Last Thursday and Friday we preconditioned calves. All of our calves and Cousin T’s got run through the chute. We had a crew consisting of J, Cousin T, Cousin T’s Son, and I. Friday Cousin T’s wife joined us. It was a long two days and we got a lot of work done. It’s amazing what a good cattle working crew can accomplish.
The new catch pen J and Cousin T build works great! It was fun to watch these two start with a plan, build, tweak, weld, and succeed! It worked so good we wish we could have run all the cattle through this facility.
We are in the process of planting beardless winter wheat. The weather has cooled off and keeps teasing us with rain. Saturday it was misty with a sprinkle every now and again. Not enough to slow down the farming, but enough to make us wonder if rain was a real possibility. Monday morning we woke up to fog.
When the wheat crop is in, chopping corn silage is next on the list.
In the nine years I have lived on this ranch I don’t remember needing to mow the yard in September. Usually, August mowing consists of moving dirt and nipping headed out buffalo grass. I mowed on Sunday afternoon and the grass was green and grown out enough to remind me of June!
What a blessing rain is. It’s nice to know we are heading into fall with a little moisture reserves in the ground.
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