Corn and Cattle

We have been enjoying a cool week with highs in the 70’s and up to the low 80’s.  There have been a few mornings we woke up to 44-45* Brisk!

Last week the Rancher and I found tassels!  I love seeing the excitement on J’s face when we check the crops.

July 30

The flies have been horrible this year.  J has a 10 gallon sprayer that he mounts on his 4-wheeler.  Last week he mixed up fly spray and we sprayed the herd. The cows were a little leery at first, but it didn’t take them long to figure out that the flies were leaving.  You could almost see the relief on their faces.

July 30

I went to the Big City yesterday.  I meet up with Amy, from The Ranch Wife’s Slant.  We had a fun day and decided that Monday morning is a great time to go shopping.  The city was rather quiet and never had to wait in line to check out.

July 30

I was excited to see this heifer calf standing in a patch of purple cone flowers!

July 30

The Rancher has a birthday this week.  Here’s wishing J a wonderful day!

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13 Responses to Corn and Cattle

  1. Buttons says:

    Love the photos Miss Robyn and time away from the farm is always wonderful. Our cows are bothered by flies but the cedar bush keeps them at bay and the cows comfortable. I will be popping by your friends blog I love farm blogs. Happy Birthday to the rancher:) Hugs B

  2. Sandra says:

    Happy Birthday to J.

    The corn looks great. We were just talking about how tall the corn is this year. Much nicer than last year.

  3. cheri says:

    Adorable pic of the baby cow! It is funny how the cattle respond to the spray. They are like, what are you doing spraying me!?! I’m sure they are cussing too. 🙂 Then their like, OH! Hey, THANKS! 🙂
    Its always fun to go to the big city and shop. But then I can not WAIT to get home.
    Happy Birthday to J!

    • Robyn says:

      What you described is exactly what I think the cattle were thinking.

      It was nice to get out for the day. Amy and I made some fun stops, ate BBQ and got groceries. I made it home and got everything put away by early evening. After that I sat in the Ranchers recliner and read the newspaper.

  4. Kim says:

    Yay for tasseling corn! And yay that it’s happening with cooler weather. That should bode well for your crop.

  5. Bonnie says:

    I love the photo of the calf with the flowers. Hope you had fun in town. I love it when there isn’t anyone around. I’m excited because my sweet corn has tasseled. Here in the hills that is a rare occurrence.

  6. Sharon says:

    My favorite is the distance shot of all the black cattle against the field. Happy birthday to J!

  7. Anne Payne says:

    Lovely photos of the corn and cows! The corn crop here in Western NC is phenomenal this year. I guess the rain and cooler temps have contributed to that. So glad you had fun in the city. Yes, it’s always nice to get home. Enjoy the birthday celebrations with your J 🙂

  8. Tracey says:

    It has cooled off here as well, thank goodness. I agree about the flies too. Ick. Just the other day I noticed the tassels on the cornfields that surround this area!

  9. Patrice says:

    Love fresh corn – happy birthday to J!

  10. jeanne stone says:

    LOVELY shots and know how happy those cows must have been to get rid of some of the flies!

  11. sweet, pretty calf shots in those flowers 🙂

  12. Lots of people in our area actually started running their furnaces again when we dipped down into 30’s a week or so ago. It’s quite brisk at night! I like it. 🙂
    The flies have been terrible here this year, as well!!

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