I haven’t decided if I coming or going … crazy! The day after getting home from Denver J and I were back to chores, work and “regular life”. Tuesday afternoon we sorted steers and heifers, then poured the steers. Wednesday we bangs vaccinated Cousin T’s heifers and our own. While the girls were in the chute we pored them too.
Ivermectin is a type of pour on that rids cattle of intestinal worms, lice, mites and ticks. Livestock that have parasites are not as healthy or able to grow and gain weight like those that are clean. Pouring cattle is one of those small things that can make a huge impact towards keeping cattle as healthy as possible.
Bangs vaccination is to protect cattle against Brucellosis. Brucellosis is, primarily, a ruminant animal (cattle, bison, deer, elk and non-ruminant swine) bacterial disease with the most severe contagious symptom being abortion. Undulat Fever is the human form of Brucellosis.
In an effort to cultivate my inner need for creativity, I prepared wood blocks for some mixed media art projects. Friday afternoon, I worked on two projects and had a blast with paper, pod podge, glitter and glue.
In an effort to cultivate J’s need for fun, he took Rosie up to a neighbor’s to herd goats and develop their training skills. J had a blast and Rosie was one tuckered out puppy when they got home.
Saturday was one of those famous windy South Dakota days. The wind howled all Friday night. Saturday morning we had a break while the wind was switching directions, so J and I hurried out and did chores early. We were just finishing up when the new front came through. With consistent 40 mph winds we didn’t venture out to far. I worked on my art projects and J went back up to the neighbors with Rosie.
I ran across this genius idea via Facebook. I have used cornbread batter in my waffle iron, but never thought of brownies, hash browns, quesadillas or omelets! I tried the quesadilla with some left over chicken fajita I had; it worked good. Monday, I tried brownies. I cooked them too long and they got a bit crunchy on me. I will have to try that one again. The way my hens are laying, I foresee an omelet experiment in the near future.
Sunday Cousin T and Janelle had a potluck after Church. We had a nice visit and had the opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbors we don’t see on a regular basis.
J had two primary projects for Monday. The first was to sort the TLC group of cows. We sorted off and ran the first calf heifers through the chute and give them a pre-calving booster shot. The second calvers and granny cows got put back with the main group of cows. After dinner we transferred pellets and did a few odd jobs.
While walking around The Yards in Denver I spotted this soap sudsy bull. I had to take his picture!