The last few days have been busy. The heifers have slowed down on calving. It should pick back up in a few days again.
But, we have been busy cleaning the barn, rescuing a down cow, unfreezing a water tank and keeping the coyotes away!
It snowed the last few days, but today is an absolutely gorgeous day. Snow on the ground and blue blue skies. Couldn't ask for more prettier weather.
A sweet little calf to make you smile.
These next pictures are gruesome. But, this is what coyotes will do. This is why we don't like them. I think we have eliminated the alpha male. Coyotes are opportunists. They wait until mama beds baby down and they come in and snatch them!
This cow must have been having a problem calving. Most likely a backwards calf. Some times a nerve in mama's back will get pinched and she becomes paralyzed in her hind end. Like her back legs will fall asleep and she can't stand up. The coyotes came in and killed her calf, and chewed up her bottom! I stayed with her until Cameron came with a horse and the trailer arrived. She survived and we loaded her up in the trailer and got her to the barn and doctored up. She is not standing yet. But she is eating and drinking.
Today's snow and blue skies! I got a new ipad mini, so these pictures were taken with that.
A frozen water tank. We thawed it out, turned the water on, and Mississippi Mud! Not really. Its manganese. The well water at the corrals full of manganese. We drilled a new well a few years ago, and it now has manganese also.
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