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Got Him In

Quick update – i moved my cows et al to a temporary paddock i set up with electric netting (although it wasn’t electrified for this event, the cows are trained and respect it) and the bull had stayed nearby during the night and with some patience and quiet handling using Bud Williams Stockmanship techniques, i was able to not only ease the blind bull from the 20 acre paddock through a 16 foot gate, but with a bit more time walked him all the way to the corral and in.  However, i had to do this mostly from my Gator with a/c on; the ragweed allergy (yellow pollen) was horrible and i was suffering.

I called Dallas and he came up with the trailer and, together, we loaded him easily.  In the morning, i will doctor him for his bad eyes and spray him with natural fly repellent to give him some relief.

Thankfully, i discovered he could see a bit – very close up only, but at least that keeps him from running into fences and gates.  Today was a lot of handling and being by himself the whole time and sorted away from cows, yet he remained calm and well behaved.

Except for going shopping in town, i pretty much had to stay inside the rest of the day due to allergies.  However, this evening, i set up new poultry netting and moved the eggmobile once the chooks went to bed inside.

See what tomorrow brings!

Cheers!