More Work

I’m working more at the library.  Its construction is moving right along, and we have many challenges to meet.

We’re continuing the After the Bell program, though I’ve backed off on the detailed activities and settled for chess tournaments and the like!

It is the future planning that is getting to us now… Will the adult nonfiction fit along the wall?  Do we have the needed shelving?  We bought some used shelving that is shorter than much of our present stuff, but we need to figure linear feet of shelving, and sight lines, and dead space and will the grey shelving and the yellow fit together?

(My wish for repainting of our five different colors of shelving ain’t gonna happen… Much less our dream of all new pretty shelving!)

It’s enough to drive us crazy, and I woke up thinking of “will the science fiction section fit on the dead space wall?”


No, this isn’t ranchlife, but it’s my life!

New Home

We decided to send some of our heifers that we bangs vaccinated yesterday over to a feedlot.  Normally, we would feed them ourselves in a corral throughout the winter and into spring when we AI them.  This year, we’re mixing things up!

We loaded them up…

Then dropped them off in their new home.

They went straight to eating.  Good girls!

Enjoy your new (temporary) home.  See you in May!


We spent the day doing the required bangs vaccination of our young heifer calves.

The Good Doctor and some helpers were on hand.

He has his own tattoo he must place in the ear as proof of vaccination as well as a numbered orange button tag.  By the end of the day, green tattoo ink is everywhere, the chute, the ground, and the Good Doctor.

It might help if there was a better place to hold the green ink filled toothbrush than his mouth, but, hey, whatever works.

Uncle Brandon explains how he is taking some DNA samples from an ear punch to Jaxon.

We haven’t done this before.  It’s a slick little tool that punches a small round sample out of the ear and immediately into a tiny sealed sample tube.  I should have taken more pictures of it, but I was busy writing down numbers and sorting the calves in different directions.

Reagan showed up for a bit as well.

She received her Cowboy Christening, with cow poop splattered on her and her cute pink Muck boots!  Welcome to cow work, Reagan!