Friday, December 20, 2013

How things can change

In just a few hours!
We headed out to feed the heifers and a few cows and the bulls around 7am. A typical cold, cloudy morning. "They" were calling for snow, but ya know how that goes!

Say hello to a real mellow fellow, one of my pals #17. He is a real gentle bull. When I was cutting the twine on the hay I turned around and ran smack into his face! He was standing right behind me waiting for a bite! I had no idea! Scared the , yea scared me! HA!



This is my other buddy New Design. You can carry a pretty good conversation with him. He likes to talk. :)



And then in just a few hours the snow started to fly and fly and fly! We got about 6 inches.








Heifers in the snow.



                                                         This is one of our early heifers standing next to a replacement heifer.


This is what the cat did all day! ha ha ha!



5 of our 17 early heifers have calved. A couple more look like they are gonna pop! 

Thanks for stopping by.






14 comments:

  1. Oh Herefords in the snow you know what I like:) I had our Bull Thor come up behind me the other day yup what you said:) Cats have all the fun:)
    Good luck with calving and enjoy the snow. Have a beautiful Christmas with your family I know you will. Hug B

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  2. Sometimes snow can be pretty. Herefords in the snow are picturesque.

    J is always telling me to be careful around the bulls they are dangerous. I don't think they will hurt me, but I know they can. There's a lot of testosterone there, even in the off season.

    Merry Christmas, Miss C!

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  3. Haha, smart cat! We ended up with around one inch of snow.
    Nice looking bulls!
    I used to have a ranch job where one of my morning chores was feeding the bulls and chopping the ice for them; they were all Charolais and I didn't trust them, except one old bull who loved to have his forehead scratched.

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  4. I'm with the cat, he has the best idea.

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  5. Snow makes for a few good photos and a very clean land.

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  6. Snow!!! OMG!!!

    We had maybe 3inches yesterday but that was all. It is still here but it is 35 degrees so no more snow unless it gets colder.
    Love the bulls. Monk has the right idea. Good kitty.

    M

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  7. That would have scared the ....out of me also! To be face to face with a bull is really intimidating. 6" WHEW! I'm glad you got the feed done before it started...now you just have to work in the stuff. I hope its done when you have to go back out...side wind and snow is not fun to be in.

    Linda
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  8. Think that white stuff is heading our way, waiting for 8-12 they said. Tough start for those new calves. Have a good holiday.

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  9. Oh, I love Kokopeli in the snow! And, that cat is doing what any self respecting cat would do on a cold day.

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  10. I'm with the cat. Smart cat! Merry Christmas!!!!

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  11. I'm a new visitor from MT and really enjoyed your site! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a smooth calving season! If you have a minute take a peak at our website as well! I'm just learning but have been inspired by all you ladies out there doing it!

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  12. Hope the rest of the calving season goes good. We had about 12 inches of snow then the rains came and now we have none, in just a matter of days! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. Love the heifers in the snow...looks so cold, though.

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