Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Making the Bed

At the shows we are not immune from doing chores. The animals need to be fed and watered, the aisles need to be swept, the cattle need to be kept clean, and this all needs to happen while we are talking to potential customers marketing our cattle.

At the end of each day we take out cattle outside to another stall called tie-outs. They spend the overnight there where they have lots of clean bedding and fresh air. After the animals are all lead out to tie-outs there are more chores to be done. We need to prep feed for the next morning and straighten out the stall for the animals to come back the next day.

This is what our stall looked like one day after the animals being in it. There is hay that has been pulled back and not eaten, the shavings are all messy, and the mats that the animals stand on so they do no paw are messed up too.

Once we get all of the night chores done this is how the stall should look. It is all clean and ready for the animals in the morning. This saves us time in the morning and allows us to sleep in those precious few moments.

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