Sunday, January 13, 2013

Just Another Week

It’s never dull here.  Darling Husband was building a fire this morning so I thought I would walk Dakota and feed the cattle at the same time.  This is what greeted me when I got to the cattle.  
I ran to the house, put Dakota in, asked a kid for my camera, then asked Darling Husband to come help me.  He had no idea what he was coming out too- he hadn’t moved from the fire. 
We moved the sheep again today.  They are along the top of the property.  We moved them on Sunday and I realized right away they were not going to last long eating the area we had them in so they have been getting a lot of hay lately.   Teen Son and I had planned on moving the sheep when he got home today.  A neighbor called today to see if his grandkids could come over and give them some grass.  I was embarrassed that they were in such a stripped out area, but I knew the sheep would be happy so had them come over.
Teen Son came home with several other FFA (Future Farmer of America) boys.  So I had 4 teen boys helping move the fencing, nice!  Stick Boy watched the sheep while we moved the fencing.  Then we all herded the sheep into their new area. 

 I read a lot of blogs and enjoy “Life on a Kansas Cattle Ranch”.  Earlier this week she posted a recipe:, we tried it tonight and it was wonderful.  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 
Usually I make a New Year’s Resolution to stop procrastinating.  This year I decided not to even bother trying.  I’m accepting me.    

Ruby is looking at me instead of the hay.      DH trying to coax the cattle into the trailer.
Finally the steers wanted to eat and everyone else followed them.
Not a lot new has been happening here. 
We have moved the sheep a few times and moved the cattle back to the side pasture.  The pasture they were in is at the bottom of our property and often gets ice down there.  I am always amazed at the difference in temperature from our house to the bottom of the driveway.  I do not have to walk on frost most mornings now and the cattle are a lot closer.  I like that! 
The cattle are happy to be back in a pasture with grass.
The person we are getting the cargo container from keeps putting off our purchase date.  She is moving and needs to clean it out before we buy it – so the fodder is still in the shower and we producing 1 tray a day.  It is enough to keep them trying the fodder but not enough to cut down on our hay purchases.