Last Saturday ended up being a pretty good day here on the farm. At first I was not for sure how it was going to go. You see the wind was blowing like crazy, it was cold and we had cattle to work. Mama cows and baby calves all had to be brought in off the corn stalks they were enjoying eating so that they could be checked, vaccinated and poured. I was not worried about the cattle at all. We know to take our time and be careful with the ladies and they in turn are calm and easy to handle. I was more worried about having three small helpers. Three small helpers who were going to want to help, but because we still had (and have) corn to harvest, we were needing for things to go smooth which in turn makes things go quick. In the end it was all because of three small helpers that we had such a good day.
The plan was to work the cows in the morning and then after lunch work the baby calves. We had everyone moved through the chute and back together by 12:30!! (Just the right time to enjoy the chili that had been cooking in the crock-pot all morning.) After working the cows, which our oldest, Wyatt, helped with, I gathered up the girls and told them it was their turn to help. Let me tell you, help they did! I had a very proud farm mama moment when the girls got right in there and helped with the calves. They were just the right size that the baby calves actually moved better for them then me and Gpa. The kids walked behind the calves and gave a little push every now and then. I wish I had a picture of all three of the kids helping, but I was lucky to get this shot of just Wyatt for today’s Farm Picture Friday. Photography is not allowed when there are jobs that need done. (Which means don’t have a camera in your hand when you are supposed to be working.)
Just goes to show you that sometimes the best help can come in small packages.
Blessings to you and all small packages,
Laurie – Country Link