The Full Swing of Calving Season

This past week we got into the full swing of calving. The cows are keeping us busy with new babies and dealing with calving issues. It was another week of challenges, but J and I feel like things are starting to look brighter.

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~Napoleon Hill.

The weather was nice. Calving is a very enjoyable task when the sun is shining and the temperatures are warm. New babies get along much better with favorable temperatures than when it’s cold or wet.

We’ve had a dry spring thus far. All our snow from last winter was soaked up by the earth like a thirsty sponge. The stock dams picked up a little water, but they are not full.

Yesterday afternoon-evening we got rain; a good rain. We are thankful for the moisture and hope this is the start of good spring rains. .73″ of moisture will go far towards getting the pastures and hay ground growing.

Rain made for extra work taking care of new babies, but that’s part of the job.

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait. God helps those who help themselves.” I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

J’s folks came out to the ranch to help during the busy next few weeks. We are grateful for their wisdom, experience and help. J and I appreciate the fresh perspective, optimism they bring.

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.  ~Helen Keller

How is calving or lambing season going at your ranch? Have you started farming? Are you getting adequate moisture?

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2 Responses to The Full Swing of Calving Season

  1. Bonnie says:

    Glad to hear things are looking up. My husband and I have had a very trying start to the year, but things also seem to be looking up for us. Let’s hope things will be fabulous from here on out. Glad you got to spend time with family.

  2. Rose says:

    Some really nice photos…I don’t live on a ranch….never did. But did grow up on a farm.

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