All right… my eyes are slamming shut. It was a busy day. I spent time on cleaning up from branding cooking. Then started to plant a few new trees, but I ran out of time and met up with Brandon, Daniel, Megan, and Vernon to pair out some cows across the highway.
I think I left my camera out in my car. Well, it almost doesn’t matter. I’m not going to go get it and I didn’t take many photos today anyway. Pairing out brand new babies and their moms isn’t an easy chore. About the time I’d think I would take a pic, a calf would lay down, go through a fence, or bawl for its mom WHO WAS STANDING RIGHT BESIDE IT.
I was trying to think up how to describe it to non ranchers… Herding cats is an easy one… babysitting blindfolded two year olds might be another. It is a lesson in humility and patience and frustration. Nevertheless, we finished that bit… then worked on repairing a water tank, then off to another field to pair more out!
I arrived home at six and laid out leftovers for supper, but headed out to finish planting two new pear trees and two elderberry bushes. I have tons of iris that Victoria brought me to set out as well, but I’d had enough for the day and sat down for supper at 8 pm. While I might be tired, Bravo is wiped out as well, laying sound asleep next to my recliner… not his usual self.
Spring air is good for all of us.
Picking her up and dusting her off after her wreck. I wish I had a pic of her filthy dirty face!
She’s back in line, ready for the next calf.
There she is, back at work.
Ranchlife Lesson #3… Perseverance pays.
(pics from my sister, DG, who did a great job when I said take pics of everything!)Find me here!