A Mostly Normal Week

I didn’t forget to post, it’s just been a busy morning.  We were up and out early to gather the last group of bulls. Yesterday was the calendar day to pull bulls out of the cows. We got two pasture groups of bulls pulled and without problems. Both mornings were perfect morning to gather bulls; 50* with no wind. It’s always a relief when this task is over and a bonus when it goes well!

August 22

We enjoyed a cooler than normal for mid-August week and got a nice shower towards the end of the week. J and I filled our week with normal for us tasks, I started some crafty projects and we made a trip to the Hills.

August 22

Monday and Tuesday we went back to fencing. The fence on the south side of the “Bull Pasture” was in dire need of repair. It seems the yearlings like to reach over the fence in May when the grass is greener on the other side.

J and I removed and rolled up the old wire, pulled all the posts and built one corner. We reused the old steel posts for the rebuilt fence and strung four new barbs. The fence is bull high and yearling tight!

August 22

Wednesday I got caught up on housework. J checked cattle at our south summer pasture and worked in the shop. I also went into the farmer’s market. Garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers easily found my basket. Along with homemade french bread.

Thursday morning we checked the other two pasture groups of cattle.

August 22

I’ve been working on projects for my booth at Women in Ag. I have been working on several old window frames and an old five shelf metal locker. I’m getting the hard stuff behind me and ready to start embellishing!

August 22

Just a reminder to those interested in attending the South Dakota Women In Ag Conference. If you are a women between the ages of 18-25 WIA has a scholarship opportunity to help cover registration coast of attending our conference. The deadline has been extend to September 1st.

New to the 2016 Conference is the South Dakota Ag Woman of the Year and Young Gun of Ag Awards. We are excited to have several nominations in each category.

Last week the board of directors had a conference call. Details for the 2016 conference are being finalized and we are excited! If you have not registered to attend conference registration is still open.

August 22


Friday J and I made a trip to the hills. We attended a celebration of life for a long time neighbor and family friend. The gentlemen who passed ranched to the west of us. His two sons have taken over the ranching and farming operation; he also has a grandson home. In addition. this neighbor has grandsons about the same age as J. He and his wife retired to Motorcycle City 20 years ago and J’s folks ended up neighbors to to them when they moved to town.

August 22

In the afternoon J and I went to the Big City to meet the newest member of our family! J’s Sister had a baby girl Friday morning. We enjoyed visiting with J’s Sister and Husband. I got in lots of Auntie cuddles.

So goes the pace of life, sometimes it requires us to hold on tight! No matter what we count our blessings.

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5 Responses to A Mostly Normal Week

  1. Alica says:

    I finally saw your brand up close, on the cow in one of your pictures!
    Question…do you keep the bulls from year to year, or do you sell them and start over with new ones each year?

    • Robyn says:

      We love our cattle brand. It’s simple, easy to brand and easy to read.
      We usually keep our bulls until they are 5-6 years old.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks Robin, for being their for us this week the goodies and the hugs! Love living in our country community

  3. Kim says:

    The barn quilt looks great with all the other “pretties” at your entrance.

    I’m glad you had good weather for your fence work and moving bulls. The cooler temperatures have been such a welcome relief.

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