BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: The last couple of days!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The last couple of days!

Thought I would share the last couple of days with you all. Tuesday evening good friends of ours called and said there 80 year neighbor's cow was calving and the calf was breech. So we grabbed up supplies and headed that way. When we got there it took 3 people to get the calf out, we were not expecting the calf to be alive, since they were not sure how long she had been in labor. Well the heifer calf was alive and we got her going. Mom was another story-after all that she just wanted away from everyone! We finally got momma and calf together, but when we left she was not having anything to do with her. Dickie instructed/helped there foreman on what to do and when. It is not all the mommas fault she was too young to be bred and small. Then we came home and had to catch chickens! A friend of ours was wanting some and another friend was taking a few of my roosters. We put them in dog crates until morning when we were going to deliver them! The next morning one of the kennels was just moving about, the roosters were fighting! UGH! So hubby got them out and we tied there legs. BTW-Hubby says he isn't going into the chicken catching and deliver business! LOL! You definitely know your loved when he will help you catch chickens! Thanks honey! Yesterday we took 2 of the horses to Savannah's school for Texas week. We talked with them about the gear we use and why, how to tie a calf and anything else to do with the horses. Dickie and Savannah gave them a demonstration of how to ride and showed them how to spin and turn, stop, etc. They even got to brush them! They all seemed to have a great time and we really enjoyed doing it. Thanks Honey for helping me with the kids! You did a great job! Hope you all have a great and blessed day!

10 comments:

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Amazing how even kids that live in a rural area are so unfamiliar with horses and cows these days. When I ride down the road, I always get kids running out screaming-Look at the horseys. Growing up here, everyone had ponies or horses and spent time on a ranch.
You guys look good doing your part to educate these little ones...

I'm Mikey said...

Lol, that is the cutest thing!!! Love those pics, especially hubby tying up the kid, lmao!! That's great!
I too am amazed at how many kids, even rural kids don't know much about horses. Good job teaching them!
Great post :)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Chickens are one thing that we will NOT have here on this farm. I am scared to death of them...ever since a childhood experience.

Love the phots....cool!

Carroll Farm said...

Good to have such a good hubby! Sounds like a great time for those kids. Most of our neighbors have horses so many of the kids know about them. Especially my classroom this year- they are all horse nuts! They would LOVE it if I brought some of ours in...

Nonna said...

Looks like you've had a busy few days!! I bet those kids just really enjoyed all of that!

Linda said...

You've got a good man!
The good thing with breech calves (as if there is a good thing) is that the cow can't put a lot of pressure on the calf in that position. They can live through a lot it seems.

Rising Rainbow said...

I think it's great that you went to the school with the horses. What a great experience for those kids.

Trail Riding Cowgirl said...

thanks for stopping by All things horses! Drop in anytime! I love reading other folks blogs and was smiling reading yours. Our children are the future of this world and God bless you for teaching them about horses and values.

Resting Racers Ranch said...

Love your blog!!

Mrs Mom said...

All I could think when I got to the adorable pics was.... "Hmmm.. could I get my 2 year old son to sit still long enough for me to hog tie him like that?" ;) (He has me just plain WORN OUT these days!)

Good job taking the horses to school. Thats awesome. Cant even imagine the chicken run there... hehehe... (Well, OK so I can-- loads of feathers everywhere!)

Thx too for commenting at Oh HorseFeathers! Stop in and take a peek now anda gain- ya never know quite where we are going to wind up going...lol