This week at Farnash Creek Ranch we noticed one of our male calves sucking on a heifer’s titty. We DO NOT allow breastfeeding in public so we immediately figured that he was sucking that titty because he really wanted to be a female calf instead of a male. We grabbed our gloves and equipment as fast as we could and threw him/her into the chute! Popi grabbed the scalpel, I grabbed the leg, and Gramita held the tail. Popi then cut off his/her’s testicles! It seemed painless for him/her! We could see the happiness in this calves eyes, because finally he was a she!
We have decided that at Farnash Creek Ranch our cows will tell us what gender they are and we will respect that 100% and do our best to accommodate our cattle! This coming up week we are doing at least 5 more ‘gender reassignment’ male to female! (Would be 6, but but one calve licked a ball and we guessed that meant that he wanted to keep his!)
It’s a hard life for cattle these days, but we feel that our herd will be happier picking there own genders!
For everyone that is still reading: We did our 1st castration this week! Hopefully everyone got that I was joking throughout this post! We named him Cookie!
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This week it seems like our pumpkins plants, that we grew from seed, are taking over the garden! They have tripled in size this week and are full of blooms!
We had a small thrunderstom at the beginning of the week. I’m pretty sure that contributed to the size of our pumpkin plants, too! I love storms out here on the ranch!
There was a photo shoot on Sunday for baby Seydi! She was diggin’ it! This sassy girl was made for the camera!
Saw a few of our sweet calves today! They are growing fast!
Well that’s about it for this week! Next might be more exciting! Hopefully we get a few more additions! I’ll keep everyone updated! Thanks for reading! Follow us on Instagram @Farnashcreekranch and subscribe to this blog!
Keep moving forward and be open to change!