Monday, September 1, 2008

Sortin' Cattle


Early this morning, we finished the fence in the calf pen and revamped our trailer loading area. Then it was time to sort the cattle. Sorry, there are no cattle working photos. Since the husband and I are the only ones here, no time for picture taking. One of us is working the gate, while the other is pushin' the cattle.
It started off pretty well in the beginning. We managed to cut out a lot of the cows and a few calves that needed to stay together. Then we started sortin' the neighbor's cows off so we could move them back to his place. A few of them were being turds and not wanting to work for us. They had us running from one side to the other. During one "chase", I looked up and the husband was face down in the dirt. I asked if he was okay before I burst out laughing. I fell the day before walking across the backyard. Didn't see a hole and fell smooth over. The husband dogged me pretty good for it so this was just payback! Then he cornered a couple calves and one decided that was not the place to be and kicked the crap out of him. He should have known better than that and now he has a nice bruise on the back of his calf to serve as a reminder!
So now we have a pen full of crying babies and a pasture full of upset mothers. We've got some loud bellerin' days ahead of us.

8 comments:

LadyFi said...

My! You've been busy...

BTW, ear plugs might help! ;)

kdwhorses said...

YOu never know how it is going to go when working cattle! Glad you got it done! Kiss his boo boo and make him feel better, than laugh at him!

Bekah said...

ive always thought the sorting was so sad...makes sense why it needs to be done, but still, the crying babies and the concerned mothers is too much.

kdwhorses said...

BTW-forget to tell you that I have checked out your cousin's jewelry site and love her stuff! I am looking a getting a ring from her, she has some very unique things! Thanks for sharing her with us!

Jamie said...

One word....Karma, he'll think twice now won't he?! I'm sorry you have a few "noisy" days ahead of you but you got a good chuckle from it right?

The Wife said...

ahhh karma, you are so right Jamie!

KD-My cousin does have some really neat things. They donated necklaces when we put on our ranch rodeo for prizes. What's a women's ranch rodeo without jewelry!

Earplugs are a great suggestion Ladyfi. They are right behind the house.

Bekah, they are sad little things but they soon get over it and run a muck!

OneCowgirl said...

I hate it when those calves get to kickin the pens - perhaps he needs one of those paddles!

Train Wreck said...

Oh yes the "bottle breaking!" Yep it is a few sleepless night! LOL! on the Karma! Only two of you! What a work out!! Too bad about the pictures! Next time give me a heads up! I would be more than willing to come "document" your day!! LOL! Oh don't worry about it! That's waht friends are for!!