We farm bloggers tend to share all the good stuff that goes on around the farm and just deal with the bad stuff on our own. That's okay, most people don't want to see blood and manure, but some days I just need to vent.
If you're here just for the good stuff, stop after the second picture.
The kids are bouncy and active and too much fun to watch.
Asher got introduced to Onyx's kids and loved them. How could he not? He insisted on staying with them while I put Onyx on the stand.
(Some semi-bad: Onyx came down with mastitis the day after I brought her home two summers ago. Now little tiny babies eschew her damaged teat. I think the milk comes out too fast on that side and seems to choke the little bitties. I put her on the stand this morning and milked that side out. I ran a CMT test on it and got a little bit of gelling, but that's not uncommon in colostrum. She seemed much relieved to have some pressure taken off. I also treated her feet which seem much better but we have rain here today).
Hubby brought home a package of beef liver from a customer. I don't like liver, so I thawed it and was going to throw it in the crock pot for the dog and chickens. When I removed the freezer paper, I was greeted by two lovely steaks. Dinner was delicious!
Next up, The Bad. You can stop here. I'll "see" you tomorrow.
I disbudded Cheery and Gleeful this morning and was just starting to feel good about my disbudding abilities. Everything went well on Cheery. I put her back in the barn and did Gleeful. That went well too. Then I went to check on Cheery again.
Poor little thing was a bleeder. I had to heat the iron back up to cauterize the bleeding. It took two more times with the iron with 15 minutes between attempts to finally get the bleeding to stop. Poor little tike. I felt awful. Of course, she's up all cheery and bouncing around now. Sometimes I think it's harder on us than it is on them.
And finally, The Ugly- Poor Cara Bleu's eye. She's not even opening it a crack like she did yesterday. I treated it last night with livestock eye ointment and this morning I washed it well with saline and treated it again. Cara Bleu may get a trip to Auburn U. tomorrow if she's not looking better. I wouldn't wish this on any of my kids, but why couldn't it have been one of the bucklings?
Thanks for hanging in there with me and I'd appreciate any more advice y'all may have on Cara's eye.