We continue to pick up the "leftovers" (trash & junk) from the barn demolition, and keep cleaning up behind all the cows and the 4" of rain we had over the weekend. We really needed the rain, but I think we have enough for awhile now. Beggars can't be choosers, and we were definitely begging for some rain prior to this week. Now it sounds like we may get several showers in the next week.
On the good side, we FINALLY have new straw. We ran out shortly before the wheat was harvested, so we were having to be a little stingy-er than we would have liked with bedding for awhile. With the roof finished on the barn, we were also able to mount fans to get our cows through the nasty heat wave last week, and use that new bedding to give them a break from the mud that is everywhere after the rain.
Tonite brought another bundle of joy, a new heifer. I found her after Brent & I ate supper, but since there is that mud everywhere, we went ahead & moved her to the calf barn into nice, dry bedding, and got her fed new colostrum (full of antibodies & proteins that her body needs to fend off infections) before going to bed ourselves.
It was a long day, but it had a good beginning & a good ending, and lots accomplished in between!