Yea for Al Bin!!!!

We put the saddle on him yesterday and he handled it remarkably well.  Once we got it secured, off I went on a walkabout.  We went all over the farm and saw lots of potentially scary things.  The worst he did was snort.  We even crossed a small creek.  It took a bit to get him over it the first time, but the second time, even with a different crossing place, he went right across.

Towards the end of our trek, Wally met us on the ATV and ponied him back home off the ATV and he did well with that too.  We’ll saddle him up and I’ll pony him off the ATV again today.  I can get a lot more miles on him that way.  I was sweating like a pig when I finished yesterday.  It was so bloody hot and humid.  Please make this crazy weather go away.

Our small cow herd is doing well.  Don’t you know, when I didn’t want Spot to nurse, I couldn’t put him in with Gwen because that’s where he’d bee-line to, her udder.  Now that I want him to nurse, I haven’t seen him nursing.  Hopefully the two calves will keep her milked out enough to prevent mastitis.

Am I ever beat!  I worked from 4 until 10 last night and then didn’t get to bed until after midnight.  You’d think I’d be able to sleep in, but no, I’m up at my usual time and I am so going to pay for that because I have to work the same hours tonight, then I’m off tomorrow.  That will be a good thing, but of course, I’ll have a million things that need to get done.  Working isn’t all it’s cut out to be.

Off to milk, do chores, then drive out to get my special grain mixture.

Until later …