How is your week going?
Cattle and small projects have kept J and I busy. J’s folks went back to the hills on Sunday and doing chores with two people vs. four takes us all morning.
Tuesday afternoon we did a big cattle switcheroo. The replacement heifers went to the “Alley Pasture” and yearlings (steers and spay heifers) to the “Bull Pasture.” The cows to calf went back to the calving pasture and we started our third pasture group of pairs.
All went well and Rosie is really proving to be priceless help. At supper time J and I looked at each other and J said “It took us all afternoon, but we got a lot done today.”
As for projects: We dug out the 4-wheeler auto-gate as some of the more acrobatic cows like to jump over or step through the auto-gates. We also did a little fencing project to prevent the replacement heifers from getting out. In addition, J has been cleaning cattle lots.
With J cleaning cattle lots I was able to catch up on skirt work. I’m glad for the meals and goodies I’ve been digging out of the freezer lately. They are great for filling in the gaps when I’m busy outside and cooking time is limited.
How are you coming along with calving? Have you branded calves yet?