This week has been busy, one might say.
Monday, we had our first calf of the year, a cute little heifer. But we also got a trip to the vet for a cow that had a calf and lost it. That was a crazy day for sure! It was a good thing I’d had a breakfast of home-raised eggs, because I was so busy I didn’t even realize I hadn’t had lunch until about 4:30 that day! So I made myself a turkey, tomato and cheese wrap, complimented that with Salt and Vinegar Kettle chips and attempted to eat while I drove down a ratted out gravel road for 40 miles on the way to the veterinarian.
We tagged our second calf on the 12th. A little Bull Calf that was still slimy when I held his leg so we could work on him. We tagged him, notched his ear, sprayed his navel and new earring with an Iodine solution and gave him a mineral paste. His mom just watched. Those are the nice ones.
I got in some great rides on my horses that afternoon. In fact Tuesday was probably as long a day as Monday, but certainly less harried. It was 9:30pm when I finally drug myself inside for supper!
Wednesday had me heading to the post office first thing, to get some chicks! I love chicks.
Last year my hens raised two, but the flock is getting older (even though I’m getting half a dozen to a dozen eggs per day!). Plus I just like chickens. I ordered some Silver Laced wyandotte:
And of course more of my favorites, Giant Cochins, in the form of Partridge colored ones!
The hatchery threw in an extra exotic chick and I believe it’s a White Polish! It already has a little ‘fro going on up top! It’s adorable. I promise to get some good photos of them soon!
The barn cats were certain these were a new source of food for them. I nearly had to cut down on the cat population that day!
That afternoon found me taking a trip West, to Faith, South Dakota, to have Nutter Butter gelded.
He had a bad reaction to the Ketamine, but was coming out of it by the time we got home; but just to be safe I gave him some Banamine Intravenously (which every horse owner should learn to do – ask your vet!), and he was doing just fine by the next day!
I spent Thursday taking our grandpa horses to the alfalfa pasture for extra groceries, doing odd jobs around yet to be completed new home, and lots of office work, it seemed, and before I knew it the day was gone.
How was your week?