Sunday, August 3, 2014

August 1 Cleanup Begins

To their delight, the Canadian bull and the steers were released to the main pasture to make sure everyone is bred.  Judging by the quiet state of things our little red bull did his job.

Noticed that most of the swallows are gone.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#11 Completes Delivery Season- 7/22/14

#11 was last to calve last year and is even later this year.  She had another bull- this time black and must have been born yesterday 7/22/14 because he wasn't going to stand still to be tagged. He will be #46 first time he goes through the squeeze chute.   She picked the same spot as last year also.  According to Grandaughter Remedy the calf's name will be "Boy".

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rot proof fence Posts

A side benefit of the oil industry in this State is the abundance of drill stem around.  We got 130 lengths to start replacing rotted wooden posts.

Breeding begins 7/4/14

I decided to do the first thirty days of breeding with a yearling cross.  Hopefully he will get the heifers.  The big bull calves were far too big for heifers this year.  #16 was the first I noticed bred on the 10th.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#10 finally delivers #45 girl 6/18/14

I've been watching closely for two weeks and finally #10 delivers a white/dun point heifer- #45.  She was already ready for a foot race  By tomorrow she would have won.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pippy Longstocking's Day 6/5/14

Pippy had large black bull #44 Judah about 1 PM this afternoon.  She needed no assistance this time.  Went to the very spot where Liberty was born last year.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6/5/14- #26 Has Twin Bulls #40, #41

I couldn't find #26 yesterday 6/5/14  and finally found her this morning off in a corner with two healthy little bull calves.  Both white with black trim but one is only dark on the inside of the ears.  Was barely able to catch and tag them.  Mom is very protective of both of them.