Sometimes when I begin the process of writing my Tuesday Tour post for the week I find myself having trouble remembering just what exactly has happen in the last 7 days. Since I try to post to the Crooked Brand Ranch Facebook page daily I will very often go there and look back at those posts. As I did that just now, I asked myself “Did that happen a whole week ago?”!
The fall herd is still having calves. We had 2 first time heifers last week that didn’t pass their placenta (after birth). If a cow doesn’t pass the after birth with in about 48 hours or so other complications can occur such as infection. We got both girls on antibiotics and a shot to help them pass it, but one of the heifers didn’t make it. So in addition to Little Man we acquired another bottle calf. I named this one Tuff.
I love bottle calves, but wasn’t thrilled by the idea of raising 2. Plus, they are bringing good money right now. I placed an ad and sold them both the next day. Meanwhile the other heifer and her baby are doing well.
On to Jack…remember him? Jack is slowly but surely getting better. We added Bute to his meds. (Bute helps with swelling and inflammation). We are still keeping him in a stall during the day, and at night letting him out to graze. He is now able to reach the grass without too much problem.
The skies were amazing this week, reminding me that even though we’ve had a rough time lately with the critters around here, there is always beauty to be seen. I find peace in that. I’ll leave you with some of that beauty that surrounds this piece of land we call CBR.