Monday, January 16, 2012

Workin' Some Calves

The kids got out and helped Tim put eartags in the calves this morning.

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Oh and they were a big help! They helped Tim get the calves cornered into a couple of panels. Middle child assisted in loading the tagging gun. She has serious dreams of following in her dad's footsteps to be a veterinarian someday.

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Ta-da! "Look Ma, I got my ear pierced!"
(Momma bawling in the background)
"I always knew he was the black sheep...errrr, I mean rebel in the family!"

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Tim had to play cowboy to catch our smallest and newest calf, Bingo.

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Catching her was pretty easy, but keepin Mama at a safe distance was another thing altogether!

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"Watch out Tim!"

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And finally, Bingo is tagged.

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"Momma, that was a bit brutal."

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"Yes, I know Honey, there are plenty of hoops to jump through in life, just wait...I heard the man say that he would be castrating calves next month."

And Bandito watched the whole thing while enjoying the Oklahoma early morning sunshine!

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Our week has started off productively, I hope yours has too!
Blessings, Julie


Brownie said...

Hi. Love the pictures. Made me think of my dad.

I've been away from the blogging world for awhile. So I'm just hopping around to say hello. I can't promise to read all the back blogs - but will try to keep current on your new ones!

blessings to you!

Dana said...

What a neat experience! I'll have to blog about our time 'workin' the cattle.' For ours, it was a big community event and we had about 40 people there. Even the little boys helped! Unfortunately, I really want to help... but there are already so many people there that know what they're doing! Maybe they'll give me a chance next time. :-)

Oh, and my daughter wants to follow her aunt's footsteps (my sister) & become a vet, too! But, she'd prefer cats & dogs, not cows! Daddy hopes she'll help out with the cattle, though.