Wednesday, October 3, 2012
12 Is OK
We only got 12 round bales off the 17 acres for our third cutting but they are perfect, big dry but green and full of nutrition, that might last us a month if we could just get some of these mares bred and moved to Middle Grove. I now have 99 round bales in the barn. What a morning, the golf cart tire had numerous leaks, after patching 5 my arms just weren't strong enough to do another. The last driver must have run right over a thorn bush when he was taking Ben and Jack for a ride over the fields. There are broken off thorns in the tire. Dan showed up to work on the electrical part of the golf cart. He figured out the problem and got the parts ordered. While he was working on that the foals escaped, one at a time until they were all 4 together thundering around the yard having a good time while the 4 mares were all in a tither. Jewel was pulled out, her filly came running to her and immediately started nursing, Sangria's colt wasn't about to be left out, pushed his way in and started nursing too. What shocked me is Jewel not only put up with it, it was almost like she expected to be the nanny with the other 3 mares still locked up. Once the foals were put away a board needed to be added to keep them from escaping again. Next on the job list was to drive to Hanna City and buy diesel fuel for the skid steer so the rest of the bales could be brought in and stacked. That job was done around noon, just in time to load Ciera up and haul her in to Hoerr Vet clinic for her ultrasound. I had to wait over an hour so took the camera out for some fun shots. Below is Ciera in the stocks at Dr. Hoerr's and below that her eye reflecting the door.