I hope very one had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday morning we headed out to sort off the yearling bulls to turn in with the replacement heifers. It’s always amazing how fast turning out bulls comes around every year. It’s hard to think June is a week away; April and May passed in a blur.
Those last 5 cows are still hanging in there. Dad had to call and brag that he got his last calf on Sunday morning.
Saturday afternoon J and I attended the Memorial Services of J’s Great Uncle. After the services there was a lot of visiting with family and friends. We spent the evening at the Ranch of J’s Great Uncle enjoying more visiting and a grill out. It’s always nice to catch up with family and fellow ranchers; we all seem to be too busy to get together regularly.
Sunday morning J and I got up to do chores. J fed the last load of silage and ground hay to the yearlings! We are ready to clean the wagon up and put it away until fall. We opened the gates and let the yearlings in to graze the tree patches; happy cattle.
By mid-morning we were headed to the big city. J’s Sister hosted a birthday gathering for her Mom. J and I were ready to get off the ranch for a few days and decided to stay over night. It felt good to relax for the weekend. We did some necessary shopping and I got to do a little fun shopping while J squeezed in a golf game. We hung out with J’s sister’s family,tried a new to us restaurant, and got to see J’s Aunt from back east.
I am always telling J “if I’m not a half step ahead I’m three steps behind.” With the warm weather the crops, grass and dandelions exploded, literally over night. The yard needs mowed again, the rhubarb is ready to pick and J needs to start summer fallowing.
I picked up plants for my container garden. I also got some flowers and seeds to add color to the yard. I expanded my gardening project and added a few flower containers. Look for a gardening post soon.
Over the last 9.5 years we have slowly replaced the windows in the house. We are down to one window and it’s coming later this week. J got another window on the KBHB Radio Auction; we are putting in a bay. It’s going to be a messy process, but we are excited for the improvement. I will share pictures next week.
As you can see the prairie is starting to bloom with beautiful flowers; the grass is green and growing. It’s finally spring!