Daily Chores

I kept telling myself that today is Thursday, it feels like Friday.  It’s my 2nd or 3rd Friday feeling day this week.  Maybe tomorrow my mind and body will be in sync with the calendar.

J and I had a wonderful New Year’s Eve.  We went over to a neighbor’s for a potluck.  Good people, fun times and delicious food; what a great way to start 2013.

Jan 3

J and I keep working away a chores.  I enjoy getting outside and working with the cattle.  We start the day off feeding calves.  The calves are on a growing ration and around Christmas time finally starting to look good.  J goes out every afternoon to read bunks and look the calves over.  I try to go with him a few times a week.  We like to walk through the calves and talk about how they are changing and growing.  This evening we went out and bedded them with straw.  It is so rewarding to see healthy calves bucking, jumping and feeling good! Jan 3

Jan 3

Next, we feed the bred heifers and cows coming with their second calf.  They are young and we think they need a little extra care.  Then we head over to feed the running age cows.  They are always glad to see the tractor.

Jan 3

Last we feed the bulls.

Jan 3The last week or so has been cold.  Yesterday we had wind and blowing snow.  Today was a beautiful 25* with a slight breeze.  Sounds like we are in for more of the same type of weather, maybe a little warmer.  It really has been a nice winter.  I don’t mind a snow, but I am not a fan of wind.

What do your daily chores look like?  How is the weather?

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6 Responses to Daily Chores

  1. Erin Mullins says:

    Happy New Year!!! I have to agree with you about the weather we had a beautiful 28 degree day. Sad to say that that was beautiful and nice but it truly was 🙂 I may not have the cow herd that you have but I still bundle up every morning and go out and feed our Bull and 3 cows and 2 calves. It’s so fun to see the calves as they are growing and maturing.

    I wish you the best this New Year!!
    Erin 🙂

  2. Bridget D. says:

    Hey Robyn,
    Chores have changed a lot for me since I was a kid! Now I just have to let out our rat terrier (Lily), and our long-haired chihuahua (Jippy), and feed the guinea pigs (Tilly, and Rigby). Times have changed. I admire what you do and I love to hear your stories about living on the ranch!

    It’s been cold here too, but no snow since our snow storm on December 19th. We were without power from Wednesday night at 10:00 until Friday afternoon around 1:00. Crazy (and a little sad) how dependent our lives have become on electricity.

  3. Buttons says:

    Oh Robyn I love hearing your day. It is in some ways similar to mine but you have a lot more cattle and work.
    I am so glad you had fun at New Years with the neighbours it is a wonderful thing having great neighbours I am also blessed that way.
    Take care Robyn I thought it was Thursday, yes I have been mixed up too. My Hero has been doing the chores so I have totally lost track of time. Back to normal on Monday whenever that is:) Keep warm. Hug B

  4. Janis says:

    Love that first shot…really nice close up! I am confused about the days too! Next week we all will be back to a normal week!

  5. Candy C. says:

    We lose track of what day it is sometimes too! It has been cold here, well relatively speaking of course, especially when we go down in the morning for feeding all the critters and milking the goat. I think it’s so neat that you are able to be a stay-at-home Ranch Wife! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      It’s cold at your house … lol! 30* and a breeze today.

      It is neat to be able to be a stay-at-home Ranch Wife! Thanks for your support, Candy. At the New Year’s Eve potluck we went to I had at least half a dozen people say the same thing. It made me feel so good that happiness matters.

      The other good thing is my freezer is full of Buttermilk Rolls, Hamburger Buns and Rye Bread! I used my favorite Arizonan’s famous recipe.

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