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Branding is done!!

Friday, May 13, 2016


What a day....at least we got branding done!! It was cold out brrr and windy....yikes and the electric iron kept throwing the barn breaker....some of the helping crew was late cuz their cows were out lol

Hubby and I vaccinated the cows as the neighbors sorted them and loaded them into the chute...that went smoothly. Then we had a quick coffee break with cake and cookies...I did freeze them so they still had lots lol.

When we started branding I was vaccinating the calves and got kick in the hand a few times and fingers squished and on and on...at least I didn't poke myself with the needle...have done that a few years and it really hurts!! My left hand is very swollen and bruised with lumps on a couple fingers.....will be a mess in the morning...the hazards of branding. Our neighbor got kicked in the knee and he was in a lot of pain!

With all the wind and breaker blowing we were a bit late for dinner...didn't get in to eat until around 1pm so not too bad! I had a beef roast and pork roast I had put in in the morning and turned down at coffee. The baked potatoes were in the crock pot, I made 2 salads and opened a can of beans at 6 am....as well as scrubbed and wrapped the potatoes...I also took the cake, cookies, 2 pies and buns out of the freezer. So dinner went over fine...with the leftovers I was able to freeze quite a few left overs for hubby while I am away!!

Looking forward to a relaxing evening and maybe not do too much for the weekend!!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend! Keep on Sparkin'

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  • HOCKEY47
    Donna, you are a very hard worker and i hope all the bruising , pain will go away and glad you are not seriously hurt.

    you are amazing and hope to see you in the next challenge emoticon
    1865 days ago
    wow i hope your hand has minimal damage ice it tonight, you do so much and made a lovely dinner now rest
    1866 days ago
    That was quite a lot!!! You're are an extremely hard working woman emoticon I'm so sorry for the pain you had to stand and how swollen your hands must be today. I hope you emoticon Wishing you a good relaxation time.

    1867 days ago
    1867 days ago
    Ah, I remember those days... They tried me out once vaccinating cows when we were preg testing. I was using a vaccine gun and three doses on the outside and a couple of bent needles later, I got stationed at the refill the vaccine gun station, where I performed admirably. I think I would still have a problem with giving an injection in a jumpy cow, but I have learned how to give small animal sub-Q injections.

    I hope your hands and the other lumps and bruises that you acquired but didn't notice at the time heal quickly. My ex-husband used to take a long hot soak in a bathtub with original Lysol in the water. Claimed it really helped...

    Have a good weekend.

    1867 days ago
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