A Second Atypical Week

I am posting on Sunday evening as we are preconditioning calves in the morning. Tomorrow “in the morning” means we will leave the yard a little before 5 o’clock. Before we leave, I need my cuppa joe and I’ll have dinner heating in the crock-pot.

I haven’t been very mindful of taking pictures the past two weeks. Luckily, I have a few soapweed (a/k/a yucca plant) shots I took on my Nebraska trip in June.

I mentioned that last week was an atypical week for J and I, this week was too.

Monday morning J, Doug and I set up the preconditioning alley/chute at one of the summer pastures.While we were down there J checked water, salt/mineral and counted the bulls.

I was up early and left for the big city by 6 o’clock Tuesday morning. I went to pick-up my glasses and run a few short errands. One of which included art supplies from Michael’s, I love that store! I was home early in the afternoon and rounded out the day by cleaning house.

J and a good friend left for Dakotafest Tuesday afternoon. They spent a couple of nights with Puffer’s and attended the farm show on Wednesday.

Wednesday and Thursday I spent doing kitchen stuff and working on my current art projects. I also managed to have dinner with a friend. I went to see her at work and take her eggs. She sent me home with zucchini and cucumbers from her garden. She also had a loaf of zucchini bread for me.

Can you guess what I baked up on Thursday morning? I also put together a pan of King Ranch Chicken for Friday’s dinner.
J was full of tales when he got home Thursday evening. Puffer’s sent him home with garden green beans and sweet corn. Friday morning I put up sweet corn. For the mess I made and dishes I had to clean up, I didn’t get many bags of corn to freeze. I was ok with that. It was an enjoyable morning project versus an all day overwhelming job.

While I was in the kitchen, J checked cattle. Friday afternoon we got ready to precondition calves.

Saturday was an early morning, we left the yard at 4:30. We preconditioned three groups of calves and ate dinner shortly after noon. Janelle made a delicious lasagna with salad, watermelon and garlic bread to go with it.

This year we decided to precondition calves early, late August vs. mid-September. Due to the timing, we also sorted off bulls and hauled them home.

J is still working on a name for the puppy. She and Rosie are getting along fabulous. It’s fun to watch them play. Puppy is already growing and changing! J has taken her for two rides and she thinks that is great fun.

I will not have a blog post next week, August 28th. Make sure to check back September 4th. Wow, we are talking about September where did the summer go?

I hope all of you have a great close to summer. School has started, State Fair season is here and fall cattle work is in progress. What activities make the transition from summer to fall at your house?

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2 Responses to A Second Atypical Week

  1. Pamela Galindo says:

    Oh my goodness….that puppy is beyond adorable!!! Those photos put a big smile on my face.

  2. Kim says:

    That puppy is so cute! Hope the cattle work goes well today!

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