Monday and Tuesday J and I spent all day hauling hay. We have one last load to go; one load of weed bales and we are done. The hay is off the fields, stacked in hay corals and ready to feed our cattle. It feels great to have this huge fall task completed!
The last book I read was The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. This is a Holocaust story written from the view point of a 9-10 year old boy who’s father was a high ranking SS Officer. It was an easy read and I enjoyed taking in the perspective of a child and how innocent we can be in the face of world events.
My Aunt gave me A Woman After God’s Own Heart: A Daily Devotional by Elizabeth George for my birthday. I enjoyed reading and learning more about how God wants us to live. I plan on looking into more Elizabeth George books.
I took the above two pictures during preconditioning. I like the character I captured of calf #16; the black and white edit adds a neat tone.
Below are pictures of one of the neighbors Charolais yearlings. The soft kind eyes of this yearling reminds me of a past show steer or two. I took the yearling pictures on one of the photo adventures Mom and I had.
So far October has been beautiful. We’ve had a few windy days, but for the most part lots of sun with temperatures in the upper 50’s and 60*. The crisp autumn mornings are perfect for a walk with the dogs. Hooded sweatshirt weather is one of my favorites.
J and I have been discussing our next set of tasks. Bringing pairs home from summer pasture, shipping a load of steers and calf weaning is in the future. First we have a to get around the winter pasture fence and complete a few projects in preparation to wean calves.
Are you done hauling hay? Have you weaned and/or shipped calves? Have you seen the Gone Girl movie or do you plan to?