Happy Weekend. 🙂
The Friday Favored: 9th Edition
1.) This dune buggy could fly for ranchers!
An article via CNN Money about a prototype dune buggy that flies. I am in want of one. 🙂
Thanks for sending this link over, J!
2.) A bunch of bull:
Recently we trekked to Burns Farms to procure a Hereford bull for our herd. (as seen in featured image at top of post)
Look! The walking of the bulls! (Ha, ha, I kill me! ~Alf)
They’re Herefords, y’all. They just don’t run much. Now that’s not to say our new bull (far right in this picture) is not a breeding machine.
Oh no, we have been very pleased with Burns bulls. They have plenty of…ahem…initiative.
Initiative and general calmness are different characteristics and not contradictory at all. So, we now have a new stocky, performance oriented, healthy bull – who walks up to the ladies and…well, it’s called “natural service” in the industry and that’s all I’m saying. New topic…
Let’s talk about pretty ladies instead…
…pretty Burns ladies.
We did not buy one, but my camera admired them greatly…and so did the bull.
He needs a name y’all. Any suggestions?
3.) Farmland Film
Where will the next generation of farmers come from? Who is your farmer?
Thanks to my m.i.l. for texting me that link!
4.) Kiss My Tractor:
Very interesting and it reminded me of the Hallmark movie “The Magic of Ordinary Days” – the hero of the book is a sugar beet farmer!
5.) Weathering the storms:
Monday and Tuesday were stormy days here in the South. We had our first tornado warnings and watches for the season…Tom Gray gave his two cents on the matter.
All is well here and we are thankful and mindful of those in our country who were impacted more by the storms.
As tornado season goes forward, we hope you’ll sign up for severe weather warning text message updates in your area and stay on top of your awareness.
Buddy is very, very aware of storms.
It’s the most stressed out this happy Lab mix dog gets…except for ground hogs…but that’s a different kind of stressed – a happy stress, if you will.
Storm stress is serious anxiety for the Buddy Dog.
A while back we learned from my in-laws that their collie feels better in storms if she wears a work vest (she’s a certified therapy dog). She’s more confident about the matter in her vest.
We wanted to try out this concept on Buddy, so I used a bandage for wrapping ribs (you know farm work can pop a rib out of place and send you to the chiropractor on your knees).
The wrap works great – like a big hug – and he calms down considerably. Instead of tripping me up trying to hide under my feet, he will choose a “hiding spot” near me and lie down. The wrap is inexpensive and it reduces his frantic energy to an unhappy puddle of black chub and fur in the corner, and I think he’s happier that way until the storm passes…
…and then he gets up and faces life again as the thunder fades in the distance.
note: just don’t wrap too tightly – snug is the goal, not constricting.
See you next week!