Looking At Cattle

The first weekend in June J and I went to a wedding and on to visit college friends. These pictures came from our visit to the southern foothills of the Black Hills.

June 17

Our busy weekend turned out good. Friday J jumped in with Cousin T and went to the funeral while I stayed home. We committed to the hamburger feed and thought just in case something unexpected happened I would be home to help the fire department. Everything went good, but the crowd was small.

Since J was gone, my house was clean the yard mowed and he didn’t have any projects for me, I worked on a crafty project. I got more terra cotta pots out and painted. My goal is to get a post up soon.

June 17

Saturday we woke up bright and early to go brand Cousin T’s last bunch of calves. We got our little bit of chores done and were back in the house before 6 am. The phone rang shortly there after and Cousin T said it was raining at his house and to stand by. At 8:30 he called back to tell us branding was off for the day. At 9:15 there was a break between showers and Cousin T told us to head over, we’re going to squeeze branding in. We got cattle gathered and it started to sprinkle on us, by the time we had the cows and calves sorted we were wet. We headed in for dinner and took our time eating and visiting while the showers passed. A little after 1:00 the sun came out and we got our work done. Shortly after returning to the yard another shower came through.

June 17

Sunday J and I headed to Motorcycle City to pick up the folks and head to the Big City for dinner. We joined up with J’s Sister’s family for a Father’s Day Buffet. We spent the afternoon visiting and playing with the kiddos. Us girls had a good laugh when we looked up and all the guys were fast asleep. The joys of a Sunday afternoon.

June 17

Above is C and K’s youngest. R’s big Sister told me he likes to sing to the cattle. Apparently the heifers like it too.

June 17

Yesterday morning J went to check the replacement heifers; I baked banana bread and made no bake cookies. In the afternoon we worked on getting haying equipment ready. Due to my lack of mechanic ability, J put me back on power washing duty. In the evening, we went for a drive to check the yearlings and one of the winter wheat fields. It’s almost magic what abundant grass and cool weather can do for cattle. The yearlings look good and heavy.

June 17

Are you haying at your ranch? How are the crops looking? Have you had any sever weather?

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8 Responses to Looking At Cattle

  1. Darcy says:

    Sounds like a busy & productive weekend! We’re done with first cutting here, and just got some rain yesterday and last Friday – which is so needed and welcome! 🙂

  2. Cheri says:

    It’s funny how little kids can charm animals. Love that pic.
    Glad ya got the last of the branding done. Rain is so welcome, just not on branding day! 🙂
    It’s been cold here. 20* colder then normal. But the calves and cows look good! Sleek and fat!
    Cheri

  3. Jen says:

    Aw love the lil singing cowboy, so sweet. Sunday afternoons usually have the music man napping after chores as well. Sounds like a busy weekend you all had, great pictures too.

  4. Kim says:

    I love the little singer! She’s a girl after my own heart. We just started cutting wheat this afternoon. Ready or not, here it comes!

  5. Buttons says:

    Rain every day here a wicked thunder storm just went through knocking the standing hay to the ground it looks like another one of those unpredictable years. Your photos are awesome Miss Robyn.
    Oh singing to the cattle that is so so sweet. Take care . Hug B

  6. Roan says:

    Love the picture with the singer standing in a puddle. Too cute!

  7. Roan says:

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