Sunday, October 25, 2009

Family & Fun Photos from Tchincombe

Lubango! Looking good! The physical effects of war are slowly fading!

Who? Me? I didn't do it!

Ruger thinks Tchincombe beef is yum even if he only gets the drippings!

It's a good thing that Stir loves his Landy because he spends lots of time in it!

Meat delivery! It comes right to the door! You know what? I really like going to grocery store and buying it already packaged!

One of our new horses - we named her Lady.


Our BP. "What ya doin', huh?" Is his favorite phrase!

Babs, Meghan's cat, earning her keep!

Meghan, Aimee, McKenna and Riley

Fun in the sand! At Tchincombe we have sand but no beach!

Meghan with McKenna & Riley who visited Angola this summer. What a special thing to be able to be with them now in Greensboro. It's an answer to Meghan's prayers!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tattooing Calves

Each year at weaning time the new calves must be disbudded, castrated, dewormed, branded and tattooed! Each animal at Tchincombe gets a number. It's quite the rodeo! Enjoy!

Calves waiting in calf pen for their turn! Once they are done they can get to their mom for their breakfast!

Catching the Calf

Holding the calf

Cleaning the ear with alcohol

Tutyiale - foremen for livestock

Tattoo machine


Applying Tattoo Ink

Dewormer so calves can grow healthy without internal parasites. Meghan likes to help. Sometimes it's a messy job!

Disbudding. So the calf won't grow horns. Safer for everyone!

All done! Finally the calf can get to its Mom! This particular calf is too young to wean - it was born at end of season and will be weaned next year.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meghan's Birthday

August 2009
Meghan is 10!
Celebrating at Friday Night Pizza in Lubango.