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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LadyDraco, Dec 17, 2008.
Happy Birthday young lady!!!
Happy birthday you young thing...
Thank You SO much ya'll ...
I'm having a good day...
I just realized it had been some time since I posted ...
How about some farm stuff ..
We have been calving on the farm from our yearling bull !
He is a bad boy ,he bred other yearling heifers !
As well as older cows!
Our 5th calf was born the other day .
He was a real cutie.. The problem is his mum
was also the father's mum .
And with life on a farm there is death on a farm .
We lost the little fella.. It's pretty hard on mum...
OK the burying deed is done.. *sigh*
Had a feeling that he wasn't going to make it..
By the time we figured out what was happening it was too late.
Plus mum was NOT letting us near her.
It was mums antibodies that should give it strength .
Did just the opposite . Poor thing .. Felt bad .
This was the 2nd time in 28 yrs. of cattle raising This has happened .
Mum stayed with it all day yesterday, So we couldn't move it , but did prep a site ,
Once mum knew it wasn't going to get up.
And she walked back to the herd.. We could step in.
Mum just walked back to where the calf was .
Will have to keep an eye on her . We could still lose her..
Meanwhile the other 4 calves are doing great !
2 bulls and 2 heifers and one heifer is pure white and cute as a button !
Life on a farm is still great and wonderful ..
Even with the sad times...
Thanks for letting me talk about this sad time .
Maybe I'll throw a leg over a bike and take a little spin ...
Sorry to hear about the poor calve LD.. Take a spin and post pics.
Bummer. Farm animals dying... I'm kinda hardened to it, but those guys are like your pets so a bit more connection.
Don't let the wind blow you off course, or something into your path! Maybe it's not as windy down your way.
@LadyDraco sad to hear about the calf. Growing up on farms I'm used to the odd death but dealing with it was always shitty.
Yeah especially when it's so young and never really got to enjoy life..
I said prayers over it as I always do . It's so hard on the mums .
The other calves played and ran today , and tried to butt the round bale
and made little grunting calf sounds..
I think about ALL the critters, I have buried and said prayers over in my 50+ years of raising stock..
Some are easy to say good bye too and others NOT so much..
Remember I said ,Had to keep an eye on the Mum "Mocha"?
This was cause she hadn't cleaned yet.. (passing her placenta )
A very common issue for what happened with her calf..
They will retain it, for up to 10 days .
Years ago ya went in there and cleaned them.. Or tied a brick to the hanging after birth.
Now ya just give them more time . And let nature run it's course .
She calved late Monday morning 2/26.. Calf died Friday.3/2...
As of early this morning she cleaned
Is back in the herd and eating grain and grazing with them..
Her bag is starting to soften up as well .
What a bloody relief !
Yeah Life on the farm is good ..
Whew, good to hear y'all don't hafta worry bout her now T. I wasn't sure what the deal was about you might lose her too but see now.
Used to be, let nature take its course.
Then it became intervene. (help)
Now it's back to let nature take its course.
Test tubes...... Oh wait they do that already ...
My dad was doing AI... I was like, the whole arm???
I AI cattle back in Highland.. I could barely hit the spot !
Barely pregnant, then?
most men have the same problem with hitting the spot