Full Days, Wind and Special Visitors

It’s been another interesting week. Tuesday was a gorgeous day and J and  I took full advantage. After chores, the deer hunting Uncles left for eastern South Dakota with all their tags filled. We got two loads of corn from a family friend; he brought one in the morning and another after dinner. It makes my heart smile to see pretty yellow corn. I think it has something to do with my Nebraska roots. We moved the bred heifers and TLC Group closer to the yard and J and I also did a little cull cow sorting.  It was a full and enjoyable day.

November 23

The wind blew and blew and blew on Wednesday. J and I got out early and were done with chores by 7:30 am. There were reports of wind speeds up to 69 mph in our area.

House cleaning, working on Grandpa’s dresser and cooking kept me from going crazy.

The wind blew pretty strong on Thursday too.

November 23

The nice weather returned on Friday; again J and I were busy outside. We had several odd jobs to do and we loaded out cull cows. At dark our special guests pulled in the driveway, Mom and Dad!

November 23

Saturday we did chores, and made ribs on the egg. Mom and Dad had never been to the Slim Buttes, so after dinner we went for a drive. We rounded out the evening watching American Sniper. All in all a good way to spent time with family.

Sunday we enjoyed more visiting, went to Church and drove around the cows. We ate some of J’s summer fish catch for dinner and our favorite mechanic joined us.

Mom and Dad headed south this morning. J and I did chores and caked all the livestock. The cows were a little cautious of our intentions. Once they figured out we really had cake they were excited. It’s another gorgeous November day with temps in the low 40’s and no wind! We are thankful for the beautiful weather as it sounds like later in the week it’s not going to be quite so nice out.

November 23

I hope you have a wonderful week and many blessings to you this Thanksgiving. May we celebrate the health, safety and freedoms that we have.

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

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3 Responses to Full Days, Wind and Special Visitors

  1. Pam Galindo says:

    I really enjoy reading your blog…..when you cake the cows, what does that mean?

    • Robyn says:

      Hi Pam,

      Thanks for dropping in at my blog and leaving comments.

      Great question. I’m not sure why it’s called cake, but range cubes is another name. It’s a concentrated high energy feed for cows that comes in pieces that are 3-4 inches long and about an inch in diameter. We find it’s a great supplement to cattle grazing winter range. The “cake wagon” is a think we have on the back of the pickup that distributes the cake. We have it calibrated so we know how many pounds of cake are being augured out for the cows.

  2. Alica says:

    Wow…you guys have some really beautiful scenery! It sure makes our area look b.o.r.i.n.g! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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