May, always proves to be one of the busiest months of the year. This year is no different. May is a month full of cattle work, early mornings and long days for the Hubby.
The majority of our calves are branded and we hope to get the rest of them branded soon. Earlier this week, J and the folks helped some neighbors work calves. There are a few cows left to calf; the tail enders always seem to take their dear sweet time.
There are pairs to move to grass and yearlings to work. All in the very near future.
I have to admit, I was very excited when I captured this calf shot last weekend. The neighbors Horned Hereford Bulls were along the roadside too. I couldn’t help but stop!
Flexible scheduling becomes very important this time of year. Plans are made, but often changed. The work will all get done. Sometimes it seems a bit overwhelming and hard to head to the town job knowing there is so much to do at home.
The weather has been beautiful this week. Warm sunny days for growing grass, working calves and farming. After our blessing of rain earlier this month we are in need of another good watering.
The cattle are ready for green grass and the grass is almost ready for them.
Fritz has discovered playing in the dirt is fun! I have discovered that Fritz can reach over the sides of the tractor rims I am using as my container garden. I am guessing my spinach is not impressed with puppy play.
How is your May going? Is the weather cooperating so you can get your cattle work done?
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