Thursday, January 6, 2011

In Other News...

Our normal level of crazy has returned to the Roost.  The kids are back in school and we are all trying to settle back into the routine of teaching, learning, and school projects mixed in with everyday farm life.  "Vacation" is very disruptive.

The Dogs have imposed their own level of crazy on the house and the farm.  They seem to have taken over as they settle in.  The dogs and kids are starting their third week of basic obedience training.  It is making a difference.  The kids are enjoying it.  They especially love that their Dog Training Instructor is named Kat.

 Comet and
Leonardo at rest.

And at play. 
Eve is doing quite well.  She eats well, tolerates me, plays like a calf, and seems very healthy.

But she doesn't really like the snow.  "It's cold, and wet, and gets in her fur.  Then mom lick me and messes up my look."

Most disturbingly, the Imperial ATAT Walker that was in pieces in RR's room disappeared last night.  I suspect the Evil Mouse Sith have stolen it.  They are probably refitting it with new lasers, preparing to for an new offensive in the on going Mouse Wars saga.


inadvertent farmer said... have the most evil mice! Your new calf is darling. Kim

Barbee' said...

When do you put a halter or some type of lead on the calf? Suzanne McMinn over at waited too long and she has had a great amount of trouble from their "bad baby", Glory Bee. She wrote that the mother cow, Beulah Petunia, is ready for some "me time"--you know, bubble bath and such, and, Suzanne has spent a lot of time making up for the mistake. I thought she needed a 4-H kid to show her what to do.

Alan said...

Barbee, we will put a halter on her in the next few days. When we put them out to in the pasture I'll probably let her drag a short lead. That makes it easier to catch her without a big chase. I also catch and handle her several times each day starting when she was born. That helps her accept me as a friend and lets May accept me bein around her baby. I've had my share of wrecks with wild calves. This method has worked very well for us the last few years.


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