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Ladies Day...
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-16-2004 at 04:08:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amongst the Fall color, this uncompriendable old coot has got about sixty lady honey-do lists. Do to the continued country rainy weather for today and extending on into the next ten days or so, all the ladies healthily neaded wormer applications shall be in the inoculating form. That’s going to be a lot of poking.
A large NOTE here: It’s suggested if anybody stops by for a visit, don’t get caught in a bent over possition.
And, there’s additional good news//bad news for the ladies. Good news, all the ladies will loose their Summer’s fashionably decorative gray insecticide ear tags. Bad news, almost all the mammas will loose their respective calves.
The chorused mournful serenades will last about a week outside my bedroom window here. And, for the weaning season, while not seasonably fashionable for the milder Fall weather, I’ll wear a pair of ear muffs to stifle sounds of distressed calves wanting their mammas. The parting ways will of course make for so some very tender parting moments, all the scenes, so many of them, my tears shall be dry ones in a neckerchief used to catch all the perspiration from my work related heated brow.
Stay warm cool folks. Wear a warm sweater and do look up from time to time. The fall colors are in their most impressive glorious color all around us here. So beautiful, I need not go anywhere other than walk about here to savor the incomparable Jack Frost’s handy work.
Fernan


Alias    Posted 10-16-2004 at 05:34:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw, Fernan, you write of the bitter sweetness associated with the season. The beauty of nature as it takes on a vibrant hue which is destined to disappear under the harsh cold winds of winter. And, of the heartbreak of mamas as their darlings are forceably led away.

One is then drawn to wonder if the season is such that prepares us for even harder months ahead. A time in which to gather the wood for winter, and, to darn the ragged socks, lest our feet feel the sting of Jack. And, in all, we must, as adults, fear the pending rain, snow, mud and gloom of yet another winter of our discontent. But, with the fireside for comfort we sit and remember when we tettered the hay on a fast moving tractor that outsped the flies and misquitos as they billowed far behing in it's wake.

Gosh almight, what's happening with me? Is it the season or am I simply making a stab at poetic writing to amuse my buddy Fern, Fern?


KellyGa    Posted 10-16-2004 at 04:20:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, I am gonna ask a dumb question. Why do you have to seperate the mamas and the babies? Don't they naturally do that when they get grown enough? I know you know your business, thats why I am asking, cause I don't know. :)

Cool here this morning also. Nice not to have the mosquitos eating away at your ankles for a change when you walk out the door.

Ian, Shelby and I went on an adventure, a quest yesterday, look below for the story, to JamesGa.

Don't be mean to those cows now, you know I love cows. :) Be gentle with the ladies. :) Sounds like a busy day ahead. Have a good one, stay warm. XOXO


Fern(Mi)    Posted 10-16-2004 at 05:16:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
`A reasonable question Kelly.
Hmmmmm. Well! For one thing, all of God's creatures must grow up some time. I am just helping them all around her along.
All these mommas are carrying within them another new life that their respective body's need all their physical strength to grow and develop healthily within their wombs another healthy calf.
Add also the environment our cattle live in. Their only shelter a wind break on this side or that of a wintering pasture. Their only housing the cowhide’s fur covering their bodies. Their only energy coming from the best hay we had made for their consumption last Summer. Their water also we keep open and flowing helping to keep them comfortable. Seeing to it they have the needed salts and minerals to help or make or keep their bodies healthy and productive. .
It is after all in the Spring calf crop that make our enterprise profitable. It is from these each year’s new calves we build new herds, “We eat what’s for supper, Beef”, and use gelatins, find new products for medicines and industry, wear new leather shoes, and a leather strap to hold up my pants.
It is always easy but I like doing it.
Fernan
PS. know if I could just find a fattened chicken!!!!!! (grin)


mojo    Posted 10-16-2004 at 05:42:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
We always weaned on the full moon, made things go easier. Guess the little ones could see better and the mammas didn't crash the fences.
mojo
mdw


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