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Finally old enough to help

Postby Big T » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:05 pm

Worked cows this morning and my little man is finally old enough to help. Just thought I would share. Calves are by All In, MAF Tanker, and a Profit son.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby A.J. » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:52 pm

That's great. im sure both of y'all were proud as you could be. That's a big milestone for him. Your calves look nice too. I'm looking forward to those times with my son. He's just 2 right now, but he thinks he's 10. He's always ready to go out and work with me and take it all in.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby wbvs58 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:26 am

It is nice to have him interested. My grandson is 14 but has no interest in the cows, I think the shyt puts him off. My grandaughter is 17 but is always keen to be involved but unfortunately is never around these days.

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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby elkwc » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:53 am

It is good that he is interested in being outside helping and not inside on the computer and cell phone like so many today. Enjoy each moment together as they go by fast. The lady I'm in a relationship with has two great grands that like to help but they aren't around much. I enjoy them. The others aren't that interested. Only if they think they will get paid.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby slick4591 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:57 am

I have my fingers crossed that my youngest (4) granddaughter is interested in the cows. She's gotten to where she wants to go to the farm with me to check cows when she's here. Went out there Thursday and I have a 2 week old heifer that I haven't given a thought about what name to put on her papers. She saw her and dubbed her Donut. Sent the papers in yesterday.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby farmboy80 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:01 pm

Donut is a name we haven't thought of. My girls (11 & 8 ) name all our cows and calves. We have a lot of Disney princess! Lol. Oh well it keeps them interested in them.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby slick4591 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:43 pm

farmboy80 wrote:Donut is a name we haven't thought of. My girls (11 & 8 ) name all our cows and calves. We have a lot of Disney princess! Lol. Oh well it keeps them interested in them.


It wasn't a name I had thought of either. :lol:
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:37 pm

I remember those days. Seems it goes through stages.
1st pretending to help
2nd actually being useful
3rd totally independent
4th tearing up a bunch of stuff :D

I praise anybody that teaches a kid to work. A man stopped mei Wendy's yesterday. Me and my kids had been fencing in the mud. He said he hadn't seen look like that in a while. Sad, but true.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:57 pm

slick4591 wrote:I have my fingers crossed that my youngest (4) granddaughter is interested in the cows. She's gotten to where she wants to go to the farm with me to check cows when she's here. Went out there Thursday and I have a 2 week old heifer that I haven't given a thought about what name to put on her papers. She saw her and dubbed her Donut. Sent the papers in yesterday.
my middle granddaughter, names ours too,the bad part is,when its time to sell....she don't want to turn em loose..made the mistake of keeping one in the past..what a piece o crap it turned out to be.but she'll learn.....
...eventually :cowboy:
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby farmboy80 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:56 pm

We've always stressed from the beginning they're not pets. They're either money or food. It does get a little hard once in a while, but they understand.
Having pigs helped them to stop getting attached to animals. Lol Now they say the really like them, but they like bacon better!! :lol:
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby WalnutCrest » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:42 am

slick4591 wrote:I have my fingers crossed that my youngest (4) granddaughter is interested in the cows. She's gotten to where she wants to go to the farm with me to check cows when she's here. Went out there Thursday and I have a 2 week old heifer that I haven't given a thought about what name to put on her papers. She saw her and dubbed her Donut. Sent the papers in yesterday.


My sister and her family live in a huge city because of her husband's job. They love our critters. Two years ago, I asked my sister if her kids wanted to name a just-born bull calf ... the only requirement wad the name had to start with a "C".

About two hours later, I get the call ... my youngest niece (3 at the time) suggested Cookie. When it was time to register, that was on the papers. The look on the buyers face was awesome when he asked his name! He's currently serving heifers in Michigan.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby WalnutCrest » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:45 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:
slick4591 wrote:I have my fingers crossed that my youngest (4) granddaughter is interested in the cows. She's gotten to where she wants to go to the farm with me to check cows when she's here. Went out there Thursday and I have a 2 week old heifer that I haven't given a thought about what name to put on her papers. She saw her and dubbed her Donut. Sent the papers in yesterday.
my middle granddaughter, names ours too,the bad part is,when its time to sell....she don't want to turn em loose..made the mistake of keeping one in the past..what a piece o crap it turned out to be.but she'll learn.....
...eventually :cowboy:


Tip -- Let her name nice cattle you'll keep, not the turds you don't want to keep.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby WalnutCrest » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:46 am

And good for you and him. Hard work is a good thing!
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby slick4591 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:54 am

If she will stick with me she will also learn the heartaches of a sale and its reward.
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Re: Finally old enough to help

Postby BRYANT » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:32 pm

I was working some yearlings a couple weeks ago when my son and daughter in-law just happen to stop with my only grandson which turned 2 that week. My son will help but never was into it a lot and my daughter in-law she was raised around lots of cattle. They both got out and jumped right into helping me. My daughter in-law said look at Ryker, my grandson, she had given him a piece if a hose about 2 foot long and he was walking back to the alley and hitting them and saying ''GO, GO, GO,'' and he had specks of green cow manure all over him , face and all, I wish I would have had a camera with me, he was some kind of fired up when we got done that he got to help PaPaw work cattle.
Good thing Grandma was not home and we got him washed before she got home.

NOTE: I know some one will probably say something about this so I will get it out of the way now.
He was never in harms way and was being watched well by all of us !!
May have slowed us down some but it was worth it.
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