Monday, November 16, 2009

A Day of Buckin'

Sunday was spent at the arena buckin' calves. We headed out bright and early at 6:30 to a friend's place. We, along with our friend, rent-a-husband and two others bucked calves. I would guess there was about 100 or more lil babies ran thru the chute.

We only bucked 9 of the 10 babies we just weaned. Itty Bitty went for the ride but nothing else. She is so small, we won't breed her for buckin' anyhow so we didn't want to take the chance of hurting her. She hung out in the back pen, cheering her friends on.

We were pretty happy with the group as a whole. Two will definitely be headed to the sale barn. One bull calf may get another chance. The other six showed us enough to keep.

Here are a couple flicks I took. I really did a bad job with our calves. I think I was trying to watch to much to actually take a good picture. My timing was off real bad.

IMG_7179



IMG_7191


IMG_7198

We made it home at dark. As we pulled up the drive, the truck lights caught the devastation in the yard. Another doggie bed experienced a slow and painful death. It's innards strewn throughout the side yard. What do ya expect with 5 dogs in a yard all day? RIP doggie bed #2.

17 comments:

lifein3dee said...

oh yeah! Number 2. Wait..that doesn't sound polite. What is number 2's name? That's my baby. What exactly do the machines on their back do/measure?

fernvalley01 said...

Wow those babies can buck!

Tami said...

Goodness....

They sure know there business!

The Wife said...

Dee-#2 hasn't been named yet. The box just simulates weight on their back and releases the flank strap. We use it until they are about 3 years old and can have an actual rider.

Maria said...

I still think the pics turned out great.
Looks like lots of fun to watch.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Yes the pics are great! -- It is very interesting, we've gone to rodeos and fun shows for years but never gave it a thought to how those bucking babies are made....

grand idea for the dog fund!

lisa said...

Lookin good! Poor bed:)

Paula said...

Looks like some pretty good ones!

Lil Mama said...

That brindled calf would make a great rug if he doesn't work out. Sorry that's how my mind works.

Tatersmama said...

And YAY on the donate button too! Good for you... but now I'm afraid I might feel guilty and responsible for anyone losing their "right to procreate!" Unless it involves legs or sumthin.
LMAO!

Train Wreck said...

The last picture is my favorite! How do they move like that! ouch! I have a hard time with my yoga moves!

Gail said...

Wow, I think they all look good.

I held my breath for a second and reread your last paragraph...a doggie BED it said, not what I thought the first time. Thank Goodness.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

I still LOVE LOVE the brindle calf!! Awesome colors, looks like a good bucker in the pic...I wonder if he's one of your 6?! I have to agree with Lil Mama though if he doesn't work out for that he sure would make a pretty rug :)

Andrea said...

Wow, girl those three can really buck! That last one looks awesome! I bet it's lots of fun to watch all the little guys and see what they can do.

Far Side of Fifty said...

It must be really hard to be the photographer and want to watch at the same time..I thought you did pretty good.
So another dog bed bit the dust..bet that was a sight to see:)

Reluctant Cowboy said...

It is all a matter of perspective I guess. Don't much care for Brahmas so if #3 keeps developing a solid fish tail now there's the one to draw to. :) May they make it to the PBR finals someday. Are you having them on an exercise and high protien program?

Loved the picts.

Noelle said...

we love your pics! my son is a 12 year old wanna-be bull rider and rode his first bull last summer. i had to show him how they start the bulls...