Spring on the Prairie

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.

May 27

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.

May 27

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.

May 27

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.

May 27

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.

I took this picture with my phone and edited with Google+.

I took this picture with my phone and edited with Google+.

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!

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10 Responses to Spring on the Prairie

  1. LaVerne says:

    Good morning! Im in north Texas and still considered in a severe drought but thankfully have had some rain lately.Been reading for a while and love your blog.I was ranch raised and then worked for a rancher for a long time until he passed away.Had to sell cows due to the weather and havent bought back yet.Still got a horse and 3 donkeys (pasture ornaments).

    • Robyn says:

      Hi LaVerne,
      Thank you for your readership and for leaving a comment.
      It’s always fun to hear how people are connected to the ranch or farm.
      I hope your area can get some much needed moisture. I know Nebraska and Kansas are dry too.

  2. Cheri says:

    When the warm weather hits, everything just bursts! I’ve been busting my behind in the yard too.
    We just pulled the bulls out of the heifers.
    Late spring is so pretty with all the green and flowers.

  3. Amy Burzese says:

    You lead a very busy life, but I’m sure it is truly rewarding. I love seeing your photos of the beautiful prairie.

  4. Kim says:

    Spring has finally arrived in your prairie, too! It gives a whole new perspective to life to see some green, doesn’t it? We got anywhere from 0.50 to 0.80″ of rain on Sunday morning, so it’s like the corn shot up overnight practically. We could definitely use more, but at least things got “dusted off” a bit. I’m looking forward to seeing your windows. I’ll try and not be jealous. 🙂

  5. Jen says:

    The prairie is gorgeous right now, love all the wild flowers. Happy to hear you guys were able to find some down time for yourselves too.

  6. Linda R says:

    That is how life goes doesn’t it.. one step forward three steps back.. As long as you enjoy the journey most the time. So glad to hear you got some time away. And your photos are so pretty.. I think summer is here…


  7. Sandra says:

    Yes, the season for lots of grass. Everything looks especially green after this long winter.

  8. Buttons says:

    Oh hugs Robyn it is good that you get off the farm once in awhile and enjoy family and time without the work. Hug B

  9. Bonnie says:

    Glad to hear you had fun. I’m sure it was good to get off the farm after calving. Spring is here.

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