Just for fun I thought I'd show you a bit of the morning procedure. Some folks have asked how in the world I manage to feed ten bottle calves twice a day. This is how we do it....
|On this fence we have five bottle holders all lined up. We let the calves out of their pen and they follow us over to the bottles and we help them get hooked on. Then they go to town!|
|On this fence in the feed room we have three more bottle holders. We separate the calves into two groups to cut down on mayhem and bottle stealing.|
|A couple of calves sometimes need a bit of extra attention and hang out in their normal pen. There we can give them a closer look and make sure they are getting over their belly aches and such. My helper in this photo is my mom,|
aka Prairie Granny!
Notice Prairie Granny is all bundled up. Yes, it's almost June. But it has been cold for the last few days! Our winter coats haven't got to take a break yet.
|After they each one finishes his bottle he gets kicked out into the corral to play in the sunshine.|
|They follow us out hoping for more food. But we always make sure each one gets his fair share.|
The photo credits today belong to my very talented 7 year old! He did a great job taking the photos so you could see me and Prairie Granny at work!
|This is my big boy with "Superman".|
I hope you enjoyed seeing the operation! Thanks for reading and sharing my blog!
Bye for now,