Fall is in the air!

The days have turned crisp, the yearlings are shipped, and calf preconditioning is underway.  Wednesday night I made my first batch of chili for the season! 

No pullet eggs yet, but my new hens are growing.

We have not had a frost yet.  The overnight lows I have seen were 40 degrees.  When I came home from work yesterday my car said 44 degrees.  I don’t think it go much warmer than that and it was a bit rainy.

J and the cattle working crew started preconditioning calves on Thrusday.  Sounded like it was a cold and wet job.  Saturday I get to help!  Between the three ranches in our cattle working group it takes several days to get everyone’s livestock through the chute.  The days start early, the crew is efficient, and the food is good.

Yearling Heifers


Before we know it we will be getting ready to trail pairs home and wean calves. 

Yearling Steer


As for my chili, I took several recipes and conducted a flavorful experiment.  It’s tasty and I will share with you next week!

Yearling Heifers


Have a wonderful weekend!

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2 Responses to Fall is in the air!

  1. Candy C. says:

    Your hens are very pretty, hope you get eggs soon! Looking forward to your chili recipe! 🙂

  2. Millie says:

    We’re certainly feeling fall here. I barely escaped frost. Thankfully as my soybeans are still finishing.

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