It is Spring and that means it is time
to get the cattle worked and moved
to summer pasture...
Over the winter months, the cattle are
fed in 5 different locations.
We spent this week herding them together
so we could work them...
Every cow and calf will get Fly Tags...
they are placed in the ear and help keep
the flies off their face all summer.
They will also receive vaccinations
to keep them healthy.
This is our cow table...
it is a busy place that holds all of our equipment
for tagging and vaccinating.
The Cowboy uses a pair of tagging pliers
to put in fly tags...
Our neighbor, a college student,
helps with the vaccinating and tagging...
Our son is doing the Freeze Branding
on the calves today...
The calves don't feel a thing.
After all of the cow and calf pairs
have been worked,
we herd them out onto the road:
I am out in front of the herd to direct any traffic,
which there isn't much on our little gravel road.
The rest of the crew is driving the cattle
from the back.
The cows will travel several miles
until they reach summer pasture:
It is always a good feeling
to get them through the gate...
We will do this 3 more times...
and then all of the cattle will be worked
and put out on summer pasture.
It took all week to get this done...
I miss my sewing machine !
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,