Yesterday was one of those days: full of things to do and one of the happiest days of my life. I love what I do and yesterday I had the opportunity to do everything I love and more.
I started the day presenting (I need to say that I hate to speak in front of people) a project about a subject that I love. In English. I was satisfied with my presentation, but the Canadian researcher that was present complimented my presentation and my English. So yeah, pretty nice.
Then we went to deal with our buffaloes, to check if one of them was pregnant. She wasn't, but I did the ultrasound scan and I was able to check everything perfectly. I'm getting better and someday I think I'll be as good as my teacher with the US.
But the cherry on top was a trip to a farm. My friend's experiment is happening there and she asked for my help. She doesn't have much practice with the US and I can't miss an opportunity to do US scans myself. Since my passion is working with cows, I was more than happy to help. The farm was HUGE and the cows were bigger than what I expected. They breed Nelore cattle, which is the majority of cattle found in Brazil because they're very used to the conditions that we've got here (heat and parasites, I must say). Nelore are not very big and tend to be white and long-legged, so that's why the big cows surprised be. Also they had a bull which I was sure that weighted more than a ton. Today I'm coming back to the farm to help my friend again and I can't wait!
Some pics I took with my cel:
The road to the corral.
This is a Nelore bull. Hello big guy!
Nelore calves are always close to their mothers. If you come too close, their mothers will surely attack you. Luckily for me that the mother of this little fella was locked in the shuttle since she is participating in the experiment.
Today I'll have my real camera with me so I can take better photos. Boy, can't wait!
4 blog comments below
I am glad your presentation went well, vanilla. That is quite a bull and cute calve. I always have enjoyed a farm setting. Can't wait for more pictures.
standready on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:07 pm
Those are awesome pictures Vanilla. Perfect composition. Great that everything went so well for you. With something you love as much as well. Well done!
deanhills on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:28 pm
Those are some big Nelore cows. I would be surprised too, I don't see many of them where I live but those have some size to them. Wow! Keep having fun and enjoying what you do.
pauline123 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:12 pm
That little calf is adorable. There used to be cows in the field behind my parents house but that was years ago! That farmer sold his property to another who grows wheat and corn and occationally hay. I always loved seeing the little cows running about on knobbly legs. In general the cows were all very friendly so they would come right up to you and you could pet them, just watch out for those tongues!
TheGremlyn on Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:12 pm