Stories of life on our farm in Northwest Georgia where every day is an adventure in this beautiful spot that God has entrusted to our stewardship.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

This Is the Squeeze Chute that Herb Built

With apologies to Mother Goose . . .

This is the barn that Herb had.



This is the barn that needed a chute to work the cattle that Herb kept.

This is the cow that helped Herb dig . . .

A place in the barn to put the gravel . . .

To hold the chute that Susan bought.

(If you notice "the chute that Susan bought" as a recurring theme, it's because I bought it and when Herb went to bring it home he found out that it weighed 1400 pounds!  Most people take it off their trailer with a forklift.  Um . . . we don't have one!)


This is the frame that Herb built . . .


To lift the chute that Susan bought.


These are the pullers that Herb found . . .

To raise the chute that Susan bought.


This is the cow that helped Herb to raise the chute that Susan bought.


These are the tie-downs that pulled the chute over the gravel that Herb put down.

These are the pullers that lowered the chute . . .

Onto the gravel that Herb put down.

This is the chute that Susan bought 
that sits on the gravel that Herb put down 
in the barn that they had that needed a chute 
to work the cattle they kept.

And this is a cow getting worked in the chute!

4 comments:

  1. Ha, ha! Cute parody! Glad you had the cow to supervise, er, to help!
    Barbara

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    1. Barbara, having Siobhan supervising was integral to the success of the project! :)

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  2. Hello Susan - brilliant!

    When I had my first few dexters...,(I had been a full time dairy farmer most of my life,) they were very wild but I wanted them to like the handling system, not associate it with nasty things,so I ran them through twice a day, no pressure, in their own time and when they had gone through the crush at the end there was a trough with a small amount of food...Simple Cowology!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie! Your idea is brilliant! I'll have to be sure to reward them for going through.

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