In addition to vintage tractors, I like signs. All kinds of signs, old and new, as seen on machinery or sharing my favorite quote. These are a few signs I saw over the summer.
There are a lot of tasks to do to get ready to wean calves; we continue to peck away at the to-do list.
Monday, J and the neighbor continued work on the new waterer project. By days end we were ready to pour concrete. I did odd jobs outside. Jobs like vacuum and clean tractor cabs, sweep out the garage and put garden hoses away for the winter. I also went around the yard and picked up downed tree branches and I pulled up my tomato plants.
Tuesday morning J and I headed south to move pairs and after dinner we got ready for feedstuff getting delivered this week.
Roy (Cousin T’s son) and another neighbor came over to help pour concrete for the waterer on Wednesday morning. Roy stayed and helped move one bunch of cattle home from summer grass. He also got in on helping J pull porcupine quills out of nine bred heifers. I had a commitment in town and missed out on that task.
One issue I tend to have is what to do with my old hens. The pullets are just starting to lay; I’ve picked up a little white egg everyday this week. Other than that, I’m getting 1-3 eggs per day out of the old girls. Just by luck a gal north of us was looking for chickens to can. I contacted her and said I would give her my 16 old hens. In our correspondence she said she had extra pullets. We made a deal and she is bringing me 10 new hens later this morning. Both parties thought it an excellent trade!
If you have chickens, have your pullets started laying? What do you do with your old hens?
My goals for today are to spiff up the house and get ready to move the rest of our pairs home from summer pasture. Cousin T and Roy are lined up to help us bright and early Friday morning. I’m thinking crock-pot chicken fajitas and some kind of fall dessert for dinner. The guys always like ham sandwiches on days we start cattle work early. That and a thermos of hot coffee.
What are some of your favorite crock-pot meals on cattle working days? What is your go-to fall dessert? Please share recipes!