My specialty is rough work. This is something I saw an example of when googling a labor saving device. This calving season was our worst on record, 5 calves dead, 1 cow sold for butcher due to prolapse. The prolapsed cow had twins, we are bottle feeding them (no pictures will try to get some tomorrow). Well to try to offset this loss and since we were making 2 bottles, might as well feed 6 more! So I bought 2 heifers and 4 bull calves, jerseys. Might keep the heifers and put them in the herd, that decision will be made later. So, bottle feeding 6 calves is either an all day affair or something needs to be done! Lou is still on crutches so she can't get in a pen so this is what I did.
Before you say it, my photography skills mimic my woodworking skills!!!
Here it is in the shop partially completed. Somehow someway I messed up the way it looks (focus) playing around getting it sized and yep, didn't save the original!
When Larry last visited, we drove halfway up to his house to pick up this little electric truck for my wife as she is on crutches and it has provided her means of transportation since that day. Best investment I have made for her mobility since her accident. Oh, and she lets me use it from time to time like now!
Very critical to get the angle correct! That morning I made an imaginary line on my leg for the angle most of the group preferred. So here it is first hanging. Not used yet.
And here is how it looks twice a day. Stays this hot will probably give an afternoon feeding of a half bottle of electrolytes this week. I originally thought I was going to build hinged dividers to keep them at their bottle. Only one takes a break and takes a lap so he is called "Rounder".
Remember I said I bought 6 calves and there are only 5 in the picture. Well these are 1-2 weeks old, the 6th one to fill my order, they stuck in a day old calf. Separated him into his own pen to stop from getting mauled. He also scoured real bad but think he is on the mend. So Lou with an individual bottle holder can feed him.
Just thought I would share this so you know I have been doing something.