This weekend two special ladies are going to celebrate birthdays. One is a fellow blogger and someone I have connected with across the miles. I am regularly inspired by her thoughts, words and photography. She does a great job sharing farm life on her County Line residence in Kansas and she shares some delicious recipes. I’ve made several and they usually get put in my notebook of keepers. Happy Birthday, Kim!
The second is a personal friend of mine. She ranches with her husband raising red cattle and small grains. She is a cancer survivor, grandmother and faithful community member. This lady has a contagious smile and usually a good story to share. In addition, she posts beautiful pictures on Facebook and is discovering her talent for photography. Happy Birthday, Janet J!
Outside my window the lawns are mowed and J sprayed too. We seem to have great luck growing dandelions and thought we better get them under control. I pulled the weeds growing around the grain bins. I can’t reach them with the mower and they annoy me. There were a lot of field bindweed (a/k/a creeping jenny, a/k/a morning glories). I remember my Grandma getting very upset when she spotted these not so glorious weeds in her fence line.
I was thinking it’s time to share some cattle pictures. Theses were taken during branding last May and still caught my eye. I’m a sucker for white faces!
I am thankful for advancements in genetic understanding. The livestock industry, especially the dairy sector, is doing extensive research on chromosomes, DNA, mutations and more. Have you ever heard of haplotypes? Mom’s Chuteside Manner (page 16-17) in CALF News Magazine does a great job explaining how scientists can track nature’s mishaps.
I am wearing a farmer’s tan. I have dark arms from short-sleeved shirts, a light tan line due to that one day I wore a tank top and white legs. I see my face has a slight white line created by my ball cap and glasses. I had to laugh when I noticed that one!
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. If you are in the wheat field be safe and here’s to a successful harvest. Good luck to those that are haying.