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