Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cows, Crafts, and Charlotte's Web

Yesterday started out with my dad and I and our corgi duke loading our little herd of cattle to the vet for their annual preg check and vaccinations. Now some info on our little herd, it consists of 1 normal size crossbred Angus cow (bought to be a girlfriend to our bull after selling all his women last December), her 9 month old little heifer calf, 1 lowline cow and her 6 month old bull calf, 1 lowline heifer, and a lowline bull. Now the lowline cattle are basically a smaller version of the normal Angus cattle. A mature cow will be only 650-950lbs while a mature bull will weigh 950-1100lbs. They are easy calving, docile, and are very feed efficient. They are perfect for someone with a small acreage that can’t hold very many large cattle. We ended up having 2 out of the 3 girls bred and one very unhappy little bull calf. While we were there he got his tattoo put in his ear and let’s just say he didn’t take it well.
"Normal Sized" Cow (mom to the one below)
Little Heifer Getting vaccinations

When I got done with the vet my mom and I went to a couple craft stores to do some shopping for some of my current projects. I was asked earlier this week to do a project, with our local newspaper, about using the website Pinterest to help with Christmas. Over the next 5 weeks I will be trying out different craft projects and recipes and writing up a little report on if they turned out or if they were duds. I’m kind of excited to do it because it is really getting me in the Christmas mood. The first week is Christmas decorations. I have already made this candle holder and I plan on making a Christmas tree out of a tomato cage and a wreath that looks like Santa’s Beard. So it should be interesting to see if they turn out the way they are supposed to.

I ended the day by going to a dinner theater at my old high school and watch my sister and her drama club’s production of Charlotte’s Web. They did a great job. Then I had to go to work. (I work from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. at a nursing home not too far from my house). All in all it was a pretty fun and successful day but I feel I could sleep for a whole month straight.
The Sheep, the Goose, Wilbur, Templeton, and Charlotte
The Whole Cast


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