Just as we were recuperating from one Winter Storm the next is here. Last night was another all nighter checking cows in the wind, rain and ice. We are thankful for the moisture and that we had a chance to catch up between storms. More importantly, the cattle had a chance to recover and rest. I have a feeling it could be an interesting day.
The sun glows bright behind big puffy clouds and against a stunning blue spring sky.
This old bull stopped to stare at me, so I took his picture. I added“Return” texture to this picture.
Beyond the shadow of a doubt, The Rancher is a good stockman. He has an instinct for cattle. Sometimes, I find myself just watching him and how he interacts with the livestock. I was lucky enough to capture these shots of J tagging a new calf.
Nothing says spring like a brand new, still wet, baby calf on a warm sunny day! I added Kim Klassen’s “1402” texture to the grass land. On the upper right hand picture I also added the Skies Laundry Day texture from Nancy at .
A black white-faced calf always brings a smile to my face. We don’t get very many of them and I enjoy the added character a white face adds to the herd.
Spring is a season to celebrate! Nature is awakening out of winter’s cold, plants are blooming and blossoms are showing their beautiful colors to the world. Farmer’s are planting crops and ranchers are birthing livestock. There is nothing like the glow a Rancher has when he goes to feed a bunch of cattle and watch baby calves run, jump, buck and play. He silently celebrates good management, healthy calves, and the fruits of his labor. He may even crack a smile.
Even though winter weather during spring calving is hard work, we celebrate moisture. We know spring is just around the corner.