Hello October

I’m so glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~Anne of Green Gables

It was a full week at our place. Monday was a damp overcast day and we got a little shower in the morning (.09″). After dinner J and I finished the “round corral” project! While we were on the down hill slide Uncle Doug got here.

Doug and I kept ourselves busy while J had a FSA meeting on Tuesday. Before dinner we cleaned up the excess materials from the “round corral” project and checked wells. I spent the rest of the day doing a little power washing and computer stuff. Uncle worked on hauling piles of tree branches from a shelter belt to the junk pile.

We discovered the raccoons were coming to the cattle corrals to eat the corn my beef heifers drop. While out and about the coons discovered the waterer and though it was fun to play in the water. Uncle Doug build a cover to keep the coons from having fun. A couple of cinder blocks help reinforce our efforts.

J and Uncle headed to the Hills Wednesday morning and I checked cattle. I also spent some time in the kitchen.

Thursday we did a variety of fencing type things. In the morning we went around the winter pasture to make sure gates were closed and fences were up. After dinner we tackled the windbreak project. J and I had the old wooden windbreak down and manure cleaned out. We got new posts set and super steel windbreak up in one afternoon! Saturday J and Uncle worked on the project a little more. 

I had a South Dakota Women in Ag conference call Thursday evening. We are excited for our October 19-20 conference at The Lodge in Deadwood, SD. Genomics, estate planning, ag promotion and learning how to educate consumers about our agriculture products are topics that will be covered at conference.

On the fun side, conference attendees will have an opportunity to tour Historic Deadwood, do creative learning activities and attend a yoga class. The creative learning options include making hand stamped cards, doing a chalky paint kit and sew a snap bag or tote bag.

Our committee is excited for Women in Ag 2017! It’s not to late to register

We set out at daybreak to move cattle on Friday morning. We moved pairs at home to the winter pasture. We also moved the middle group of pairs to fresh grass. Between moving cattle, transferring salt and mineral feeders and checking water it took most of the day.

Saturday was opening day of antelope hunting season. J was busy guiding hunters in between small/ odd ball projects.

Saturday evening – Sunday afternoon J’s folks and brother were at the ranch. We had several meals together and got in some good visiting.

We are starting the week with cattle work as Cousin T is trialing pairs home from grass this morning. J and I will help him sort calves to wean towards the middle of the week.

I have to share that I’m getting a few little green eggs and I’ve seen one little brown egg. My pullets are starting to lay!

Listen the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! ~ Humbert Wolfe

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3 Responses to Hello October

  1. Kim says:

    I love the leaves in that last photo. I am ready for fall.

    It sounds like you are getting lots done. Randy is starting to plant wheat today. There are more chances for rain this week, so we’ll see what happens.

    We were just in Deadwood a couple of weeks ago. Randy’s brother lives there, and we went to his apartment to get some things while he was in the hospital. We walked around a little bit and ate lunch, but we didn’t have much time to explore. Enjoy your time there!

  2. Darcy Sexson says:

    Sounds like a great start to the month!

  3. Brig says:

    You’ve been busy.
    Was hoping to get further along on my mission to box up my stuff and clean out the three car garage. The early mornings have been cool but nice, then the North wind comes, and howls the rest of the day.

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