This is Mouser. We got him from the neighbors last summer and he was a little shy. I petted and held him, but he was not too fond of the idea. In the last couple of months Mouser has decided to be a lover. He wants petted, purrs and is frequently under my feet.
When Mouser comes in the yard Molly likes to bark at him. As soon as Mouser takes two steps towards her, Molly dashes for safety on the deck. Makes me laugh!
It’s been an interesting two weeks for J and I. August 10th and 11th we tackled the first of J’s many fencing projects. We built three corners, tore out close to half a mile of woven wire fence and replaced it with four strands of barbed wire. J and I put in two big days of work and were excited with our accomplishment.
August 13th I spent the afternoon judging 4-H static exhibits at the local County Fair. There are 5-6 families that are very active in 4-H and the kids do a great job with visual arts, leather tooling, photography, and more.
That weekend J and his folks went to Watertown, SD for a Wedding; I decided to stay home. J expressed plans to do more fencing projects and hopefully haul hay. I thought it important to prep some meals I could easily stick in the oven or crock pot. I baked two types of muffins muffins and made a couple desserts to stick in the freezer. When ranch work gets busy, I like to be prepared with easy meals and snacks. I also mowed the lawns and did a few odd jobs outside.
Monday the 17th I had an appointment in North Dakota border town and got groceries. After dinner J and I started on another fencing project. We got the woven wire pulled off the posts and rolled up, posts pulled and one wire strung before the rain stopped us.
Monday night – late Tuesday morning we were blessed with 1.30″ of moisture! It was a perfect soaking rain. J and I did a couple of jobs in the shop before he headed to Motorcycle City.
Yes, you read correctly, plans to fence or haul hay got put aside due to rain and the last-minute decision for J and his Dad to got to Daktoafest. Dakotafest is South Dakota’s annual Ag and Farm show. Again, I stayed home to hold down the fort.
J and I pulled bulls off one set of cows this afternoon and we are hitting the pasture early early tomorrow morning. I thought it would be a good idea to post this evening as pulling bulls can take an unpredictable amount of time.
J is still contemplating if he can to go or not. We need to finish the above mentioned fence project and we are scheduled to ultra-sound bred heifers Wednesday morning.
So goes the life of a rancher and his wife, lots of work to do. Sometimes getting organized and having the weather cooperate is half the battle to getting started.
What August projects are you working on?