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104 Calves...

Monday, April 09, 2012

Hi...we had 5 calves today so was born dead so we have 104 calves so far. We have just over 30 left to calve..hubby is taking some open and late cows to market tomorrow so then we'll see how many we have left..really feels like we're in the home stretch now!! Been calving for just over a month...

Last night was a long night ...just before we went to bed, hubby went out to check a bit after midnight and that's when he found the dead calf..also a first calf heifer was he came back in to give her some more time and then we both went out..she hadn't calved yet so we put her in the chute and helped her. By the time we got back in the house it was almost 3 am...I'm dragging today!!

Today I helped with tagging and treating and turning out more pairs...I think tomorrow we'll be turning the big herd of cow/calf pairs to a larger pasture so they have a bigger, cleaner place to be..they didn't get too sick with all the cold and wet snow..just a couple with scours and a few with pus in their eyes..dang wind!! Today was fairly calm for a change :)

Lately I've been having my microwaved oatmeal and dates for breakfast..lunch today was a meal replacement shake..found a couple cans in the cupboard and want to use them up (part of my spring clean/ lighten up plan) Then supper was some pasta and meat and tomato sauce with extra veggies (celery, onions, mushrooms) and a tossed salad...

Did lots of walking and chores today so easily got over the 120 fitness minutes I tracked...I did some laundry and housework..and did some computer surfing too.
Yesterday's treat for me was a pedicure and I'm sporting pale mauve sparkly toe nail's treat for me was a facial scrub :)

Well..better run and take a night check...thanks for dropping by and for all the comments, goodies and encouragement...Keep on Sparkin'

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Read this on facebook today...

How to have a Beautiful Easter...

Enjoy fresh spring colors
Appreciate changing weather
Spend time with family and friends
Taste special treats
Express gratitude for your blessings
Revel in new growth!

-BJ Gallagher

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    Busy all day & night. No wonder your tired. I sometimes stay up way to late online but you are always busy doing such hard work.
    So sorry you lost one little baby. I know everyone is important.
    Sounds like things are going well for you!
    2109 days ago
    Hi Donna,
    Your post struck a chord with me because we recently moved to property and we're considering what animals to get.
    We already have a flock of chickens, one is sadly not well though. I am sorry to read about the calf you lost.
    Your day sounds busy and long but like BSTOIBER1 says, how fulfilling!
    Take care and I hope to speak with you again soon.
    PS - I'm gonna pedicure today too - you inspired me!
    2110 days ago
    Wow! I can't imagine a busier, or more fulfilling life! emoticon But I am sorry about the dead calf! Poor mama!
    2110 days ago
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