If I were to write a journal of my week I think it would go something like this:
Sunday: The wind blew hard; the weatherman rarely misses the prediction of a windy day on the prairie. After chores I stained the bay window. J and I ate dinner with his folks; one of T’s good friends from High School and his wife joined us.
Monday: T and B went to the Hills. Between chores and taking out pairs I put over 30 miles on my 4-wheeler. We pulled two calves (one was big and the second backwards). I grilled Rib Eye Steaks for dinner and made sweet corn and Brussels sprouts to go with it. I got the first coat of gel varnish on the window.
Tuesday: The wind blew hard. T and B got home from the hills and J put them back to work. We got the yearlings in and sorted off replacement heifers. The steers and heifers to spay got turned back out on feed and we worked the replacements. The girls got their pre-breeding shot, hoof rot shot and poured. We had a good drop of calves today; 16 new babies. In my free time I did a little house cleaning and gave Molly a bath.
Wednesday: The wind blew hard during chores. After chores I got a second coat of gel varnish on the window and finished cleaning house. Pizza pockets were on the menu for dinner. The wind died to a nice breeze, so Molly and I went for a walk outside. I got another coat of gel varnish applied before leaving for my weekly trip to Small Town. We had a fun religious education class and the kids inspired me this afternoon!
Thursday: This afternoon the guy is coming to spay heifers. After chores we are going to sort the steers off and work them. We will work the heifers as they go through the spay chute. I hope to squeeze in another coat or two on the window.
I took these two goof balls with me to get the mail on Monday. One needed to run off some excess energy and one needed to go out and get some fresh air. As you can see going to get the mail is an exciting thing at our house.
I had these two shots of Mom’s Southdowns I wanted to share. Last week Mom sent me a video text of her lambs playing “king of the mountain” on a hay bale; it maked me chuckle. I’ve been taking my camera with me while out and about; I might see a “Kodak moment” I want to capture.
What would you put in your “journal entry” this week?