Tuesday, October 01, 2013

HERD MIGRATION


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This is what it looks like in the morning after they are let out of their pens and have nothing to do except wait for that gate to open.  I guess they would stand there all day, if we decided not to open it.  

Mesquite beans are starting to show up in their poo, but John was over there last night doing round-up, and he said it's amazing how the beans are disappearing.  Of course all those mouths are doing their best, I know, to make those beans disappear as soon as possible.  John says he thinks it won't take but a week or so for them to have the majority of the beans scarfed up, even only being over there for a few hours a day. 

Last night's round up went much better, John went over there, found them, told them to go get in their pens, and for the most part, most of them got the message.  Well, except for Pepper, the rest came over, went in their pens, and still no Pepper.  We figured he was down someplace, so John took the ropes and went to look for him.  He wasn't down, he was under a "glory" tree picking up beans as fast as he could.  John had to put a rope on him, just to get him to move. 

It's still getting cooler and cooler, and the doctoring is getting a lot easier, but the flies are still out in force unfortunately.  We usually have to keep fly masks on until the middle of November, so it's going to be awhile. 

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