Archive for March, 2010

Calving Season.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Just spoke to my father about the web cameras status. Another 30-60 days at least. In addition to the snow accumulations that make it difficult to impossible to get the equipment over the hill by truck or foot it’s calving season! For those of you that don’t know anything about that it involves 60-90 days of being “on call” 24/7 in order to make sure that the momma cows are safely delivering their calves. This becomes a lot more hectic then one might think and it involves all kinds of equipment like an OB chain, calf jack, flashlights, blow driers, blankets, etc.

The farmer who is renting my parents land (and is in the thick of calving season right now) is the one who knows how to get these cameras up and running which is a bit tricky when you’re in the middle of nowhere without power or an internet signal. My father assures me that I’m still on the farmers “To do list”, just below calving season!