Friday, July 6, 2012

Some of the calves got loaded up....

This morning, after helping get Mom on her way to Canada (and she e-mailed much later, letting us know she arrived safely), and after the boys did chores, we all went up to the pasture to move the cows to their next cell and to sort off 3 steers for Andrew to take to the Bartletts.  Thankfully, that all went very smoothly.  Thank you to you if you prayed!

Right after an early lunch, Andrew took off, after saying goodbye to Hristiyan...and the rest of us too, of course.  Not too long after he'd left, he called Dad to tell him there was a white calf out by the road up there by the pasture.  He thought it might be ours, so my dad went to investigate and found that, yes, it was ours.  He came back for panels, the stock trailer, and some help.  Sadly, we were not able to get the calf loaded though, as he'd crawled the fence in with a neighbors' cows.  Dad called the neighbor and got permission to try and get the calf out, but he wouldn't sort out of the herd and it just wasn't working, so we came home.  We'll have to try to get him in when Andrew returns home to us.

Outside of the cattle busyness, the day was spent in different ways....  My dad worked on one of the grain-cleaners.  Jacob and Hristiyan did some odd jobs (cleaning up fireworks from last night, setting the table, etc...) and also spent some time "Farming" together on the computer and bouncing on the trampoline.  I cleaned the house and made tortillas for the tacos we had for supper.  I also made a gooey crumb cake, as I was in a hurry to get it out of the oven so as to go help try and get that white calf in........ 

This evening, after supper, we showed Hristiyan the old, but funny movie, "Hot lead and cold feet".  And now I'm heading for bed.  I think the boys are not quite tired yet, so they'll probably be up a little longer.  It's hard to believe we only have 1 day left with Hristiyan here.  Time sure does fly by!

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