Uprooted Magnolia

Weaning Day 2014

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on September 18, 2014

We weaned the calves off of momma yesterday. We kept a few to replenish our herd and the rest went to market. It was a beautiful morning. All in all, it was a very good day.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Since we have such a small herd, we had two cowboys bring them in on horses while Patrick and I stayed on the ground to get gates.

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

They came right to Patrick because he has the yummy cake. We’ve been chumming them in the last few days and they like us. A lot!

©Leah Yetter Photographer

©Leah Yetter Photographer

Weaning is hard on the calves (and me!). The five heifers we brought home are bawling for momma. They’ll be better in a few days and I make regular trips down to see them, talk to them and try to help them feel calm. I wish I knew how to play the trumpet. I would play it for them. But for now, they just have to deal with my singing. 🙂


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  1. Francis.R. said, on September 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t smoke but I felt desire for one Marlboro, lol… I really loved their ads when kid with cowboys in the countryside and your photographs have a magical atmosphere, but in your case the magic is real and not staged ads 🙂 Kind regards.


  2. flattrackbaby67 said, on September 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Nice looking cattle and horses!


  3. Doris said, on September 20, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Just like the old days … It’s amazing you are still doing the round up with horses and everything. Looks magical, even though it is hard work.


  4. […] we brought a few calves home to wean last week, Patrick pointed out this REAL sunflower by the calving barn. It gave me an idea to throw […]


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