The Bag Lady knows she has been negligent in attending to her blog. It partly stems from the changes made when Google and Hotmail combined, and partly from how busy she has been with real life stuff!
It's calving season, so she spends more time outside, checking cows and calves. It's also spring, so she spends more time trying to keep the house clean and free of the mud and crap dragged in by the three critters who live in her house (to say nothing of the crap the humans drag in!).
And she is trying hard to earn a living
because there is still no money in raising cattle
by selling (fabulous, comfortable, stylish) clothes in a direct sales business.
Here are some reasons the Bag Lady is still raising cattle....
And finally, after 7 boys in a row (10 bull calves in total, in case anyone is keeping count), the 3rd girl.....
The Bag Lady and the Rancher spent the balance of yesterday trying to save a cow who had bloated on the feed they bought. The cow must have hit a pocket of rich alfalfa feed, and, because she is a small cow trying to raise a large calf, she ate too much. Unfortunately, cows cannot throw up, so the gas built up and built up until she was almost to the bursting point. The Bag Lady and the Rancher had to take her into town to a veterinarian. Bloat can kill a cow if unattended. The Bag Lady is not sure you want a blow-by-blow description of the steps involved to save the cow's life, but suffice it to say it isn't something you would want done to you!
The Bag Lady checked the cow this morning and she seems to be doing much better, which makes the Bag Lady very happy, and Hayseus even happier!