Life at Brush Creek Curlys
This is to keep everyone informed of what is happening at our farm. I hope you enjoy the experiences with us.
Entry for April 27, 2009

Wow so much has happened since Wednesday.  :)

Thursday night I decided I was going to worm the horses.  At first I wasn't going to worm Dedra.  Then my mom asked if I was going to and decided why not try she has been doing so well.  :)

I walked in and got her rope and I put the wormer in my mouth and started walking toward her.  Well with that wormer hanging out of my mouth I guess I looked like a monster to her and she was having none of me.  :0  She just kept backing up.  So I put the wormer in my back pocket.  :)  Attached the rope and pet her face and neck.  I then brought the wormer out and let her smell it then put it up to the corner of her mouth and she was wormed.  :)  I was sooooo proud of her. 

Then this weekend I was working with her Sunday afternoon and she has a tendancy to jerk if I move my hand to fast and it frustrates me a little.  So I decided I was going to work on desensitizing.  :)  I stood there holding her lead rope and started windmilling my arm back and forth by the side of her head on both sides until she didn't jump when it moved.  :)  The I took the lead rope and twirled to both sides of us.  She didn't have a problem with that.   So i went over our heads.  Wellllll she  wasn't sure she cared for this and watched the rope closely to make sure it wasn't going to get her.  :)

Then I moved on to throwing the rope up over her neck and moving it down her back.  She shivered a little when I got it back to the middle of her back but she stood still.  By the time I finished she stood still each time I thru the rope on to her back or neck.  I even had the rope wrap around her legs.  I can pet her on shoulders, chest and front legs to right above the knee.  She does not like it below the knee, yet.  :)  Not real sure about me going down her hip either.  But Dedra has come along way in a short period of time.

I even worked on leading her.  Which she seems rather bored with.  We went twice around the round pen but I had to keep asking her to go forward.  The whole time she seemed sleepy like she would rather we not do this.  :))  Which to me meant she wasn't to awfully worried about what I was doing.  :)

Now Dawn my weanling I started feeding her in the horse trailer.  Which she was not real impressed with to start.  Especially this morning when it was dark out and she had to go in the trailer in the dark to eat breakfast.  :))  But she thinks with her stomach so she did come in.  LOL

I also finished putting seed out this weekend because it said it was going to rain and it did rain last night and is supposed to rain more for the next few days.   So this seed should get a good start also.  :)

We also had another calf born Friday.  :)  The momma is a 1400 lb Limosine named Little Red.  :)  Her calf, Socks, is such a cutie and different markings for a cow.  He has four white socks a thin strip of white that goes over his shoulder blades (like a donkey) and a white moon on his forhead.  :)  The rest of him is a light red.  :)  I don't think I have ever seen a cow with white socks that are this even.  :)  I decided we had better band him right away because by the time he is 3 or 4 days old we would not be able to hold him down.  LOL  We have one more, Pebbles,  due probably this week.  I am hoping that Wilma, Pebbles's mom, is pregnant if she is not then we will probably have to butcher her because she didn't breed back.  We will see what happens.  But we have 2 heifer calves and 2 bull calves. 

I hope you all are enjoying my adventures with Dedra and all of our projects besides.  :)

Take care.




2009-04-27 13:58:11 GMT