This spring we found out my grandpa has cancer. we are still waiting for results on this and that. no one can give us a good answer on anything which is very frustrating.
Which leads to my 12yr old brother coming up here to the farm to help while grandpa is doing his treatments. Danny has had a huge learning curve that farming isn't all driving tractors and fun. Its a lot of manual labor out in the hot sun. Up until today we had all the good lessons for him. Now today up by the house was one of our cats. Tiger got caught in the sickle mower last night while we were mowing hay. We didn't notice until this morning when he was laying up by the house. back legs and tail gone. I don't know how the little guy survived the night or dragged himself up to the house. but unfortunately there was no saving him. we had to put him down. Danny is having a rough time, so is grandpa. all the cats around here are so friendly. Tiger most of all, he would ride on the tractor if we let him.
However not all is bad here on the farm, we don't only lose our animals here to accidents. Last night one of our cats had a kitten. Looks almost identical to Tiger. Danny got to witness this.
As some of us have been exposed more to the farm life, we may be a little more desensitized to life and death. Not that any one doesn't feel bad having to put down a little buddy.
So now off I go to finish mowing the rest of the hay as we only have a narrow window to get it done and 15acres left.