Monday, September 19, 2005

The twins, four months old

You can't help but feel sorry for cattle and horses, plagued as they are by flies.  There isn't a lot you can do about it, though.  Spray works for a few hours, then the flies are back.  You can buy insecticide ear tags for cattle that last about six weeks, to control face flies.  I think we may try those next year.  Of course that means getting the cattle confined and forcing each one, in turn, to put her head in a headgate that holds them still.  Which can be quite a rodeo.

These girls are twins, but I recently noticed the one facing left outweighs her sister by at least fifty pounds.  Maybe now I could name them, since I have a way to tell them apart.

1 comment:

siennastarr said...

I hate flies!  I can just imagine how annoying they must be to our animal friends!
I love to watch Wild Kingdom, and The Discovery Channel.  Sometimes, when they are showing animal programs (especially the ones where the animals are in Africa and going through a drought) I just feel so sorry for those poor things!  They have flies buzzing all around their faces, and no real way to shoo them away.  At least they can keep the flies off a little bit when they swish their tales back and forth, but as for their faces... :(   They just have to suffer!

The twins are cute!  I love cows! :)