It just seems to keep coming, and never seems to end. That is the prep for the sheep and goats for the fair. We have been trying to get the last of the animals done before the fair starts, since we are usually there everyday and won’t have time to do it otherwise.
This video is showing some of the last minute prep for the last of the sheep and goats, and as you’ll see sometimes things don’t go as expected.
With fair starting in a few days, Ms. Marilyn kept up the practice with Ebony the heifer. This practice session added a new element, a show halter (which for those who know will notice it’s on upside down), which is what she will wear in the show ring.
As you can see we’ve come a long way with her, she’s walking easily with Ms. Marilyn, and is not fighting the lead. Hopefully nothing messes this up before the show. Hope you enjoy this episode of our adventures with Ebony the heifer.
At the time of this video, the fair was right around the corner. and we really needed to get Ebony, the heifer, ready. So we loaded he up in the grooming chute and started combing her out (again) because the night before she decided to go for a walk and got covered with burrs.
It took a lot of patience to get all the burrs out but Farmer Bob finally did get them all out. Of course the final fitting and grooming will occur at the fair, but the more we can done ahead of time the better.
Well the day is finally here, all the waiting and training has come to this point. With any luck in 9 months we’ll have a quite little calf of our own from our heifer Ebony. Our vet Dr. Matt came and performed the procedure, which doesn’t take to long, and gave Farmer Bob some useful information about what to expect in the next few months.
Our friend Ms. Pam got us the semen straw for an Angus bull called Priority, who is known to produce small birth weight calves. So either way it goes, heifer or bull calf, the baby should be easy for Ebony to deliver in November.
Just a word of warning, this video shows the procedure as it happened, and may be a little more graphic than some would like for younger viewers. Also the audio fades in and out at times due to the camera’s microphone not being very high end.
We all thought you’d like a break from all the fair prep and see something different. So we thought we’d give you all a quick update on the three litters of bunnies that were born about 3 weeks earlier.
These little guys are starting to stay regularly out of the nest boxes and we’ll be taking the nest boxes out soon. So just a word of warning you are about to be bombarded with a heavy dose of cuteness.