Today is GORGEOUS!!! It is very sunny and about 70 degrees. There is a wonderful breeze blowing. I have the windows open and am letting the fresh air in. All too soon, they will be closed tight for a long time.
I think my light brahmas are finally starting to lay. We have gotten a couple of pullet eggs the last few evenings. I am thrilled as our egg production has been way down.
Well, we got the milk cow home and got the other 3 cows to the butcher. God was really watching out for us. The butcher wanted the cows brought in to his place last night. We had one cow already loaded on the trailer. We had to get our 2 heifers into the trailer. We had help here which was really nice. The cows had no halters and they had not been handled. We were able to enclose them in the drive through on our barn. Then we backed the trailer up to the one end and some of the bigger guys walked behind them with a piece of fencing. They jumped right into the trailer. We were thrilled because normally loading any animal onto our stock trailer is a character building lesson. =) Michael and I left to take them to the butchers. We had to go through town and on out the other side. We finally got there and we backed into the unloading area. There are 4 tires on the trailer. Two on each side. We got out of the truck and the butcher told us that one tire on the drivers side of the trailer was flat and then one on the passenger side was going flat. You could hear the air rushing out of it. The sidewalls had dry rotted and the combined weight of the 3 cows must have been the last straw. God was really in this. First of all, after we loaded the three cows, they sat in the trailer for a couple of hours until it was time to go. We had gone ahead and loaded them while we had help. They were moving all around while in the trailer. We drove through town at 4:45PM on a Sunday evening. The tires could have gone flat in town and how would we have jacked up the trailer with 3 cows in it to change the tires? The butcher had a secure place we could leave the trailer until we can get up there and get the tires changed. Praise the Lord for His wonderful timing.
I have a cold right now. I have been having some trouble with my breathing and now this cold is not helping me at all. I really struggle to sleep at night. I am trying to drink lots of water and take my vitamins. I hope it goes away soon. It seems to be a mild cold for which I am grateful. I know of a friend who got a cold and then ended up with a high fever.
Hope you all are having this same beautiful weather. Enjoy the fall pictures if I can get blogger to upload them for me. It is acting up today. I may try again later.