Monday, December 14, 2009

I Sure Hope Tomorrow is Better...

Man, we've had some bad luck the last couple days.  It started yesterday while we were working cattle.  We took Mud, a young bull, to tip his horns.  You may remember him from a few posts back.  He was helping Mojo  in the fight with Tadpole.  Anyhow, we ran him in the squeeze chute to tip his horns.  He got down in the chute.  Nothing major but something happened to his back end and he couldn't stand up.  He scrambled a little to get out but never could get his back feet under him.  We let him sit while we finished everything else.  Still nothing.  Left him in the pen overnight and checked on him today.  Still nothing.  He's on his way to the packers.

We had nominated him for a competition in 2011.  Been paying his entry over this year.  Now we have one less bill to pay.

Then the husband went out to feed this morning.  One of our heifers had a calf.  It was dead.  The husband said it was early but the calf was fully developed.  A good looking bull calf.  Don't know what happened with it.  The momma knew something was wrong cause she didn't mind the husband messin' with the baby.  I told the husband nature has a way of taking care of things, something must have been wrong with it.  But it's still hard to swallow when you just had to put another one down.

I hate when we have a run of bad luck.  I hold my breath wondering what's gonna happen next.  You know they say it comes in threes.  The husband called me on his way to work, said a truck passed him and a rock flew up and cracked his windshield.  I'm hoping that's the third.

Then I looked over at my daily scripture calendar and it read,

"Consider it pure joy...whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  James 1:2, 3."

26 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Aw nuts! that is rotten, they are funny animals ,cattle, tough as nails one one hand and frail as a flower on the other . Sorry to hear 2 poor outcomes in so many days. Hang in there girl ,it will get better

Dusty Devoe said...

Great words of scripture! Losing any critter is hard.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

It is difficult to comprehend trials as joy! Maybe later it will all make sense - having livestock or animals of any kind can be a test... Hope the rest of your week goes better!

threecollie said...

Oh, Kit, I am so, so sorry. From reading here we all knew he was very special.

lisa said...

That is a real shame. It seems like things always happen in threes! Better days are comin!

Country Whispers said...

When it rains ...it POURS!
Hope your luck changes.

Shirley said...

There is a always reason things happen, but it's usually not obvious to us mere mortals. Sorry about Mud, it's really tough when it's one you had high hopes for.

Train Wreck said...

((hugs)) I know what you mean. We are more alike every day. I needed to read that quote. Thanks. Oh Lordy.. I just thought of something? If we were neighbors...would bad luck come in sixes? Yikes! Love you

Pony Girl said...

Sorry to hear about the calf and young bull Mud. Thinking of you this week!

Sydney said...

Things do come in threes. Crazy I know but hopefully thats the last of it.

Vaquerogirl said...

Hope your luck changes soon. Too bad about Mud and the calf.

Faithful said...

Ah Kit..you are so right ..not only are you testing your faith, but learning from the trials. You have a good outlook..love that about you! Hang in there girl ..it's just life...so just live it and believe ..it will get better.

Paint Girl said...

Sorry to hear about your calf and bull! I sure hope things get better for you guys!

LadyFi said...

Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck. I've had some myself - in a big way - and it's never fun... Hope the joyful times come back soon.

Nezzy said...

A big old AMEN country sis. This Ozarks farm chick know too well how bad luck can knock the props right from under ya. It's all part to the good life. Gold is fired to remove the impurities to be stronger. Just sayin!

From the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!

Goodwife said...

Glad to hear that you put your Faith where it belongs, just like we do. God knows what He's doing, even if we have no stinkin' clue! Hang in there and remember to give it all to Him! God Bless!

Farmchick said...

Sorry about your troubles...I for sure know how you feel! The scripture is great though...and I do think the windshield was the third--so rest easy now!! :)

Mikey said...

Dang that IS a run of bad luck. So sorry to hear. That scripture was beautiful though and right on. It WILL get better!

Robynn's Ravings said...

You sure know where to look for direction and answers but still a tough day with all that. So sorry. Sometimes it does seem bad things come in threes but take heart - good things come in much higher numbers. :)

CTG Ponies said...

I'm so sorry about the bulls you lost and I'm hoping that the run of bad luck is indeed over.

lifein3dee said...

Sorry about the run of bad luck. Maybe it's over with!

Tatersmama said...

Awww... And I liked poor ol' Mud! I'm sorry to hear that you've had such a run of bad luck lately, but that scripture verse was perfect for you!
Even though things may go wrong, God never fails us!

I'm hoping that the windshield was the end of the bad luck around your place!!
xoxox

Paintsmh said...

So sorry to hear about Mud! That is just awful! I just couldn't believe it when I read it. I hope your run of bad luck is over :(

Homestay Mama said...

So sorry you had to put Mud down! It's never easy--I know!

What a timely message from the Scriptures!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Oh man...I'm sorry to hear that!! Hold that scripture in your heart and keep faith! Praying things get better!

Crystal Young said...

I think that is the worst part of the cow business. You wait so long for that little guy to get here, and then sometimes it just doesn't work out for one reason or another. I found your blog off the South Dakota Cowgirl's blog. Definitely will be following!

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