Thursday, April 16, 2015

Good Fences #56

Tuesday Otoelene and I helped J sort the first calf heifers in the field behind the house.  We temporarily moved out the ones that had not calved and held them in a different field until we emptied the field and could move them back.  
 Then we swept through the field and moved out all of the heifers and their calves.  Otoelene is admiring the fence along the way.
 What a pleasure it is to get to ride my horse while I'm technically "working".
 Then it was down the hill and along the creek to the ford.
Some of the baby calves were a little reluctant to get in the water but J was there with some gentle encouragement.  We didn't want the heifers taking off to the new pasture and leave the calves to run around crazy on the wrong side.  You can just see the post on this side of the creek that last weeks water gap is attached to.  
And a successful crossing.

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6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's awesome to see them cross! and hooray for your equine workmate. :)

carolann said...

It is like I am looking at a western cowboy movie. Round them them up.
So serial. Your blog is very interesting all the time.

Love it all.

Ida said...

That was fun. It was neat to see the photographic procession as the cows/calves moved along. I bet the calves were scared about crossing the water.

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic sereis of shots of the round up.

Felicia said...

love the views between Otoelene's ears.

Marie C said...

Wonderful photos! I love seeing these working shots, showing a process I am completely uneducated about!

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