Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Burnt Hair to Marshmallows

We worked the last of our calves on Sunday afternoon. They got their shots, ear tags, wormin', brandin' and blood sample taken for DNA purposes. They did really well. No great wreck to speak of or excitement.

Here are a few shots of a couple in the chute....

This is Mojo. He's a little on the crazy side. He gets all twisted up and will run blindly in all directions.


As you can see, he was not a happy camper. He was tellin' us about it too!

And then there was Bambi. I named her that because when she was born she looked just like a sweet little deer.


You can see by the expression on her mug, she was pretty perturbed with the whole situation. The "can we just get this over with" look kills me!

After we finished and were in the truck, I mentioned to the husband that I could still smell the burning hair from branding. The odor gets in your clothes and sticks with ya. What's amazing is a few hours later, I was soooo hungry the smell had morphed into roasted marshmallows! Sick, huh!

13 comments:

CindyDianne said...

Ewh!

I have bovine pictures up today too!

Though, that face on Mojo is pretty darn cute - slobber and all!

bekah said...

haha about as bad as the time I thought a burning hair salon smelled just like delicious BBQ.

Train Wreck said...

LOL That is EXACTLY what that reminded me of (Bekah!) Yeah I know that smell all too well. At least you have the chute, we rope and mug ours! Well I am usually taking pictures...but it looks like hard work! he he!

J and J Acres said...

Cows are so cute! Although I bet the whole branding thing does make them a little mad!

And I'm trying to make the smell connection between 'burning hair' and 'roasted marshmallows' but I just can't do it.

gtyyup said...

Mojo really givin' ya an ear full isn't he! LOL...cute!

Yea, that burnin' hair smell sticks in the nostrils forever! Maybe you confused the roasted marshmallows for roasted testicles?!?

Linda said...

You know, I think I could be a first cousin to Mojo! Seriously! I've had that expression on my face many times.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Their eyes are so expressive. I have a friend who swears that cows cry!

Vaquerogirl said...

Love MoJo! Funny how a smell can stick with you for days even- my personal (gaggg) fav- thrushy hooves--- brrrr-ugh!

Tatersmama said...

Well thank you very much. Guess who won't be making s'mores tonight...LOL!
I'll just eat the chocolate on it's own.

Pony Girl said...

Never smelled burning hair on cattle....I'm sure it's interesting! :) I love that first pic of Mojo, he's cool!!

LadyFi said...

Oh too funny! And great pics too!

Jamie said...

Yummy...Nothing like burnt hair in the morning! Great photos!

kdwhorses said...

Love them! Bambi is funny, can you please hurry up, I have things I need to be doing! HE he he!

Ugh ya the smell sticks with ya! LOL! Burnt hair smell! I'll have to see if next time I crave roasted marshmellows! LOL!