We have just finished up our 4th day of preg-checking and weaning. Since our pastures are all spread out there was a lot of setting up and taking down. But as the days went by we became pros at the job.
This is a group picture of working the cows. Papa Hays brought the cows in. Cody ran the bar and pushed them up. I ran the chute, poured for flies, read weights, and cut the ear hair. Dad did hip heights, preg-checked, and took a rump image. Jessica and Mom did paperwork and measured rumps. Then I would let the cow out and the process kept going (at times it seemed like it would never end). But here we are, all done!
It’s always a nice feeling to get it all done. I guess that is one good thing about homeschooling. We can go work cows whenever Dad has the notion to, in his defence though he did buy us a steak supper that night! But, now it’s back to school for us kids as we play the catch-up game.