Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Done With the Preg Checking

I wish I had a dollar for every time The Rancher says, "Well everything is done for a while until we have to do the ______."  Like he says that we are done moving cows except for the bunch that needs moving in a week.  Or the bailing is done, but there is the field that was just cut that will need bailed in a few days.  I appreciate that he is trying to make me feel good that things are slowing down but I have learned better.

Lately we have heard the preg checking is done.  Yes, for the forest cows.  But then there was the weekend of preg checking the BLM cows.  And then the strays that come in need checked. And the other bunch of strays.  And the other other bunch.  And now it was time the first calf heifers that had been out to pasture near Blackfoot for the fall. 

The Rancher called me in one fine afternoon, asking for some help to get the heifers pregged up that night because the weatherman was calling for snow.  For some reason they didn't want to work cows in the yucky cold and wind.  I always come running when The Rancher asks for help, mostly because I don't want him to think he can do anything with out me (ok really I just love to help and I don't want him to stop asking).  Usually I end up giving shots at the front but this time I got to run the back.  And I did a great job, if I do say so myself.  It didn't leave much time for pictures but I snapped a few before the night was over. 

I think that we are really done with the preg checking.  Unless some other ornery cows come from who knows where...  But until then, we are done!

 With the time change dusk came upon us and the moon lit the way.  I zoomed in to get a picture and this is what we got.  It wasn't really this dark, but it turned out kinda fun.

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