No, Secret won't be milked until she has a calf, and she'll be at least two years old for that event. However, next month I'll be calling the artificial insemination man to come and impregnate my heifer, and I need to be able to get her inside the barn and in a stanchion.
Since she's a chow hound, it wasn't hard to get her in the barn. I simply shook the feed can at her.
I haven't milked for fifteen years, so Cliff has been using my milking area for storage. I cleared the area in front of the stanchion and tried to lure Secret in... after putting a halter on her. Meat Loaf, the miniature Dexture, didn't want to come in. That's good, because I didn't want him in.
Secret had forgotten how to lead, but she didn't do too badly, all things considered. Cliff looks awfully busy, but I want a picture of me with Secret. Do you think he'll mind?
Oh Cliff? Cliff!!!! (He's repainting a trailer.)
Obviously, Secret's getting pretty fed up with all this handling.
Ummm, Secret? Look at the camera.
Meat Loaf is just glad to have his buddy back; he bellowed the whole time I had her out of their pen.
Blue, Sassy, Libby and Tude are not impressed.
"When are you going to break her to ride?" Libby wonders.
Now playing: Kasey Chambers - A Million Tears