A few weeks ago I mentioned that I took pictures in the Menard’s garden center and shared the yellow blooms. Today I’m bringing you pink and purple flowers.
Pretty flowers is just what I need after last week. It was a week full of cattle work and fencing. Early mornings and simple meals. Head colds, tiredness and frustration were experienced last week too.
J came down with the head cold first and not-so-kindly shared it with me. Either I got it a little worse than he did or I didn’t handle it as well as J did. My money is on the latter as, the cold seemed to wreak havoc on my attitude all week. Lots of congestion, coughing spells and restless nights were all part of the game.
Monday J and I spent the majority of the day fencing around summer grass. It was a perfect day to fence, sunny, nice temps and a light breeze. When we got home J went around another pasture while I took a 4-wheeler ride to check cattle.
The non-windy day of the week was Tuesday. J declared war on dandelions and spent the morning spraying the yards. I caught up on house work. J went to Cousin T’s mid afternoon and I cleaned the horse barn. The old horse barn is now the “cat house” and they had made a mess. After an hour of raking and shoveling, the barn had a fresh look. I had good help with Sweet Pea and her five babies under foot. When I got done with that J still wasn’t home, so I cleaned the chicken coop. That evening I crossed two projects off my spring to-do list!
Up early and moving cattle is how we spent the first half of Wednesday. We did a lot of cattle shuffling and a little sorting.
Late morning the metal crusher showed up! Yes, the same metal crusher that came to take a look at our stuff the end of February. They cleaned up metal Wednesday afternoon – Saturday.
Thursday morning we started moving pairs to summer grass and got two pasture groups out. The last group of cattle went to grass on Friday. Cousin T and Roy helped us trail pairs south. Again, a gorgeous morning to be out moving cattle. It was 52* at 4:45 am with a gentle south breeze for the cows to walk into.
We are still calving; Friday we got three babies! I think we have around 10 that we are waiting on. I sorted off the oldest 10 pair Thursday morning and we got them branded Saturday. This week we will brand the next 10 pair. We had another run of calves on Sunday, 3 new babies.
It’s a great feeling to have the majority of calving season and calf working completed and pairs to summer grass. A full night of rest and sleeping in Saturday morning were greatly appreciated by both J and I.
Open the eyes of my heart.
Help me see gratitude,
Help me feel Your strength.
You guard my heart with Your peace.
God, You are Love,
Help me be confident in Your love for me and have awareness of my value to You.
You are my rock and refuge.
I am choosing to believe in Your glory.
In Jesus Name I Pray,
How are you coming along on your spring ranch work and farming?