Sunday, March 02, 2014

Don't Step in the Afterbirth....

...and other ranch wisdom:

That's our indoor arena, in case you wondered. You can see the roping boxes when I get down to the far end. And yes, if the temperature is more than about fifteen degrees, give or take the wind chill, it does get too warm in there too keep the door shut. More precisely, it gets steamy and damp, which is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, which leads to things like pneumonia.

And if you just can't get enough, here's my first attempt at videoing the two A.M. cow check. The one where there were actually new babies, but the iPad ran out of memory halfway through:



Cynthia D'Alba said...

the night where you had two births, everybody was "awake" when you go there. You had to know there'd been some action!

But the next night, everybody was bedded down for the night and you woke them up. :)

LOVE the videos

Darlene Underdahl said...

That almost makes me miss farming, but not really. The mothers seem a bit anxious; does the dog go in with you?