This is the last Muddy Creek picture from my Nebraska trip … I promise.
There are many Beaver Dams along the creek. Growing up my family always kept an eye on the dams and watched them grow and change. We always thought it was neat and got excited when we saw a beaver.
I was super excited when I saw this guy. I am so lucky I had my camera! Mom and Dad were impressed with my photo captures.
Sunday was another busy day! In the afternoon we sorted cattle and picked our replacement heifers. It’s exciting to pick replacements as we get to look at all the heifers and choose which ones will contribute to the future of our herd. We also had several first calf heifers calve!
Monday morning found us doing more cattle work. We shipped a few steers and the non-replacement heifers.
Saturday and Sunday we saw highs in the low 60’s. Sunday night the wind hit and the temperature dropped! We also got a skiff of snow. Monday greeted us with temps in the mid twenties, a lot of wind and flurries. There were times when we couldn’t see across the yard.
This morning is quite brisk at a breezy 10*.
J’s parents came home to help with the extra cattle work. We are grateful for the extra hands!
Cousin T’s was lucky enough to have both of the kids home for spring break from college. While working cows on Saturday, it hit me that this is what agriculture is about. Families working together. Watching kids grow up learning the value of a good days work, then spending school vacations to help work cattle and calve heifers.
I am not home on my parents ranch, but everyday I am practicing something Mom and Dad taught me about livestock. At the same time, I am learning about the ranching business and expanding my skills.
Observing Cousin T and his family working together was awesome. I felt lucky to be there to observe and take in the full importance of being part of a family ranching operation. It makes me proud to be actively ranching, continuing a way of life and family business.
What is something you have observed on your ranch that makes you proud to be doing what you do?