Some Things About Cows
A day late and with no excuse other than we just aren’t always on time. Hello again! I hope you all have been having a lovely week. This week for the blog I thought I would chime in with a few things you may not know about cows.
I, myself, am always learning new things about this beautiful life and the animals that keep us going day after day. The constant work was known to me as a kid, the exhaustion that comes from that constant work was not. I was just a tike so I may have been sheltered from the full brunt of the work that went on, in fact, I know I was. Even in the past years I’ve been on the ranch I have had little ones of my own and so been unable to be quite as helpful as I could have potentially been. This year, however, we girls have figured out a solid babysitting schedule and were worked to our full capability. The lack of clean dishes, clothes, children etc. was and still is evidence of this. Who knew cows were so much work? HAHA
Another thing I’ve learned, will continue to learn, lately is more about our AI (artificial insemination) program. I’ve helped move heifers up the alley and even dropped a few straws in the warmer before but this year the boys decided it was time for Tess and I to learn the full ropes. This includes dropping straws, timing for doing so, loading the pipettes so they’re ready for the next heifer, keeping everything clean and safe, and even getting to AI a couple of heifers ourselves! After we blood test we will see how we did. Not going to lie, I’m nervous, even the guys don’t get them bred 100% of the time and since I only did two, well my percentage might not be great. Only time will tell!
The final thing I will share that I have learned about cows lately, is that they really like pepper plants, onions, and pretty much anything you put in your garden. How do I know this you ask? Well, because while we had our Y8 herd around the house these past couple of weeks, they apparently got bored. The last day they were in, they broke into my fenced garden and consumed the majority of my carefully planted garden. I had grown the peppers from seeds inside since April. I am completely disappointed but I guess I can chalk it up to some new info. Mice wont eat a pepper plant, but a cow sure will! All I can say is a good thing they make for pretty pictures so I don’t have to show you the decimation they caused in my garden.
Also before I sign off I would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all of the awesome dads out there and especially to Brandon! He is an amazing hard-working man and I don’t know what we would do with him!
By Megan Greet