Took some finesse but the calves thought they would be tricksie and came home with the goats last Sunday- Acorn quickly closed a gate behind them, got them separated into the round pen and cheered! Let the weaning begin! Calpurnia, Lulu and Pi shuffled on down and over the next day. After 5 days with no ill effects, the buyers for SteelMeadow's Piper, the last heifer, was loaded into a trailer to join her half sister and 30 other head of Irish Dexters outside Kansas City.
Now Blind Hog and Acorn can focus on goats and kidding to begin- looking at behaviors, one or two are beginning to "mumble..." Talking to kids in utero...
Yet more exciting futbol on the telly, weather has also been mild. Finally got a good soaking rain. For the first time all summer the dry creek has water flowing and the dredging by the county is working a treat! No flooding up in the road!
Influenza is really hitting the Ozarks hard- neighbor's son is in the ICU, folks all around are feeling/getting sick. Get yer jabs, people... Not too late!