Rather be lucky than good.

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Rather be lucky than good.

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:36 pm

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Figured no way it was alive, then I knew it wasn't going to live. Our lucky day.


If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by sstterry » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:47 pm

I had the same thing last January. Found a month old calf stuck in the mud in a pond. Only her nose and eyes were above water. It was one of the coldest days of the year, but I waded out as far as I could and lassoed her. Pulled her out with the ranger. It got down to about 6 degrees that night and I knew she would not survive. I got up early and went out in the dark to check and the momma had taken her and hid her. She turned out to be my best heifer last year and of course, I had to keep her as a replacement. We will see how she does.

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:07 pm

sstterry wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:47 pm
I had the same thing last January. Found a month old calf stuck in the mud in a pond. Only her nose and eyes were above water. It was one of the coldest days of the year, but I waded out as far as I could and lassoed her. Pulled her out with the ranger. It got down to about 6 degrees that night and I knew she would not survive. I got up early and went out in the dark to check and the momma had taken her and hid her. She turned out to be my best heifer last year and of course, I had to keep her as a replacement. We will see how she does.
Animals amaze me at their will to survive.
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by sstterry » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:31 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Animals amaze me at their will to survive.
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by Franke » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:15 pm

Truely amazing!

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by Nesikep » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pm

I'm neither most days
#$%#$ cow ate pine needles I'm pretty sure.. I've had it happen a few times, ALWAYS after a snowfall, when the branches of the pines start to sag they can reach them again.
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by ez14. » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:40 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:07 pm
sstterry wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:47 pm
I had the same thing last January. Found a month old calf stuck in the mud in a pond. Only her nose and eyes were above water. It was one of the coldest days of the year, but I waded out as far as I could and lassoed her. Pulled her out with the ranger. It got down to about 6 degrees that night and I knew she would not survive. I got up early and went out in the dark to check and the momma had taken her and hid her. She turned out to be my best heifer last year and of course, I had to keep her as a replacement. We will see how she does.
Animals amaze me at their will to survive.
And then turn around and amaze you with their will to die :nod: :bang:

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:19 pm

Nesikep wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pm
I'm neither most days
#$%#$ cow ate pine needles I'm pretty sure.. I've had it happen a few times, ALWAYS after a snowfall, when the branches of the pines start to sag they can reach them again.
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That stinks Nesikep, apparently you have a different type of pine tree than we have.
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by TCRanch » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:22 pm

ez14. wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:40 pm
True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:07 pm
sstterry wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:47 pm
I had the same thing last January. Found a month old calf stuck in the mud in a pond. Only her nose and eyes were above water. It was one of the coldest days of the year, but I waded out as far as I could and lassoed her. Pulled her out with the ranger. It got down to about 6 degrees that night and I knew she would not survive. I got up early and went out in the dark to check and the momma had taken her and hid her. She turned out to be my best heifer last year and of course, I had to keep her as a replacement. We will see how she does.
Animals amaze me at their will to survive.
And then turn around and amaze you with their will to die :nod: :bang:
No doubt!!!

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by TCRanch » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:23 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:36 pm
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Figured no way it was alive, then I knew it wasn't going to live. Our lucky day.
Wow! Good save!!

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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by JMJ Farms » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:33 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:36 pm
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Figured no way it was alive, then I knew it wasn't going to live. Our lucky day.
You need to install protective fencing around your swimming pool! If it happens again I’m calling your insurance company :hide: :lol2:
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by Nesikep » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:53 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Nesikep wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pm
I'm neither most days
#$%#$ cow ate pine needles I'm pretty sure.. I've had it happen a few times, ALWAYS after a snowfall, when the branches of the pines start to sag they can reach them again.
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That stinks Nesikep, apparently you have a different type of pine tree than we have.
Yeah, Ponderosa pines, they have a fungus in them.. I only connected the dots this time around, but every time one has had a late-term abortion it's a couple days after a heavy snow, and for some stupid reason they just love eating those things

So what did you name your calf, Soggy? Swamp thing?
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:27 pm

"LUCKY"
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by TCRanch » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:07 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:27 pm
"LUCKY"
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Re: Rather be lucky than good.

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:01 pm

How can you call a bull calf Lucky when the next time he's in the catch pen he's getting castrated? I was all for naming him Lucky till I got to thinking about his future. I think it's best to stick to numbers for names when their bulls or steers.
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