We keep pecking away at fall tasks. Tuesday we shipped a few steers. Wednesday The Rancher and his Dad hauled a little hay. We are preg-checking cows on Friday, so I spent Wednesday cleaning house and figuring out a menu. Sounds like we are going to try to run the weaned calves through the chute this morning. Then I need to start cooking.
Here are more pictures of pairs in the winter pasture. This was the day we put all the cattle together.
I haven’t decided if I am coming or going. I have to admit, I am doing better than just surviving. I like to be busy! Coffee is essential and an occasional after dinner nap helps.
I have determined that it helps to communicate to J what I need time to do. I try my best to do skirt work around his needs, but sometimes I need a little extra time. Lucky for me J’s folks are at the ranch and we appreciate the extra hands! J’s Uncle came yesterday for an extended visit. He likes to get away from town life and help with cattle work.
Last week the computer keyboard quit on us. After a couple phone calls and a new USB connected keyboard we were back to normal. Tuesday afternoon we had some funny stuff going on. J got the minor dilemma figured out and I called a computer expert about a major concern. The brains of our computer will be 10 years old in January; we think that may be part of our issue.
With the time change dusk starts at 4:30; by 5:00 it’s mostly dark. I am still working on the early dark thing. It can make for a rather long evening. The weather man said this time of year each day is a little shorter than the day before and we average 10 hours of daylight.
I have noticed an increase in our volume of mail. This time of year I start getting lots of magazines pushing Christmas gifts. I am NOT ready to think about the Holiday season. I would rather concentrate on autumn, soup and getting caught up on fall ranch work.
A few words from Jessie at Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
“…Stop worrying about trivial things. Stop working so hard to make more money to buy more stuff. Stop moving so fast. This is it right here … This IS the stuff.”
Happy Thursday to you!
**Update on Saturday**
I didn’t get a new post together for Weekly Top Shot and am linking up this post.
Preg-checking the cows went good on Friday. We had lots of wonderful help and the cattle worked like a dream. The weather could have been better. It was windy, a little rainy and cloudy most of the day.
Today we are starting up the feed wagon and letting the weaned calves out of the weaning pen into a bigger lot.