Sunday, March 4, 2012
We skipped church today because the calves need to be vaccinated. John has about twenty and they don't exactly stand still fo get their shots. His son is off work today so is coming to help his Dad get the job done. When there as only two or three they can open the gate back in the pens toward the fence and make a little pie shaped area where the calf can't get away. One peron will hold the calf up against the fence and the other will wield the syringe. With this many they will load them from the loading chute into his son's trailer and haul them to John's daughter's place where there is a head gate. They will put them in there one at a time and the head gate keeps them from getting away until they have had their shot. Then they will load them all back up for their ride back home and they are ready to go to kindergarten. Just kidding. Isn't the Mama lucky she didn't have to make an appointment at the doctor's office, she didn't have to pay a penny, and she didn't have to deal with a crying, screaming kid?