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Life on the Crippled G....
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KatG    Posted 10-02-2004 at 16:17:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks folks so very much for all the advice and just being there when I am scared to death...First thing I do...when the vet ignores hit this puter and hope that some of you are online...
The calf is fine today...running and scours...The last vet that called MAtt last night told him there was other preventive things that could have been done other than giving the calf a shot...I threatened to do harm to my husband if he waited to dark and Friday night to boot give another cow or calf an injection...Matt felt so badly he thought he had killed his pride and joy...and almost did..
I do wish I lived next door to Fren...we would be regular visitors...try to aquire some of his knowlegde...
I was thinking today I wish my Grandpa...he raised me since I was 10..could see my little cows and my chickens...He taught me the love for the land and for the country..He died when I was 18 and I am 48 now so been along time since I had a conversation with him...Miss him so much...
The weather is beautifuk here...actually had to wear a jacket to the barn this morning...
Ron I don't know if the foliage will be very pretty this year or not...we have had such little rain...But I will keep you posted...Now it might be showing up better on top of Mt. MAgazine...which is just little bit away...I would love to live on top of that mountain but the government bought up most of it if you could call it that...I call it taking in away...
I have never had kids so guess I worry about these animals like youguns...Got a question...the new calfs eyes look can see the whites around them...almost like Rodney Dangerfeild..She seems like she sees fine..I know it is fine but "Mamma Kat" wonders...
Enjoy the beautiful Sat. evening...I warming up homemade chilli and then going to put the calfs up for the night...KAt

KellyGa    Posted 10-03-2004 at 05:12:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will have cows one day, and I sure hope I get the help you are getting, cause I know I will need it! :) I envy you! You are having a ball with all this!

Donna from Mo    Posted 10-02-2004 at 18:45:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

Kat, you got me thinking: I think the reason I have chosen this rural life is because of all the fun I had at Grandma's house when I was a kid: gathering eggs, going after "Old Betsey" at milking time (and helping her say, "suk-calf")... that's what put it in my heart to do those things. I spent over 20 years milking cows, and keeping chickens. The only thing I added was a horse now and then, and you can thank Roy Rogers for that.

KatG    Posted 10-02-2004 at 19:01:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What a good picture!!!!..I was a Roy Rogers fan also..I LOVED Trigger...I used to hair the color of his mane...ain't that colr no more...still love Palominos...Wish we had more land there is lots more critters and things I want to

Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-02-2004 at 17:41:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Kat:
I'm not so sure you would want to live next door to me. Seems I always seem to have my foot in it; and, I'm not just talking about mud, offal, err where I am not going there.
48 eh? If I weren’t so tired, I would make a cyber pass at ya, just to keep Herr Clink on her toes. She called me on my cell this morning before lunch to tell me three little words, “Were eating out!”
So, even though the moon is near full, take good care of your Matt. Winter almost here, cuddling is still one heck of a way to keep warm.
Raising registered Shorthorns here I see the whites of these critters eyes. Watching those whites you can most times read their thoughts before they act, giving you signals where or which way to head them off, if need be.

Larry806    Posted 10-02-2004 at 16:54:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try and get that calf started on feed as soon as possible. We used to put starter pellets in with bottle calves at 3 days old We used a Braden bottle that looked like a milk bottle ( It had a nipple for feed) as soon as they finished there milk they would suck on that & get a mouth full of feed It takes 3 days for feed to get through a calf But after that you won't hardly ever have any scours

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