Tuesday, December 3, 2013

They are Gone for Winter

So, I’ve been having a little bit of trouble with the blog lately.  It might not have helped that my husband reconfigured a bunch of things on our desktop, and I can’t find anything.  Or, it could be that fact that he also installed Windows 8 – as of now, I hate it.  Or, maybe blogger is just messing up again.  Whatever it is, I cannot upload pics.  So, sweet Sheena told me about Windows Live Writer.  It will definitely take some getting used to but maybe it’s the key!  We’ll see!

These cattle left the ranch today.  We’re finally entering the home stretch with this year’s babies.  We weaned them about a month ago (always a hard thing for them) and have been taking care of them and making sure all are well before we send them to corn stalks to fatten up through the winter.  Yep, our cattle eat more than grass.

It’s hard to believe this is a 9 month old baby, isn’t it!
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With these gone, life on the ranch will get somewhat slower.  We have some cows who will calve within the next month, and our bigger crop will calve starting in March.  So, for now, it’s feeding them, watching for sickness and keeping a close eye on the first-year mommas (who are known to have trouble having their first calves). 

We got these shipped out just in time for a cold front moving in tomorrow.  Hopefully it’s a wet winter!


  1. I LOVE this. Brings me back. I grew up on a farm and, while we raised fat cattle and rarely had babies and mamas, it's so cool to read about how you are living it now. :) Thanks for that.

    And I hope you like WLW! Let me know if you have any questions! My fave part is how you can adjust pictures to whatever size you like, not like blogger's small, medium, and large junk.

  2. I really enjoy your ranch stories so much. I miss the farm terribly. This time of transition, of living in town while we wait for a new homestead/acreage to farm, is really difficult. Isn't is nice to slow down a bit during the winter months?? It's good for us and it's good for our hubbies too. :)