so i helped stack one hundred bales of shavings in the pouring rain...that pretty much sucked as much as it could, but at least we have shavings so i don't have to think about them again for awhile.
the vet came out and checked all the farm guys...no big surprises. everyone is in good body shape and condition and has lot's of energy for the respective species, breeds and ages. she said percy is a perfect specimen of a young jersey steer, and even gideon and jeanette despite their ancient status, look healthy, happy and are in good shape. she will be documenting this on our vet file. so i have done all i can to put this to rest. i would appreciate if anyone hears rumours circulating they set the facts straight.