My first day of doing all of our chores was a DISASTER! I woke up, let the dogs out (they sleep in the garage during the winter) and heard the young dog barking right away. I looked out the window and saw about half of my calves (probably about 60 0f them) wandering all over the yard, in the north pasture, in the south pasture, by the silage pile and some by the hay pile. Jeremy had Monday off and decided to go back to school that morning (Tues).....thank God! He and I ran out right away and started gathering calves and Chad called his parents and they came over to help too. Jeremy missed his first class but about an hour and a half later we had all the calves in where they were supposed to be. Poor Chad watched all of it from window....just about drove him nuts too! Since Al was here helping get the calves in, he helped me with the calf chores and did the cow chores for me....yeah! Now the last few days, things have been going much better! Chad's mission for me tomorrow is to go to town and buy some bred cows (there is a special bred cow sale in town). Courtney doesn't have school tomorrow so she and I are going to head to town and see if we can buy us some more cows I guess. UGH....more to feed!
Chad is doing pretty good. He has some pain but the worst part for him is being stuck in the house all day. It was his birthday yesterday so his mom had us over for dinner....he liked getting out of the house but was worn out and hurting by the time we got back home. The morphine pump should run out some time tomorrow so I have to take that out of the incision and change his dressings. Nurse....one more job title, just what I need..lol!!!