Monday, July 28, 2008

More Halter Breaking of Calves

I had to work Friday (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.), and Saturday (6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) due to our district conference for the Church that I work for - what a fun and inspirational weekend it was.

And while I was working, Todd manned the farm:

This is the AMAZING chute Todd built - we brought the self-locking gate on the front this spring, he built the sides, back and floor, and even I can run a calf up into it, lock them in, put the halter on and walk them out the front - though I have been told (and told again) not to do this on my own just yet). Fine with me - I like to supervise - at least in the initial phase of halter breaking! And the great thing is, with the help of the skidlaoder, this sucker is portable all over the farm.

look at that nice butt!

The calves are doing better. Not great yet, but .....Todd can at least walk them without getting drug all over the place.

The girls who are showing them at the fair in just about 6 weeks came over last night and washed and blowed them out (think high powered hair dryer). Both calves are so calm, really - we have had some really wild ones in past years, but these, they just might do the trick.

I also spent some time on finish #5, and freezing more green beans. I'll have pictures of finish #5 by tomorrow hopefully.

Tonight we are going to look at some new calves to possibly buy - more on that later, but never, ever let hubby convince you after 15 years of raising cattle that it is necessary to switch breeds....



Lib said...

SOunds like ya'll stay busy,busy!
You put in some hrs. but glad you enjoyed it.:o)

Philigry said...

glad the cows aren't wild! I can not imagine washing and drying a wild one. Can't wait to hear how they do in the fair!

SewAmy said...

stopped by to say Hi.

Granny Lyn said...

I ca'nt wait to see #5!!! I am so intrigues by the butterfly!

and you're right, that is a nice butt...tee hee