Today John and I put little rubber rings on the calves' marble sacks so they will become steers rather than bulls. This was the first time I got to participate in this event. John used his rodeo skills to lay them down and hold the back legs and I got to do the rest. Other years we've let the calves get too big and then someone comes and does cutting and pulling and there's blood. Didn't want that to happen to the babes! So I learned a new skill today--one I hope to not use too often. They all look like it didn't phase them much.