Who thinks up most of the names for animals?…That’s me…How do you remember them all?…Just do, don’t forget my kid’s names and these guys are all my kids….Some names come easy, others may take months and yes, if the names are wrong, they will tell you and you will change it; they have their ways.
One Brown Swiss’s name is Sassy…now that was not my first choice, I don’t even remember what that was. But before I made out her registration paper, she had convinced me on Sassy, and to this day you can see it in her eyes when she looks at you along with other things she may do to the milker while she’s being milked!
What’s going on is…Miss Laweeze was moved in to the barn, starting Baby Watch 9 or maybe 10…Hoping it will be quick, cause two more heifers are getting ‘iffy’ close!
What I am really sick of is plowing snow just days before the official calendar changes to spring!
The why is the hard one to explain…it”s about those wild fires in Kansas, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma where thousands of livestock were killed as well as all other wildlife for over thousands of acres…and at least five ranchers and/or ranch hands were killed trying to save them! Why was this not on national news (at least I didn’t see it).
Also a personal why asked of me by Carolyn through the blog…Why do farmers give their lives for their animals?..For me it is that unconditional bond I have with my animals. It is like I’m that coach putting his players in the best position to succeed, so for them to buy into the fact that I choose their life or death…it is going to happen on my terms, not a fire or flood and then I failed them.
When a cow breaks her leg badly, the farmer plays God and puts her down…both me and my Son will go into that fire to save the others! It is what we do…