Another day, another calf, another rain storm.
I am so sick of rain. Had about 4" of rain in the last couple of weeks so everything is soaked through and through, mud everywhere, water standing, running and eroding the land. Fields are soaked or actual pools/ ponds.
So moving the cattle onto pasture will be delayed until they can dry out a bit so the cattle don't destroy the fields.
On the bright side another calf, another female, was born this morning. Ester is her name, but smaller than the other girls, probably because her mom is a heifer, a younger cow and not as mature or large as the other moms. We might have to tie her to a post for feeding for the next couple of days to get her used to nursing as she's moving around too much for Ester to nurse properly.
Yesterday I made a new feeder for the pigleys
so they can all feed at once without the panic that was occurring with the smaller feed bowls. Plus they made me do a face plant (almost face plant) into the mud yesterday after they tripped me. So enough of that. Now I can stand outside their pen and pour their food in without being tripped and nipped and pestered.
Sunday will be a drive back to Stayner to pick up the haybine (cuts the hay in he field).
One of the many pieces of equipment a farmer needs to get hay, along with a baler, rake, manure spreader, tractors, trailers (flatbead for hauling equipment and hay, livestock trailer, dump trailer) backhoe, timber winch, chipper, wood mill.
It seems to be never ending.
Not to mention the building that will be occurring. But that's for another post