Signs of Spring

It has been another busy week.  The Rancher and I started the week by planting corn. Mid-week we had our second branding.  Now, we are getting ready to move pairs to summer grass.  All of this combined with High School Graduation, warm temps and blossoming trees are sure signs of spring.

I was so excited when I came upon these three calves during chores last week.  I love the contrast between the green soap weeds, blue sky and black calves.

May 11

Corn planting is a sign of spring.  We don’t have many acres of corn and we got it seeded without major problems.  The Rancher checks to make sure the planter is working correctly by digging in the soil.  A Rancher’s hands are subject to dirt under his finger nails.

May 19

I took this picture looking through the fence.  Most cattle are curious animals.

May 19

This is another one of the neighbor’s dogs.  I think he looks cuddly with all that fuzzy fur.

May 19

My little cuddle bug got to go for a ride last week.  I think she enjoyed herself!  Molly spending more time outside is a sign of spring as she is not a fan of cold weather.

May 19

As I finish up the post, the best sign of spring is rain.  I am listening to the much needed rain we have been praying for!


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21 Responses to Signs of Spring

  1. Oh hurrah, Spring has finally arrived in your corner…sweet shot of the the 3 calves. I hope this summer brings you the rain you need to produce a bountiful corn crop!!

  2. Yogi says:

    Nice shots, it looks to me that ranching is a lot of hard work.

  3. Laura says:

    Great fence picture!
    Love the whole set. 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for stopping in, Laura!
      I had problems leaving a comment on your blog. The baby geese picture is awesome.

  4. Tamar says:

    The three cattle – um amazing! Can you imagine if posing humans was that easy!?

  5. Karen says:

    Sounds like a busy week! I love your Three photo. It looks like you got them to pose for you!

  6. Nancy says:

    We enjoyed some much needed, prayed for rain last night as well! You have a busy life and take wonderful pictures to convey what you all do on your ranch.

  7. Janice says:

    Glad spring finally got there! Feels like summer here already!

  8. Sandra says:

    The Scanvenger Hunt looks like fun 🙂 I always enjoy your Sunday post.

  9. abrianna says:

    That last shot of Molly is so funny! Like the three calves too.

  10. Patrice says:

    Great shots, Robyn – your neighbor’s dog is a cutie!

  11. Honey Mommy says:

    What a great set! I love how everything tied in. I almost went and took a macro of a barbed wire fence for my fence pic, but ended up with something else. I grew up in Wyoming, so I have seen plenty of barbed wire, but it is harder to find in the suburbs where I live now!

  12. Linda W says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Yes, the painted hills remind me a lot of the SD badlands. I grew up in Rapid City, so I’m very familiar with the badlands! Nice to hear from a SD blogger.

  13. Linda R says:

    I always love seeing the photos of your cows. They are awesome shots..


  14. Karen says:

    Very nice set of photos, Robyn. I’m going to agree with the commenters above – you three photo is awesome!

  15. Carletta says:

    The three calves and the hand shot are my favorites!
    So glad to hear you have some much needed rain. 🙂

  16. Leave It To Davis says:

    Love all the photos! So glad you are getting rain. We have been blessed with rain this spring so far…hoping it won’t cease now that the heat is on!

  17. Gwen says:

    Hi Robyn, you left a question on my blog … no I am not from Nebraska but we lived near Imperial, NE for several years. We moved to Alberta (where I’m from) in 2011 and still miss NE … we try to get back when we can! I’m guessing you must be from around York? PS I enjoy your blog, it brings back many memories!

  18. Nancy says:

    We received some awesome rain this weekend too. Love your shots Robyn. 🙂

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