Saturday, October 24, 2009

You Would Be Grumpy, Too!

The calves that were born this spring were just a bit on the grumpy side this evening as they were put into the pens and got their shots, ear tags, branded, and for those bull calves banded. The branding part is what I dread the most. My job was to have the shots ready to go and keep the calves loaded into the loading area a few at a time.

Danny and Dan had the hard part doing all the physical labor.

Well I'm glad that's all done once again for awhile.

I put the finishing touches on a needle punch mat this evening and will list it on ebay tomorrow. It's my last one for fall. It's time to begin working on Christmas things. I also will be offering a giveaway beginning on Monday of a wool mat I made so be sure to sign up next week.

Hope everyone is enjoying the days of Autumn as much as I am. The leaves have started turning here. It should be a good time to walk through the woods and start gathering acorns for bowl fillers....hopefully the deer will be willing to share!

Happy Trails....Ginger


Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

Oh I can so identify with your post. We have separated our calves from moms and finally the mooing has subsided. Normally we take them to the sale barn in November but with prices so low we are hanging on till spring! Means alot of extra work. Always something.. some of the got out thru an open gate the other day and one knocked over my gazing globe in the flower bed. I cannot belive that globe did not break! Lucky for that calf and my DH who forgot the gate open..LOL.. such is life on the farm!

Mary said...

Sounds like you had quite the busy day! Sure hope you slept well last night. Love your needlepunch!

Shelley said...

That kitty mat is adorable! Looking forward to seeing some of your christmas work too!

primitivebettys said...

Poor baby cows! :) Shots ~ OUCH! LOL

Love your lil' mat... wishing you tons of bids. Your works are always fabulous.

Hummmm... a mat giveaway? Sounds DREAMY!



theolde stone house said...

Hi Ginger
I always love your stories about life on your farm. You bring them alive.
The mat is pretty. Can't wait to see what you have for your giveaway. It'll be beautiful.


WoolenSails said...

That is not something that looks fun, lol.
Love your kitty piece, you did a wonderful job on it.


Terry said...

I bet you all were exhausted Ginger!
I love hearing stories about your farm too.
That is a sweet little mat you did. Hope you get lots of bids on it.
I'll be looking forward to your giveaway.