are a lot of work!
Who’d a thunk it?
But also lots of fun. We pulled the calf sled behind the tractor while we fed. I used the tractor, as it’s a little cold and windy to take them little fellers out there for very long. I can haul two bales in one trip with the tractor so it went a bit quicker. They both rode in the sled until we got out to the cows and went to take the strings off and Lige was a little intimidated by the cows I think, as he wanted to ride on the tractor. Either that or was scared of my driving! Don’t know why, just cuz I pulled them over every hump in the snow I could find to make it more fun! 🙂
Didn’t faze Gabe tho’. He even stayed on while I unrolled the bale and eventually had to drive the tractor backwards so he hooked the sled on to the front of the loader.
Now we’re are eating orange slushes made from the snow. Sure, it’s probably radioactive from the deal in Japan, but it’s always something ain’t it? Been eating snow in slushes all my life and other than the slight greenish glow I put off after dark, I can see no harmful effects!
Cindy’s mom is doing as well as can be expected. Lot of surgery for a woman in her shape. Cindy wishes she were home, but I am afraid as soon as she got here they would call and tell her she needs to come back, so she will just have to stay put for tonight at least. Maybe tomorrow sometime she can sneak home.
We have about 4 to 5 inches of good, wet snow and not a real hard wind so it’s not too bad out if you aren’t calving in it.