Soap Suds

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.

January 27

Thursday we did chores and took a deep breath. I made chicken fajitas and made a pot of chili for dinner on Friday.

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.

January 27

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.

January 27

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.

January 27

While walking around The Yards in Denver I spotted this soap sudsy bull. I had to take his picture!

 

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5 Responses to Soap Suds

  1. Kim says:

    Sounds like you are crossing things off the “to-do” list right and left! You’ll have to “show” us your craft projects at some point. Since I’m not crafty, I will live vicariously through your efforts.

  2. Buttons says:

    Oh I LOVE the suds photos. Your chickens are laying that is great. Back to work is always hard to get back into but needs to be done. Be safe.and enjoy those artsy things:) Hug B

  3. Cheri says:

    I saw the waffle iron thing with brownies and hash browns and that egg sandwich looked awesome!
    Love the sudsy babies! So much fun washing cows. 🙂
    Glad Rosie is having fun! J too! 🙂
    Cheri

  4. Sandra says:

    Love your sudsy photos 🙂
    I have wanted to try to use my waffle iron for some different foods too, good to know it works!

  5. I’m getting half a dozen to a dozen eggs daily! I love my girls!

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