The Balls Are Back In Town

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The bulls are in.  Here’s one, the black guy.  There is another just like him.  They are enjoying their special purpose.  The girls gave them a bit of hell on first introduction, but everyone seems like friends with benefits at the moment.

A little French lesson “Buvette” is what they call the bar at the village parties.  It is also what you call this brown bowl full of water for the cows.  English language equivalent would be “off to the watering hole.”  I thought it was interesting that both French and Americans see the cow bowl as also a place to grab a beer.

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GRrrrrrrr.  So much grass, yet still you, Cow 10… I’m watching you, insist on eating under the wire.

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Fun today.  Brent precisely placed the hay prong into the waterline.  So amazing, I don’t think he  could do this a second time.  There’s a challenge.

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Just amazing.

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Yummy Bucket Training

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The bulls had some “yummy bucket” training today.  Not unlike a certain puppy, these bulls love yummy treats.  Brent works with them to get to know their temperament as well as their potential genetical offering.   He looks at their form, their ability to thrive on grass, their general calm, their general humpy-ness.  There is so much to balance when selecting your bulls.

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“Wookie” and “Richter” seem the best.  “Shaft” ( the one with the black fur ), is nice, but for our purposes and quality – yummy beef – he is too big.  He will spend too much time growing bones and less time getting fat on grass.

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The chooks LOVE YummyBucket time.  The bulls are patient with their antics.  We ( I ) are working to get those chooks out of the cattle yard.

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Though, they have been laying well.