We found out rather after the fact this morning that Grandpa had his surgery and things seem to have gone well. Prayers for his recuperating time would still be appreciated though!!!
The Lord also answered several prayers on our part for lovely weather while working calves--in the later part of November in ND! It got up to about 50 degrees; the sun was shining; and the wind was hushed to just a breeze. It was lovely weather for cattle-working together. :)
Here are some of the calves, waiting to be worked:
This poor guy was getting things done from several different angles... Part of my job was to cover the calves eyes with my hands so that they'd settle down. (It really helps!)
Here's our record keeper (Mom), with some helpers looking on. (Jerome--my dad's cousin and Jacob...)
After we'd finished with the stock calves, there still was some daylight remaining, so we decided to work our Holstein calves too. This involves the very unpleasant job of dehorning them. (Note: You may not want to look at the next picture if you get squeamish easily!)
We started working with the cattle around 9:30 this morning and finished by 5:30, so things moved along very smoothly! We're praising God for safety because, outside of some achy muscles, nobody got kicked or bonked or run over--as far as I know anyway!
Before I end, I just wanted to share this picture of the tropical centerpiece that Mother assembled the other night. I thought it was just too cute not to share...