Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Have you ever......

Have you ever had a cow STUCK in the dugout?

(We had to get the tractor and put a chain around her neck....drag her out, thought we'd choked her, but then she got up and was ok. The mud was so thick, she couldn't move......

Have you ever had to rescue a cow from what seems to be like an unknown BASEMENT in the BARN......(yeah, this is a real first. We had the mama and her calf in the barn as it was rainy and the calf was not doing well. We had to dry the calf off in the house, but after that we put them in the barn to bond and just keep out of the rain. WELL....this morning Ad went to check on them, and THE COW HAD FALLEN THRU THE FLOOR OF THE BARN, about 6-8 feet under....First off....Why in the world is there a hollow under the barn floor.
and secondly.....seriously? So Adam had to cut a hole in the barn, get the tractor, attach straps around her belly, and Neil, drove the tractor and hoisted her out!!! No broken bones. She is fine. Crazy.

Okay and this last one isn't that off beat!! It's so cute. Have you ever helped a baby calf get it's groove in sucking! Or also dried off a brand new baby calf, who is so cold cause it's raining and windy. So the last photo's aren't that crazy,but just cute!

Okay, I really need to now get a cowgirl hat to go along with my boots!!

P.S. Just so you know...Jackson is doing just great! (baby calf from last post.)

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Sarah said...

I didn't realize that being a cow was such risky business!

Cute stories. :)

Rebecca said...

I have a couple for you too. Have you ever had to put a hypothermic calf in the bathtub with warm water to warm them up? Or have you ever had to rescue a calf whose mother had her in a huge deep mud puddle? Cows and raising them are certainly a challenge!

Lani - the flowerlady said...

you are such a cow-woman!! You're way up on me girlfriend!

M Stokes said...

Hi Lawson family:

Love your cow and calf stories!! It reminded me of a time when I was younger at home and we had an old cow fall in a well. Long story short- imagine a cow in a well (her head facing upward) basically in a total vertical position. The neighbours came and helped and we managed to get her out after a while. She hide was a little roughed up where she had struggled to get out but she was fine once out- living, walking, eating like normal. We still have no idea how she would manage to get herself into the old well like that. We fixed the well so no other cows would go around it ever again and that we didn't make biscuits with any of the water!

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