I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. J and I ate dinner at Cousin T’s with J’s extended family. We had a fun afternoon visiting and playing cards.
When I started my blog I stopped sending out Christmas cards. I was posting several times a week and figured if family and friends wanted to know what we were up to they could look on my blog or Facebook page. This year I decided to send a Thanksgiving greeting.
The back side reads: May we be thankful for our many blessings and celebrate the health safety and freedoms that we have.
We have had a little taste of winter. The temperatures have been cold with single digit lows and highs in the mid 20’s. I’m not complaining as we’ve had sunshine and the wind has been minimal. Wednesday we got a little snow and it snowed again Saturday night. Just enough to cover up the brown ground and provide pretty morning frost.
The cows continue to “go out and make a living” grazing. At the same time, they don’t seem to turn their nose up on the days we cake them. It’s good to gather them up and get a good look at the ole girls. Rosie likes the opportunity to round up cows.
A couple of you have asked about cow cake. I’m not sure why it’s called cake, but range cubes is another name. It’s a highly concentrated feed for cows that comes in pieces that are 2-4 inches long and about an inch in diameter. We find it’s a great supplement to cattle grazing winter range. The “cake wagon” is a feeder we have on the back of the pickup that distributes the cake. J has it calibrated so we know how many pounds of cake are being augured out for the cows.
J has taken advantage of the slow down and spent some time hunting. He went looking for a deer one afternoon. He saw a few white tails, but no big bucks. Friday he went pheasant hunting with Cousin T, Cousin T’s Uncle, the brother to Cousin T’s Uncle and Roy. They had a successful bird hunt! Saturday J, Roy and Jay (Roy’s cousin) called coyotes and deer hunted. Roy shot a nice mule deer!
Yesterday we met Sister, Kolby and Miles in Motorcycle City. They went to Wyoming on a sheep delivery trip and came through the Hills on their way back to Iowa. We had a short, but nice visit.
J and I went on to the Big City to run errands. We stopped at ate supper with T and B on our way home. It was another wonderful day with family.
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6