Now that all the cattle are home and calves are weaned we have daily chores. The cows are out grazing winter pasture. We will not start feeding them until we get snow or it gets really really cold. On the other hand, we feed the calves every morning. They get a ration including ground hay, corn silage, dried distillers grain, pellets and mineral. The feed gets mixed up in the feed wagon so each bite the calves take is balanced and consistent. We check the feed to make sure the wagon is doing a good job of mixing.
J’s Uncle is headed back east this morning. We have enjoyed having him visit and help us out the last two weeks.
Last Friday, November 15th, two more of J’s Uncles and a Cousin came to hunt deer. The guys had a fun time looking for deer. Actually finding the deer and getting a shot proved to be a challenge this year.
While J was out with the Uncles I took advantage of the nice weather. I stained and gel-varnished the windows we had replaced last August. Friday I did one coat of stain. Saturday, two coats of varnish and another two coats on Monday. Sunday was to cold and windy to open windows. Tuesday I got my project done and cleaned house.
Molly is still not sure about Rosie, but she is a smidgen more willing to play. Before too long Rosie will be bigger than Molly and Molly’s crabby attitude will be irrelevant.
Monday morning the ground was cold enough for J and his Dad to bring home the last three loads of hay. All the hay is home!
The computer continues to give us fits. Yesterday, I spent half the day saving files and e-mailing documents to myself. We are taking the computer to the doctor and looking into a new one. I am paranoid of losing all my stuff. If something does get lost maybe I won’t have to start from zero.
Slow and steady we are getting the fall work done. We feel blessed that we have had autumn like weather the last couple of weeks. Last night Old Man Winter dropped in with temps in the low 20’s and wind. It was 7* when I got up this morning. The good news is these cold fronts seem to last a day or two and then it’s nice for a few days.