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Blogging from GlenMar Ranch, Caddo, OK (Part 3) Taffy The Bull's New Tags

They named me "Taffy."  So embarrassing...Taffy...  Like "A boy named Sue."  Embarrassing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taffy is an ususual name for a working ranch bull.  That's what happens when you let a five year old name your animals.  Kristin named Taffy.  Yesterday I tricked him out in his new bright orange fly tags so he could impress the ladies.  That red tag in his left ear is his number tag.

GlenMar ranch is a cow/calf operation.  When the young ladies (heifers) come of age to be bred, you want their first calf to be relatively small.  That's where Taffy comes in.  His daddy was an itinerant Coriente and his momma was a "black baldy."  As bulls go, he's on the small side, weighing in at about 1,400 pounds.

Yesterday four of us worked most of the herd.  By the end of the day, only one of us had been kicked, and there were no broken bones, thank God!

Today's cleanup work consisted of moving seven "replacement heifers" to the bull pasture and bringing Taffy there to make their acquaintance.  A good time was had by all.  The heifers and the bull cooperated.  "God's in his heaven; all's right with the world."  (Who knows that reference from their school days?)

Taffy arrives at the Bull Pasture.

The ladies (replacement heifers) arrive at the Bull Pasture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsMike Jones • April 22 2009 08:34PM

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Mike- Wonderful photos, as usual! You are a great photographer and creative as well.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 10 years ago

Ya know, Mike - while you're out there herding bulls, we're back home herding cats.  Ever try that?  Isn't as easy as bulls.  LOL  Hope you're having a blast!

Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) about 10 years ago

Hi Mike: --> and Kent I saw that Superbowl commercial too - thought it was the best - of course I am partial!

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) about 10 years ago

Mornin' Pardner, I owned 25% of a pig, courtesy of my older siblings.

  • Pig's name was Bulah. kate ford
Posted by Kate Kate about 10 years ago

Kate,

Love the name!  LOL

Matt,

Thanks for commenting!  I remember that one.

Kent,

In Tucson?  Mountain lions?  LOL

Katerina,

Thanks for being the first to comment! (And for saying such nice things.  :)

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) about 10 years ago

Mike - "Taffy" is a very unusual name for a bull.  It's almost as unusual as naming a rattlesnake, "Fluffy". . .:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 10 years ago

How about a dog names Kitty. Working with animals can be very hard but rewarding experience. Have fun.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

Mike,

Golf, Fishing, Bank accounts, Sex don't believe what anyone tells you! Now we can ad a bulls weight, calling Taffy 1,400 lbs may help his ego, but he doesn't look much more than half that.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 10 years ago

Mike - I had two 'front line' guys named Fric and Frac.  They were good for the spring calf market.  And on the second round there was Magnum.  All three were beautiful Hereford bulls.  Most times kind of indifferent to the world, other than their 'part' in it, but man ... they produced some beautiful healthy babies.  Now I'm wanting to go through the 30 boxes of photos in the closet to find some old pictures of them.

Darn you!  See what you've done now!  I'm all nostalgic and stuff ...   :)

Enjoy!  God directs us to people, places and events ... all in an effort to teach us that He made the earth.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 10 years ago

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