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Monday, February 16, 2009

All Done Until Next Time

Cowboy with horse was on time. Everything went smoothly except one calf didn't like John bossing her around so she kicked him hard. Broke the skin a little and looks like there is going to be a bruise. Crazy cow was sent to the auction along with about six others. Two has bad bags (udders) so they can't raise babies. I guess the others are getting too old. Shelly Marie's calf was sold. It is getting big and still nursing. John said Shelly needs a rest. You didn't sell her did you I ask? She is still there but I know one of these days it's coming. I understand if you start keeping cows as pets you will soon be out of business. They got all the young calves their shots. As for the questions about blackleg. I'll tell you what I know and that isn't much. It is something that is in the ground and when the young calves eat grass that has been growing in it, it makes them very sick and is a sure death sentence but the shots will take care of it. The original owner told John when he leased the place that the disease is present on that place and to be sure to always vacinate his young calves so he always does and then there is no problem. It isn't contagious to other cows just something the young pick up in the digestive system. Why they call it blackleg is beyond me. John didn't seem to know either.

13 comments:

Missy said...

Thanks for explaining blackleg.

I still think John should let you keep Shelly! It's only one.. just one!!

*HUGS*

madcobug said...

Google has several entery's about it. I found this one to be interesting. Helen
http://cattletoday.info/blackleg.htm

garnett109 said...

I'm glad shelly marie is still with you

jack69 said...

Good entry. Interesting as always, I guess you are a Cowgirl, just don't get close to the kicking calves. LOL It is fun to learn a little as time goes on.
Jack
PS. say hello to Shelly Marie for us.

Alice said...

I've never heard about "black leg" around here but I'm sure others who have cattle know about it. Sorry about John getting kicked :)......

Lisa said...

Interesting about black leg, I was thinking it was something else so now I learned something new today.

I am so happy to hear Shelly Marie is still there. We have a watusi called Crazy Cow, she earned her name, believe me.

Too bad John was kicked so hard, I hope he is okay and doesn't have any bad effects from it.

Kelly said...

I think John should keep Shelly. One cow is not going to break him...she is your cow and you are attached to her. I been kicked, but by a horse, hurts bad, and leaves a welp and a bruise to show for it. Owch...Kelly

Ora said...

oh wow...now I know it all...blackleg etc..LOLOL..and glad your Shelly Marie is safe for a while longer LOL..hope John is ok...that kick is gonna hurt for a while...right??? beautiful day here in Ky today...sunny...warm...I took a walk about the yard...very refreshing it was too...and things are coming up...and greening...spring...where are you hiding??? LOL..God Bless...hugs...Ora

Tabby said...

Hi
I sure am glad you still have Shelly Marie at least for a little while. Boy it sure must hurt to get kicked by a cow glad John is ok. That blackleg is something I never heard of but thanks for explaining it. Hope your week is nice!

Shirl 72 said...

Glad Shelly Marie is still with you. You know
Cows don't like to be bossed around. Sorry John happen to be to close. Hope it doesn't
give him to much trouble. Better him than you.
LOL /Sorry

Shirl

Lori said...

I hope he never sells Shelley Marie. You should get to keep at least one cow as a pet, you know, and we've all grown fond of Shelley Marie.

Kath said...

Sorry to read John got kicked Paula.Poor man.Thanx for explaining Blackleg.We learn something every day don't we? Trouble with me is keeping it in this old head LOL!!.I no sooner read something than it's gone LOL.Happy to read Shelly Marie is still with us.Hope Johns leg soon heals.Take Care God Bless kath xx

J said...

It sounds like you have some good times on the farm. glad everything turned out alright for you. hope john's kick wound is doing better.