We managed a rushed trip to Bottle Tree yesterday to needle heifers that will be our recipient females for an embryo transfer program to be conducted early December. The mathematics involved in dropping kids at school at 8, driving the two and a half hours to Bottle Tree, performing six hours work, and driving the two and a half hour return trip before 3 o'clock doesn't compute. Thankfully Nanny came to the rescue, putting a quick 220 k's on the clock to collect the kids for me!
Which gave me time to swing by a couple of dams on the way out and check out these little fellas that are everywhere.
Which will ensure we have something to do the first week of school holidays, with all hands on deck to race these tykes through the branding cradle.
Boredom has never really been an issue for us during school holidays.
This year we'll hopefully slide into Christmas having cleaned up the branding, performed an embryo transfer program, as well as a small IVF program and thrown a new hay shed up.
As well as ensuring the children have a day in town to Christmas shop for their parents!
This wee heifer belonging to Wallace, born from his heifer Rose (note the W on her shoulder). The children are slowly accumulating more cattle than their parents, but refuse to be drawn into discussion on paying agistment. Grandad may suggest he had similar conversations with their mother.
These rascals were also enjoying some leisurely time by the dam.
Five suckers in total, all having a wonderful afternoon lounge. Grateful to have been born free, unlike their domestic cousins who end up in our cold room.