his face, the others tugging and playing with it. (We got it off fairly easily). Cows take such big bites that they will actually eat the string if you don’t get it out of the hay pile in time. It gets caught up in mowers and machinery, wrapped around the feet of birds, quite the menace. So every single strand has to be coiled up into a loose knot and stashed in the string bag. I point this out to all the farm helpers but am still finding baling twine where it does not belong. (Including birds nests).
My mother in law is recovering from her hip replacement at the rate of knots. She is already on a cane and steaming along. Soon she hopes the surgeon with give her the ok to drive again. Once that happens she will no longer be housebound. And we will all breathe a sigh of relief. I don’t mind driving her about and helping in her recovery but I think her sigh of relief will be the loudest. No-one likes to be housebound and dependent.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Abundant sunshine. Beautiful.
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Abundant sunshine. High 53F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
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A few passing clouds. Low 33F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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Waxing Gibbous, 93% visible 3:25 pm 4:13 am