So It has been a long week of rain and roping and overhauls mixed in with Farm Visits. Oh and a Holiday weekend. Let me back up and catch everyone up …
Wednesday I went with Mom and got Feed for everything. We also picked up some mineral for the cattle, some fly spray for the goats and Derf. And a few other odds and ends. When we got home I had time to rope before chores. Thursday Mom and I spent day putting together Derf new stall in the barn. We headed to town and got four thick mats. It was a pain to get them from the truck to the barn as they were heavy and floppy. Mom figured out to use the wagon.
For the Center Mom gave up her mat in the house pen so that we could finish the stall out. We will use it to finish the other one when we do it too.
We finished the stall out with Pine Shaving …
In the end Derf Hated it!! I don’t think it is the stall he hates as much as it is just being inside all the time.
Friday I got up early to rope. With warmer days it is to much on the livestock to rope so much in the heat so early in the morning it is cooler and better for them. The day was then full of farm visits and fiber Friday. We all had fun and I think everyone learned a lot.
Saturday a friend and Vet assistant came out to look at Derf. He offered a different approach in the care of him that Mom says we will talk to our horseshoer and vet about before we attempt it. By Noon more people had found their way to the farm and we spent the day making new friends and visiting with them. I headed out to a rodeo in the evening but I had the worst luck. I broke out and the calf got up.
Sunday I spend the morning helping Mom harvest some plants for the Community garden and the Farmer’s market. They have a program Mom is looking into and might join to take advantage of it to get our Egg packing license. That way we can sell our eggs anywhere. Not just here on the farm. I ended up back at the rodeo that night as well. This time however I brought home a paycheck with a 9.9 It was good enough to win the whole rodeo.
Today I went to another Roping. I ended up spending all day there. It was a two head roping. On my first calf I broke out but on my second calf I won the round. Now I am heading to shower and bed and I am going to try and blog about every other day from here on out. Sometimes Life just gets busy and it seems to get away from me. I don’t know if I will get it done but I am going to try.