Slow Week

 This week has crawled by for me.

Sunday and Monday brought sunshine and temps in the 20’s.  It was a nice warm up.  Sunday also brought T&B home.  We ranch with J’s folks and live in the same yard.  T&B have been wintering in the Black Hills and are now home for calving season.

Monday J and the cattle working crew (J, the folks, J’s cousin and a neighbor couple) ran the cows through the chute to give a pre-calving shot.  J’s sister and her husband came home in the evening for a short visit.

Bred heifer soaking up some sun.

Tuesday and Wednesday we had high temps in the low single digits and wind.  I think March came in like a lion.

Calving continues.  March 1st was the official start date for the majority of the 1st calf heifers. 

I seem to have taken a liking to vampires and werewolves.  One of the ladies I work with loaned me Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.  I am hooked and am 3/4ths of the way through book 2, New Moon, in the saga.

 I have managed to get the house spiffed up.  It always feels so good when the house is clean, no matter how short lived.  Oh, and Molly got a bath too!

The short term weather forecast looks doom.  They are calling for a winter storm early next week.  They are not sure of the storms track and where it is going to hit the worst.  Needless to say we could do without a storm and major snow accumulation. 


The good news is my hens keep laying.  The pullets started laying on New Year’s Eve and they seem to have “jump started” the old hens.  I am getting at least 18 eggs a day and up to 22 or 23. 

Farm Fresh Eggs

What is the weather doing at your house?  What book(s) are you reading? 

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5 Responses to Slow Week

  1. Kari Sanders says:

    I’ve noticed our chickens are laying more eggs too. Do you order more chicks every year? We ordered 25 last year and I think we need to do it again this year. It is snowing here this morning. Ray has a check up in Rapid City this afternoon, so we’ll see if we end up going. I guess that will cut the shopping short. Take care, Kari

    • Robyn says:

      Yes, we get pullets most years. A 2-3 year old hen is an old bird. I saw on the wather that your area was getting some snow. Hope it is not a lot. Think Spring!

  2. Jona says:

    Yesterday, 22 degrees felt like a heatwave! The wind is blowing today though, which makes it cold.
    I am reading a really interesting book called The Shack. It’s about a man who spends a weekend in a cabin with God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus. I wasn’t sure about it at first (reading it for a book club), but I can hardly put it down. I’ve never had faith/Christianity/the love of God explained like this before!

  3. Aunt Linda says:

    our weather is in flux. It will be in the lower 30’s one day and the upper 50’s the next. I am reading the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris. These books inspired the True Blood series on HBO. the books are fun to read. I have to pick up the Autobiography of Mark Twain after work tonight. They are holding it for me at the library. Keep warm and a big pat and scratch behind the ears to Molly.

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