I took these pictures in September when we went to the Country Wedding of a neighbor’s daughter. These pieces are lined up around the yard.
Last Thursday J and I got the windbreak up and our handyman neighbor stopped in to hook up the waterer. Friday morning we braved the wind and rehung the gates that were taken down for this project. The next morning we cleaned up odd supplies we had in the lot, put round hay feeders in the weaning pen and filled them with bales. We are officially ready for bawling calves. It feels good to have this improvement project done and ready to use.
Our cattle working week started on Sunday at Cousin T’s. We weaned heifers and the light steers. The big steers went back on their mamma until yesterday morning when we sorted them off to ship.
J took a load of calves to the sale barn and stayed to watch the sale. I came home to work on meal prep for weaning calves at our house today.
Later in the week we will be back at Cousin T’s to work the weaned calves and run his cows through the chute.
The plan is to preg-checking here on Monday the 10th. As of now it sounds like it’s going to be cold and windy; maybe the wind and moisture will hold off a day. We will be processing our weaned calves soon too.
Monday I picked up 5 pullet eggs! The leghorns have consistently been giving me 3 eggs. It’s fun to have a carton full of little white eggs.
A couple months ago I was contacted by a freelance writer for The Furrow (The Furrow is a publication put out by John Deer) who was working on a story about the Atlas Blizzard. She found my blog on a search and wanted me to send her some of my pictures. One of my “snow covered fence” photographs was published.
Have you weaned and/or shipped calves yet?