The beautiful Angus heifer I wrote about in the post "A Bit of Dad's Legacy," has been named OR, which are Dad's initials. After OR was weaned from her mother, she was joined by five other heifers, and the six of them soon bonded like sisters...thus OR & Company.
|Waiting for an ear tag|
OR has led a sheltered life, having been given daily almost all the hay and grain she could want, but there are things that she has seen very little of...rain and green grass. By the time, she was brought to live on our farm, we were already in the midst of one of the worst droughts ever. Day after day the temperatures have soared above 100 degrees and very little rain has fallen. For OR & Company it has been the same daily ration...dry hay and grain.
|Ear Tag No. 22|
|Out you go|
But, today was a big day for this half-dozen young heifers, a day of going out into the big world to be on their own, where each day there won't always be a buffet of sweet feed and hay. Each heifer was given an identifying ear tag before being loaded onto the stock trailer for a mile-long ride to their new home pasture. A trough inside the pasture was filled with grain before OR & Co. were unloaded from the trailer. Five heifers stopped at the trough to eat the grain, but one walked past and dropped her head to eat, what else, but green grass...that heifer was Ear Tag #22...OR.
Good luck, OR & Company!