Saturday, June 11, 2005

Not Much, Just Fun

Not much work done today. Did a little weed eating. Swam with the kids and Melissa. Ate too much pizza. DOG TRAINING MOMENT BEGINS - shocked the day lights out of the dog a he jumped on Claire and Clark. Not sure it is working too well. Turned it up as high as it will go and only minimal reaction as near as I can tell. Stephen came up with a good idea on the chicken side though and what we will do is let the two roosters we hatched mature and set one of them on the dog. If the rooster wins, Bandit will leave the chickens alone. If the rooster loses we will smack bandit with the rooster corpse and tie it around his neck until it rots off. Then we still have the second rooster to test whether or not the treatment worked. We have too many roosters and this may be the best solution. If the rooster wins, we'll eat him. - DOG TRAINING MOMENT OVER

We have got offspring watching set for Tuesdy when we go to close and we are working on our calendar to try to figure out when we will be taking loads to Coleman. Looks like we are there full time on July 5th or 6th. Now we have to figure out how to do the new chicken coop. The plan is to have one that we can move around the pastures and free range the laying hens as well as the meat birds held up in the tractors.

Read a lot this morning about cow birth. Did you know that there are many, many ways that things can go wrong with cattle in the birthing process. In fact, there are even times when a fetus will die and the heifer will not push it out until months later. Since it is sealed up in the womb, rather than rotting it mummifies and eventually gets delivered. So if you run into a leather like lump laying out in a pasture some time, that could be a cow that didn't make it.

Pleasant dreams,

Roger

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