We worked cows again today… first we gathered the willow and boxelder patch next to the creek that we call the Double Crossing. (That’s where we left them yesterday.) A mile home and we put them in the corral.
Since it’s not a big day, and the weather was cool (cooler than I was prepared for!), and we are never far from water… guess who the Dog of the Day was?
We sorted the yearling heifers off… plus the cows we’ll be selling soon due to their “open-ness”, or bad teeth, or poor production.
I helped the boys kick the first little bunch into our Ritchie Pasture just before lunch.
I was happy to then stop for lunch and try to thaw out! A little rain and snow flurry had come through, and I was freezing!! I pulled an arm muscle getting on my horse (don’t ask me how, things just happen) and it HURT. Did you know that leather (specifically, saddles) get very *sticky* when they’re wet? Nothing like clambering on a wet, cold saddle…
Anyway, Vernon gave me the option after lunch to stay home… and I did. I felt bad about it… but that looonnnnnggg hot shower I took to thaw out???? It was Divine.
Happy, happy birthday to my dear Victoria! You’ve brightened my life so much! Love, Mom
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