I’ve been taking a few more pictures with my phone. I like the ease of it and the fact that Google+ syncs the pictures. I can edit them there too. I am thinking about Instagram, but have not made the time to look into it. Here are phone pictures I took during chores.
On Good Friday we worked yearlings. The replacement heifers got sorted off; gave them their pre-breeding and hoof rot shots and sent them to the Alley Pasture. The steers went through the chute too. We had a guy lined up to spay heifers on Saturday. He cancelled, so we put the steers and heifers to spay back together and called it a day.
J’s Sister and her family spent Easter weekend at the ranch. This place sure gets lively with a 2 year old running around. We had fun dyeing eggs, hunting candy and visiting. Our Nephew thought hunting eggs was nice, but ridding with Uncle J in the tractor or on the 4-wheeler was awesome!
After Monday morning chores J got equipment ready and sent his Dad to work ground. Tuesday the guys went over the ground a second time. J and I also got the drills ready to seed oats. Early Wednesday morning J got in the tractor and seeded oats; the crop was in by mid afternoon.
I have to admit, I have mixed emotions about farming. I am not mechanical, not at all. The thought of fixing something or doing mechanical stuff makes my brain shut down. I don’t understand how equipment works or how to fix it. On the other hand, I think it’s really neat to plant a seed, watch it grow and harvest a crop. Some days I appreciate the fact that farm equipment does not jump fences, break wires or have disposition issues.
I am really good at running the air hose to clean drills and scooping out extra seed and vacuuming the drills after planting. I am learning more about tools too. The Rancher says “go get me …” and he appreciates me coming back with the correct tool the first time.
Yesterday was the first day I saw true signs of spring. The lilac bushes in my yard have little buds on them and while gathering pairs I saw little yellow prairie flowers. The yards are greening up and my rhubarb is too.
The weather has been more spring like with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. The wind has been hit and miss. Sunshine and warmer temps has really lifted spirits around here.
Are you on Instagram? What are the signs of spring at your house?