A Full Week

It’s only Thursday and it’s been a busy week at our house.  Nothing major, but something going on everyday.

1.  Sunday J and I took a little road trip to look at bulls.  The weather outlook said 50* and we were going to take advantage of a nice day to look at cattle.  We woke up to frog and frost; the high of the day was 25*.  We looked at some nice bulls and had a good visit with family friends.

February 20

2.  Monday we had a gorgeous day to work cows at Cousin T’s.  Both of Cousin T’s kids were home to help.  It’s fun when they are home because it increases the conversation and teasing.

3.  Tuesday we had several visitors.  Our feed salesman delivered mineral, the fuel truck made a delivery and the window guy was here to do an estimate.  In between all this J and I got an electric fence put up around the dam in the “milk cow pasture.”  We also got around this small pasture to check the all the fence before we put yearling in there. Before we start calving heifers, we need to swap the bred heifers and the yearlings so the heifers are close to the calving barn.  In the past we have had curious yearlinging walk out on the ice; some to try and take a swim.

February 20

4.  Last weekend J bought another window on the KBHB Auction.  We bought our big picture window via the auction a few years ago.  This is the last window we have to replace in Grandma’s old ranch house and we are going to have a bay window installed.

February 20

5.  Wednesday we went to the Dentist in North Dakota Border Town and had lots of errands to run.  We saw a few people we knew and ate dinner with good friends.

6.  When we got home J decided to sort the bred heifers off from the 2nd calvers and old granny cows.  One more step closer to calving.

As I sit here this Thursday morning the wind is howling and blowing in a front.  The next few days are going to be cold again.  I’m glad the Rancher decided to sort heifers.

February 20

How is your week going?  Are you calving or lambing yet?  If so, how is it going?

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16 Responses to A Full Week

  1. My friend Alaina, who raises red angus, has been keeping us updated on their calving – their heifers are currently calving.
    So far it’s going well, they just had one premature calf lost.
    The warmup this week sure was welcome & enjoyed! Snowflakes are just starting to fall as I type – we’re predicted more winter storms on the way.
    New windows are kind of a big deal! 🙂

  2. Candy C. says:

    I’m glad you got a little break in all that bad weather you guys have been having this winter! Any home/ranch/farm improvement are always nice. Glad you guys are getting all the cattle ready and moved around for calving season. 🙂

  3. Buttons says:

    Oh my that is a very busy week. Preparation for calving is a good thing. I am happy you did get in a little fun time, not the dentist:). Take care. Hug B

  4. Linda W says:

    Glad you got a break from the cold weather. Nice to get some chores done too.

  5. cheri says:

    Glad you guys got all the sorting and prep work done while the weather was nice. I always like looking at bulls.
    Only have 33 more heifers to go. 🙂 YEAH! They have been just cranking them out. 33 day breeding is wonderful. Busy, but wonderful.
    Good luck with your calving.

  6. You had a busy week, and it is fascinating to read what you’re doing with cows.

  7. Sandra says:

    We had a few early lambs, the rest will not be here until April!
    Love your cow photos! Especially the huddle 🙂

  8. lisa says:

    I have so much respect for those living in the Dakotas and ranching/farming for a living. Truly you are made of pioneer stock. 🙂
    Visiting from R5F

  9. Karen says:

    You’ve had a busy week! Seems like there’s a big difference between 50 degrees and 25 – oh well, it didn’t stop you. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. abrianna says:

    So glad you will no longer have any swimming calves. I know what a loss that would be. Really like the b & w shot of the calves intently staring at you.

  11. Sharon says:

    I love that first photo especially. You almost wonder what all that black is, then realize what you’re seeing. Your week sounds fun and full. My week was spent sitting in my office — totally different from getting fresh air and crunching in snow!

  12. Ida says:

    Busy times for sure there on the ranch. Sounds like you are getting prepared though for spring. Loved that 2nd to the last photo of the cows.

  13. Nancy says:

    What a busy and productive week! Happy you were able to fit in some visiting and town time in between. Love the shots of the cattle. Have a wonderful weekend Robyn.

  14. Margie says:

    Love the B&W picture #3. I live in the suburbs and have respect for ranching. Maybe in another life…

  15. Sanghamitra says:

    Beautiful shots!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely post.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  16. Sarah says:

    Great photos.

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