Weaning is in progress and the days are full. Though multi-tasking is said to be a woman's gift, the above photo is all I've managed these past days. Wallace and Sally saw to righting that wrong today and plucked the camera from the car.
We normally NLIS tag our calves as we brand, though a slight miscommunication between the organising committee and procuring department saw us fall short last branding, resulting in an extra job this weaning.
With Dad somewhere in the Arcadia Valley drafting feeders, my team and I weighed, tagged
and trucked steers,
and then tagged heifers.
If only Steel's enthusiasm could be harnessed and used for good.
His self-training hopefully paying off at next year's dog jump at our local show.
I'm hopeful Wallace has no intentions of crossing the Grand Canyon on a tight-rope,
instead choosing to cast his eye over proceedings from a lofty height.
Tomorrow will be our first full day at home these holidays. There's a bath to clean, floors to mop, washing to fold, lawns to mow. Super holiday fun no doubt. Wednesday we head to town for the removal of Jessie's plaster and some overdue hair trims, before heading back to Bottle Tree Thursday to wean these chubby stud calves
who will truck home Friday with the heifers.
A weekend full of preg-testing (not our own) will see the holidays come to an end.