We are done with fall cattle work! I like working cattle in the fall better than branding in the spring. The calves are bigger and have been sorted a few times. Also, we load up the alleyway give them one shot (an immunity booster), pour them (pour on is used for worm and lice control) and out they go, no catching every single head. It takes a smaller crew and seems to be a little less stressful.
Last Friday we had a not so perfect day to preg-check cows. It was chilly, windy and tried to rain on us. We kept moving and didn’t get too cold. I would rather work in those weather conditions than fight a dry, dirty, windy day. The cows were very cooperative and we flew through the work.
I was ready for a slow Saturday! We mixed the first load of feed with the feed wagon and fed the calves. J and his Dad went to hauling hay and I got odd jobs done in the house. I didn’t push myself, but got a lot done. Sunday I spent much like Saturday. In the evening J’s Mom invited us over for supper. We had a delicious meal and fun visit with J’s folks, Uncle and a few neighbors.
Monday J was up and at em early to haul hay. I was up early too; only I spent my morning baking bread and the chocolate cake J requested. Baking seemed like a good thing to do while looking at a fresh 2-3″ of snow.
I have been writing for the Lowline Ledger, The American Lowline Registry Publication, for several years. I have started contributing articles to the Black Hills Simple Life on-line magazine. Last month I also began writing for the Purple Circle Magazine.
I am very excited about these writing opportunities! I enjoy the challenge of writing and sharing my thoughts.
A little note, Saturday was the one year anniversary of me being a full-time at home ranch wife.
Last weekend I finished a good book, Jane Eyre., by Li Cunxin. Yesterday I started
What are some of the good books you have read lately?