Thursday, July 29, 2010
It has taken me a couple of days to be able to compose myself to write the follow-up post about the steers. It went both harder and easier than I expected.
Friends lent us their horse trailer to transport the steers. It was a challenge to get them inside--Reuben had never been inside a trailer and Lasso only when he was a week old and came to our farm. An old heavy-duty barn door was used for a ramp.
Lariat mooed herself hoarse all night. I lay awake worrying that sometimes her voice sounded far away and maybe she had broken out--so I got up five times during the night, put on clothes and went out to check on her. I would stroke her and talk to her and she would quiet until I went inside and the bawling would start again.