Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Keep an Eye on the Bull at All Times
I broke that cardinal rule today, and I've got a beat up body to show for it. This bull has seemed much more temperamental than the last one, but I didn't thin k of that when I climbed over a six-foot wooden gate to bust a non-working tank heater out of the ice in the water trough. After pounding the ice a few times with a wood post, I was trying to pry the heater up when the bull hit me in the crotch with his head. He knocked me off balance and pinned me against the gate. Each time he pulled back to hit me again, I scrambled to get better footing. It was a little worrisome waiting while he pinned me until another instant of freedom before he struck again. Finally, I was able to scramble up the gate and get to safety. I've got to keep him a few more months to get my cows bred back, but he's worn out his welcome at the farm.