Footprints in the Snow

After deep thought and consideration, I have decided to start a blog.  After doing chores this morning I believe today is a good day to launch The Ranch Wife Chronicles.  Days like today is what being a Ranch Wife is all about.

Last night we had a major winter storm hit.  We have over a foot of snow and it is still snowing.  The roll of a Ranch Wife during inclement  weather conditions is to assist her Husband caring for the livestock and making sure he is well fed.

Here are some pictures from chores this morning.

View from my deck.

Yesterday we were walking on brown ground.

Another view from the deck.

We brought the yearlings into the lots last night.  It is always good to wake up in the morning and know where those adventurous animals are.


A curious yearling steer.

We started calving first calf heifers last week.  J had several calves last night.  You know the Old Farmer’s Tail about low pressure.

First Calf Heifers

Roxie got to help me open gates and cut twine off bales while we fed cows.


It is well worth the work when we walk in the barn and see new babies warm and snuggled in next to thier mothers; especially when their mothers love them.

Now, I must take Molly out to the bathroom.  This is a job I have to do by hand or she will go on the sidewalk.  Papa is NEVER impressed when Pretty Girl goes on the sidewalk.

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3 Responses to Footprints in the Snow

  1. Lynn says:

    enjoyed reading your blog…………..I must say the weather is not good………….Praise the Lord for the new shed!!!!!!!!!!! think we need to set up more pens, I even had to put a hfr. in one of the old sheds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn’t tell her, all her friends were in the new shed!!!!!!!!
    I have no idea how much snow we have, so hard to tell with the wind blowing, but it is not blowing as much as they said, it would. We have 4 babies and their mama’s up the creek, Chancey said they were running and bucking this morning, not running very fast cuz the snow was so deep!!!!!!!!!! Hope all goes well with your calving………..I am just so thankful we are not calving the entire herd right now, but one never knows about Mother Nature and it can do this again when ever!

    Take car and stay safe and warm!

  2. Corinne says:

    I admire anyone that keeps a journal and a record of their travel through life. I have tried many times, but fail miserably, dad kept a diary from 1942, until his last entry Dec. 8th, 1999, it has been used for many things including settling a disagreement.

    • Robyn says:

      I bet your Dad’s diary is neat to go through. J has found writing from his Grandpa Goddard. Recordings of cattle sales and weights. It is amazing how the livestock industry has changed over the years. My Mom writes everything down on a calendar.

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