Always something to worry about

It certainly is a welcome relief to have some milder temperatures returning to our district, though it does still sound like we could have a couple of cold nights later in the week.
It seems Mother Nature has to throw us a few cool ones so that we stay on our toes.
I moved my cows home and I likely should see a few calves beginning next week. It’s nice to see them all at home now but since I tend to worry about things, I’m concerned about the heavy pregnant cows resting in the deeper snow in the yard, it melting, and then them unable to get up.
I realize you can’t watch them 24/7 but it always is on the back of my mind. Maybe if I had a larger herd this wouldn’t bother me?
It seems I always can find something to worry and lay awake at night about!
I still have a few cows that have reoccurring limps from whatever the foot problem I have encountered. I think once I have things organized and settled in, I will have to have vet take a look at them.
It is the strangest thing I have ever had.
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I am thinking that “Li’l Rox” likely will have to make some adjustments to her nosiness this calving season. The cows are fairly relaxed with her energy bursts on their own, but I don’t think they will be so comfortable once they have a calf to look after.
At least this year she is much bigger and quicker, and should be able to get out of the way.
Hard to believe that it already is a year ago I was carrying her around in a packsack!
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Congratulations to Ken McKinnon for being selected as La Vallee’s senior of the year for 2012.
Ken is a hard worker and a real asset to any board. He is a strong, determined individual and has done a lot for the Rainy River District, and is well-deserved of this honour.
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The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association had a very successful annual meeting last week.
The new board has a full agenda ahead of it but I’m confident they’ll have some exciting things happening in the near future!

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