We checked cattle every 1 1/2 to 2 hours all day and night long. It was nice to see the moon trying to peak out at 2:15 am. By 5:15 we had moon and stars! After a long muddy night of caring for our livestock we started Saturday bright and early.
With so many pairs in the shed and all the mud J and I hauled the calves to the “Milk Cow Pasture.” This is the easiest way for us to move barn born calves when it is muddy. J’s cousin built a calf carrier that we use when hauling calves.
J gets the pair to the barn door, loads the calf, lets the cow get a sniff of her calf, then slowly drives away. The cow will follow her baby. I am outside the pen to follow and make sure the cow stays with her calf.
J unloads the calf and we make sure they pair up and find the feed. I am in charge of the clothes pin counters!
We survived the storm! We are glad for the moisture and ready for some more sunshine. Saturday it was in the 50’s and sunny; we 2 calves all day and one came a dusk.
Happy Easter to you and your families.