The Neighbor’s Yearlings

The pasture that boarders us to the west is owned by a man from North Dakota who runs yearlings; lots of yearlings. Being curious animals yearlings aren’t afraid to come up to the fence and check out what’s happening. Being the photographer I am, I like to take their picture.

June 5

When we go to the Big City I like to stop at Gordman’s. I think it’s a fun store and I always find a good deal on something I really don’t need. I was excited when I found Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavored coffee on clearance. Yes, you read that right Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavored coffee! It smells and tastes heavenly.

June 5

I finally finished The Goldfinch. It took me forever to read: 1) May was hectic, the days were long and by evening my attention span got short and my eyelids heavy 2) It’s a long book. I consider The Goldfinch in the same genre as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If you liked Stieg Larsson‘s book series you will probably like Donna Tartt as well.

June 5

I spent yesterday morning power washing tractors and cleaning the inside. This is not my favorite job as I don’t enjoy being wet and muddy. I will admit washing went good, I had a decent morning to work and I like to see the results of my labor. Rosie loves to help; she has no problem being wet or muddy. I requested that J wash windows. This morning I get to tackle smaller vehicles.

June 5

Yesterday Cousin T came over for dinner. We fed him before branding the last 11 babies. All calves are worked and ready for grass!

June 5

We continue to be blessed with moisture; we’ve had nice showers several evenings this week. There has been sever weather in the Black Hills and across Nebraska. Prayers to those that have experienced extreme storms, hail or tornadoes.

What are you reading? What is one of your favorite stores to shop at? What is a farm/ranch task that is not a favorite? 

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14 Responses to The Neighbor’s Yearlings

  1. kerrie says:

    Look at those faces….I am swooning

  2. Kim says:

    I’m reading a couple of different things – “Making Sense of the Bible” by Adam Hamilton and, for fun, “Delirious” by Daniel Palmer. (I like mystery/thrillers for my escapist reading!) I like browsing in book stores. As far as tasks I don’t “prefer,” that would be yard work. I wish I liked it, but I don’t.

    • Robyn says:

      Kim,
      I’m not a big yard work fan either. I do have to admit I do find myself pulling a few weeds when I am not quite ready to go in the house yet. Once I get started mowing it’s not so bad; after 3-4 hours I am ready to be off the mower.

  3. Buttons says:

    Oh I LOVE the photos of the cows behind the fence. I have to say I am not thinking of anything else right now because of your mentioning Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavored coffee I am dreaming and drooling now.:) Hug B

  4. Darcy says:

    My favorite stores to shop at are online; Nordstrom, The Loft and Land’s End – all for work clothes. And my least favorite chore is probably loading & setting up panels in different places…luckily now we have our portable alleyway and we don’t have to do that quite so often. 🙂

  5. Myla says:

    Robyn, you’re always such a busy gal! The coffee you mentioned sounds Ah-mazing! I’m going to have to research a little about Goldfinch, several people have mentioned it. I just started The End of Your Life Book Club which is a true story of a mother and son who start their own book club and discuss at her chemo treatments. So far, so good. I have to start Orphan Train ASAP as it’s my book club book this month and our meeting in 6/22!!

  6. Those yearlings are cute… and attentive! Cattle have more intelligence and personality than most city folk would think… as to reading, I haven’t found any fiction that has caught me in many years probably the last was reading Robin Cook’s medical thrillers years ago (because they were cheap in the second hand stores, although now prices aren’t as inviting, maybe it’s time for some garage saling) hmmm, my fav store… for clothes it is Lane Bryant (I’m a bigger size) but for bargains, I like Big Lots. Farm chores, well I don’t have a farm, but when I was a kid I hated pulling suckers off the corn most…

  7. Gwen says:

    I also just read the Goldfinch and enjoyed it (although there was rather a lot about drugs, wasn’t there?) but apart from that it was a great story. It’s interesting how terrorism and vice have crept into our literature.
    Favorite stores … hmmm … does Amazon count? (I can buy just what I need and no distractions.)
    Least favorite chore … must be picking up dog poo. Although I love our dog.

  8. Cheri says:

    My idea of cleaning the ranch trucks and feed truck is leaving both doors open and hope the wind is strong enough to blow the dirt and scum out! Ha! 🙂
    The neighbors have yearlings bordering out southern pasture. Hundreds of yearlings! Only 3 got in with our cows. They were fun to try to get out! But we got er done!
    Home Depot is one of my fav stores! Along with a farm store called Big R. I could spend hours in there, and I don’t like shopping!
    Cheri

  9. Laurie says:

    Those ladies look great! Yearlings are so very curious. I am in a reading rut. I like mysteries, put nothing too deep. Something fun with twists and turns and I can’t seem to find anything new like that. Suggestions please! I don’t like cleaning out the barns. Be it the shop or the livestock barns, it is a dirty and back breaking job.

    Thanks for joining this weeks Country Fair Blog Party!
    Laurie – Country Link

  10. Bonnie says:

    I have many stories about silly yearlings. They are such curious little buggers. Good photos. We didn’t get hit too hard here at the northern end of the hills.

    • Robyn says:

      Bonnie,
      Glad the sever weather missed you. It’s been an interesting weather week. We’ve had nice rains most evenings this week. Last night we got a half inch. South of us about 20 miles they had 3 inches of rain, pea sized hail and wind damage. Our grass and crops look really good. We keep our fingers crossed that we don’t get hit with hail.

  11. You got some very nice shots, too!

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