Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Calf sitting

I just finished a long weekend of calf sitting! My neighbors down the street have 4 (well, actually 3 now) 1 month old calves that are currently being bottle fed. They went up north for a grandparent 90th birthday and asked if I could help out with the calves. SURE! I had the morning shift. It was a tricky and dirty job to keep them all in line and on their own bottles. My feet got stepped on a lot and my clothes got poop smeared on them and the calves pushed me around a little too. But I had a great time :) It's not to often you get the chance to bottle feed a cow!
There were also 4 baby chickens to look after on top of all the other animals they have. 4 dogs, 2 cats, a couple fish and about 26 chickens. Good times living on the ranch!
I was so busy juggling the bottles and clean up on top of my own kids & our busy days, that I didn't take the time to  snap any pictures. I will try to go back over there, when it's not my responsibility to do anything, and take a few photos.
The boys thought the baby calves and tiny chickens were pretty fun. They held the baby chicks and of course I have no pictures to show for it either. We'll see if I can't fix that as well :)

1 comment:

  1. What a fun experience! I would have loved to do that. Too bad you didn't get pictures. Would have been fun to see. Getting excited to see you soon!