Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Get a Mooove On!

Do you like the photos I took from the back of the 4-wheeler on Monday? Many of them look like abstract art. I erased a whole bunch of them. Then, after downloading them to the computer, I discovered I had a dozen more. Oops! That's what happens when the accelerator is on the right handlebar and you must also use your right hand for clicking the camera. Maybe it wasn't such a great idea to keep the camera on when I was trying to chase cattle. Live and learn.
Thankfully, moving the cattle went better than photographing the process. With their due dates fast approaching, it was time to move cows from the sudan and wheat fields where they'd been grazing.
Randy and I were on 4-wheelers, while Jake tried to tempt the cows with a bale of hay. It was COLD. I think it was about 16 degrees and that didn't count the wind chill as we rode the 4-wheelers.
With a little coaxing, they did follow the tractor out of the field. Some of them went into the south gate.
A few others didn't get the memo to play "follow the leader." But Jake guided them toward the north and I got ahead of them and turned them in at the main gate.
They are now in the pasture south of the house, where it will be easier to make "maternity ward" checks for our mothers-to-be.
It only took me an hour to thaw out!


  1. Oh calving season, I'm not ready. I'm glad I have two months to think about it.

    Good Luck calving on the County Line!

    1. Thanks, Robyn! I have a "date" in a few minutes to help Randy get a few "potential maternity ward clients" into the building for the night.