Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Feb 18, 2009

Here's a pic of the flowers I got from Bob on Valentine's Day. They are called the Blue rose, but are a light lavender in color. My favorite color and I collect teddy bears, so it was a great gift.

It's been a while since my last post, only because my computer has been in the shop. I wasn't able to get onto Internet Explorer or go anywhere on the web. Dee Dee who works on computers here, has finally fixed the computer...Thanks, Dee Dee....

We have had some good weather the past few days. On Sun we trimmed bulls that will be sold on Mar. 11th. A few pics with my new telephoto lens. I don't know if I like the lens, it shows the inside of the sleeve of the lens and doesn't get a good photo. They trimmed the bulls and then used the torch to burn off the hair left over. The bulls looked good after they were done. 34 bulls were trimmed and it took about 5 hours to complete.

This is a shot of the bulls after they were trimmed.
A calf was brought down the other day because the mother died. We are now bottle feeding him 2 times a day.

We have cleaned out the shop, moving stuff to the pole shed and stuff from the pole shed to the shop to get ready for the sheep to be moved into the shop. The shearer that will be coming this weekend will need the sheep to be penned up for the night before. We have about 200 sheep to shear. The shearer will have someone helping him and will be able to shear about 140 per day.

We had to move horse carts around, pull tools from the shop to the pole shed, move pallets of feed around and make way for anything else coming in.

We put up an electric fence for the bulls since some bulls got into a pen they were'nt supposed to. We tried to tag 3 new calves but the tagger is broke and have to wait to tag them till we get a new one.
Here's a pic of one of the new calves. He is about a day old and 80 pounds.

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