These photos were taken 2 weeks ago, but it's just taken me a while to get a post together. I know the world as we know it has temporarily changed for most folks these past few weeks. Many of you are staying home while others are on the front lines, working hard to save lives and help slow the spread of this virus. Everyone is doing their part. I don't think I'd do well if I was in the house for days on end so for those of you stuck inside, I thought you'd like to tag along today and soak up a little of our desert sun and muddy roads:
Right now DH is feeding 7 days a week, hitting each pasture every other day. It takes about 6 hours each day. With the recent rains, we're celebrating wet roads and puddles:
Ranching in the desert means we don't get a lot of rain. Our annual average rainfall is 11" so when it DOES rain everyone celebrates:
DH noticed a sick calf and stepped out to make a house call:
It pays to be handy with a rope:
And yes, the calf is fine - we can't doctor him if we can't catch him
DH marks him with the wax crayon stick so that he will be easy to spot when we check on him:
Then the calf gets a shot of antibiotic
DH's carries this leather doctoring pouch with him. That little bottle of Draxxin costs $367.00! The cost of the shot depends on the size of the animal and the various antibiotics are for different ailments . This little fella's doctorin' cost about $15.00.
It doesn't take but a minute
A shake of his head
And he's reunited with Mama
Be well little one.
I sure wish fixing the current state of affairs in the world was that simple.