little cow

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    farming, gardening, science, teaching, Catholicism
  1. Prayers Please

    Strong prayers for you and your family.
  2. The Front Porch

    Great pictures! Looks ike a good time. :) I was moving boxes to the new workshop for about a week. Stopped when we moved enough out of the old farm to not distract people walking through. We finished the ditch. I have more dirt to move by hand this week, since these idiots won't come back until it drains. Just a little every day and I'll even it out. We would like to move before Christmas. I guess it's good we didn't sell the old farm, yet. We would have to find a place to rent.
  3. The Front Porch

    More delays at the new farm. We are working on a ditch because the numbskulls doing the drainfield made a place where the rain pools and use it as an excuse not to finish. House is done. Chicken coop is done and painted. Rabbit shed will be done in a few days. Only one hitch. The stall we intended to use for the sheep and lambs may not be secure enough. A bobcat has been seen several times in the area. We are building a secure sheep shed to lock up the sheep at night. Should be done in a week, but we don't know when we'll actually be able to move. Hopefully, before school starts again. I guess it's good we don't gave any offers on our old farm, yet. I think the new puppy will come home to the old farm in two weeks.
  4. Opinions please

    Nice kids.
  5. What is your horse's home like?

    Looks good, Queen! I drove past an old horse farm in our area yesterday. They have a big pond and there was one horse swimming around in it, lol!
  6. The Front Porch

    Oh, that is cool. I love that movie. Do most of the dogs seem to just tolerate all the grooming and fussing, or do they enjoy it? When they are finished, how do you bring them back down? Do they get rinsed off and turned loose to roll or goof off somewhere? When a did a little horse showing, the turnout at home at the end of the day was their favorite part. Bucking, playing and rolling was their reward for putting up with all the excess grooming. When we took ten cows to our local fair, we kept them groomed and primped for several weeks before the fair, and all ten days of the fair. They had to be tied all day long and tied out in another spot all night. I got away with turning a few of the heifers out to play in the arena when I got to fair early enough one morning (that was adorable) but otherwise, they were locked down tight. When we got them home, we pulled the big trailer into the pasture and led them out to turn them loose one by one. They had so much fun running around the pasture and playing. By the next morning, they had duller coats and looked quite content.
  7. The Front Porch

    All I know about showing dogs is second hand or from watching "Best in Show", lol!
  8. The Front Porch

    Wow, that's really interesting. I am not interested in showing dogs, but I like hearing about how it works behind the scenes. Three hours for a standard poodle? Whoa.
  9. The Front Porch

    qhridinGA- What kind of show? Do you hire the same handler for all your show dogs, or do the handlers specialize in specific breeds? Is it expensive to hire a handler?
  10. The Front Porch

    I like my Ford trucks. ;) Libby's leg has healed nicely after her battle with the bathtub. I turned her out in the pasture with the others. I'll bring them in at night, but they needed the time out. Last few weeks on the old farm, with any luck. The lambs are incredibly cute when they play. We let them in the yard with their ewes yesterday and it went very well. Our Maddie dog is fascinated with them in a sweet way. But the ewes may not appreciate her attentions, so we keep her at a safe distance. Summer is waning already! Only a month left before LJ goes back to school.
  11. Happy 4th

    Very true!
  12. The Front Porch

    Horses at a motel? That would be so cool! I could only imagine the whining I would have done as a kid to stay at the motel with real, live, HORSES!
  13. Happy 4th

    Very cute puppy pictures! Show Saddlebreds? Oh boy. I wonder what dark secrets there are in your county. Do they ever turn the show horses out, or just keep them locked in the barn?
  14. The Front Porch

    Jacob's neutering went fine but he was slow to come around afterwards. He was a drunk kitten all Friday night, but perked up gradually Saturday. Back to normal today. They used ketamine and telazol. Maybe not so much, if he ever needs anesthesia again. We got him microchipped. The other two kitties and the dog get vaccines on Monday.
  15. Happy 4th

    Wow, you must live in a very horsey area. I can only imagine trying that around here. I'd get the bewildered stare from local rednecks. Libby hates fireworks even more now that she is almost completely blind, so no bang-bangs for us. She paced and worked up a little sweat, but did okay.