Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Stills...High Tech, Low Tech


This was an interesting challenge. We had dozens of ideas, the hay rakes next to an antique wooden hand one we have, the manure fork next to the spreader (abandoned for aesthetic reasons), and many others. However when this one sprang to mind, I knew it was the right one. Above find Barbossa, a bull. Admittedly a very small bull, a milking shorthorn/Holstein cross, but a genuine pure-D bull.

The tote he is checking out is the boss's AI kit. We do use bulls now and then, but for the most part it is the yellow tote that gets the job done today.

So, you have your high tech, AI, and your low tech, all-natural, old-fashioned ways to keep your cows milking and earning you money (at least in theory.)

***You will have to excuse the not so great quality of the shot. Barbossa was not very eager to be photographed and it is kinda dark in that part of the barn. The gratuitous cat is Tux, who hates to miss anything.

12 comments:

Ed said...

Interesting..:-))

Dani said...

Such cuties!

Keith Wilson said...

I don't know....

It's Saturday night, the bull looks like he's all spiffed up, and...

A real bummer if you are a bull.
And how do the cows feel about this?

Hmmmm....

thecrazysheeplady said...

Clever!

Brenda said...

LOL! perfect!

thanks for visiting my blog. I just re-did my post to add a few other items, since I missed the paper and pencil I was suppose to put by the computer! lol

I'm suppose to be going out to feed horses now. Coffee cup is almost empty! lol
Brenda

lisa said...

Very good!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! I had to think about it for a minute....and then I realized what you meant. Nice job!

I was thinking you might do a shot showing a hand-milking next to a milking machine. :)

~Lisa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Good one! That is a curious kitty:)

Linda said...

LOL This is the best yet!!

goatmilker said...

Love the picture. Reminds me of our farm. Have a good night.

threecollie said...

Ed, well, these are hard challenges...especially next week

Dani, they are, thanks.

Kieth, they don't seem to care a lot one way or the other. I won't go into detail, but a cow....well, never mind...I am just not going there. lol

tcsl, thank you

Brenda, thank you for coming by...I just went back to look at your new entries, good stuff!

Lisa, thanks!

Laughing Orca, thanks. That was actually one we wanted to do, but it so hard to stop and take pics in the middle of milking. this place just gets frantic. Even doing Barbossa was hard enough as I went in the barn to get the shot and there was a heifer loose in the manger and we had to put everything away and chase her around for a while. lol,

Far Side, thanks. He is. He gets into everything!

Linda, thanks! I am glad for my rural friends who get the joke. lol

goatmilker, and thank you as well. We used to keep big bulls because the boss loves them. No more, thank God!

CTG Ponies said...

Clever!