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Friday’s Hunt v2.8

19 Aug

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with I, Week’s Favorite, and pink.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with H:  My nephew mowed the waterways and back hills last week to make hay.  In front is the bottom that was mowed in June.  The back left was just mowed, and the right hasn’t been mowed at all this year.

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It unfortunately got rained on, but it isn’t horrible hay.  Hopefully, they get it baled today before it rains, or it will be ruined.

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Single and Week’s Favorite:  I have a couple of singe shots, and I don’t know which is my favorite.  I am taking farm photos for my niece, and I got a single bee on the flower.  I also found a single calf out there.

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You’ll notice he doesn’t have a tag.  My brother-in-law couldn’t find him this morning to tag and band him.  They do a good job of hiding sometimes.

Now it’s your turn.

Meeting the Neighbors

28 Jul

The pasture across the road from me was rented out this year.  There are new neighbors.  When I was on my walk last night, they seemed to want to come meet me.

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I did think it was a bit rude they way they just stared at me.

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This one was especially curious.

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It didn’t take them long to decide they didn’t really want to get to know me any better.

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It makes me miss my cows.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week at the top of my side bar.

Tonight I’m sharing with Good Fences.

The Bull Went Bad

9 Jun

It happens sometimes.  The bull went bad sometime last summer after he bred Norma Jean.  Obviously we have an adorable George from him.

angus cross bull calf

But the later cows that were put with the bull didn’t seem to be getting bred.  They loaded him up and took him to the vet to be semen tested, and he had very few sperm.  The ones that he did have had bent tails.  As a result, most of the late cows weren’t bred.  Maxine was a late cow.  She obviously is not about to have a calf.

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She’s officially retired.

purebred Gelbvieh cow

I’m not sure what that means for her, but I know I won’t bother putting her back with the bull.