Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the recent tornado events in Oklahoma and Texas.
The cows were good girls and took their vaccination shots with little fuss. Ed rewarded them by sending them down to the woods.
The cows love it down in the woods. It's shady, and there's lots of lovely fescue grass growing around the pecan trees. If they're lucky one of the tree limbs will hang low enough for them to snatch mouthfuls of leaves. If they feel like a little sunshine they can go into the windmill pasture and lounge near the water troughs.
All the cows got their spring vaccinations today. Everyone woke up early to try to beat the heat. Ed made sure the cows were in the lot and ready to go first thing.
Mr. Williams and Mr. Waddy came out to help. They were instrumental in making sure the cows moved smoothly through the pens and into the chute. Mr. Waddy and Ed gave the cows their shots and made sure everyone got a new numbered ear tag.
Cow #13 was our only problem child. She smoothly cruised through the headgate on the heels of two calves, so we had to collect her and send her around again. She thought she was being sneaky, but she got her shots anyway.
Ruby and Uncle James kept us all in line. Ruby kept the needles fresh, the syringes primed, the ear tags pre-positioned, and the records straight. She was a whirlwind. Uncle James was Johnny-On-The-Spot on the chutes; he and Mr. Williams kept the cows moving through the chute so fast that the rest of us almost couldn't keep up.
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