4 12, 2012

It Has Begun

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:25+00:00 December 4th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|3 Comments

My friends all know that starting around Thanksgiving, they won’t see much of me – because IT begins……….the calving!!!  It is fast and furious to say the least. And if you thought you could use that line from Gone with the Wind – “Oh, Miss Scarlett, I don’t know nothing about birthin’ them babies” – [...]

30 11, 2012

Fall Cattle Work

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:25+00:00 November 30th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|2 Comments

Ranch work is truly never done.  So now it is time to saddle up again for Fall  work.  This work is all about the health of the Cow.  A vaccine protocol and worming regimen has already been discussed with our vet Dr. George Beeler.   He works with us on a health plan that fits our [...]

26 09, 2012

Shipping Day

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:26+00:00 September 26th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|2 Comments

There are certain “big” days marked on our calendar.  Every year they come around – every year the day is greeted with great enthusiasm.  Around the first of December the first calf is born.  Everyone is excited to see that first baby – every year!!  Feb. 22 the bulls are gathered and put out for [...]

17 08, 2012

Pearl and her BFF

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:26+00:00 August 17th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|2 Comments

On a ranch, every day is different and try as you may – all things do not go according to plan or on your schedule.  When I first got to the ranch, I was up 24-7 checking cattle.  After a couple of calving issues where things did not go as expected, my vet told me [...]

3 08, 2012

Cattle Call

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:26+00:00 August 3rd, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|7 Comments

Yesterday was 107 degrees.  It strikes fear in our hearts as we think back and remember last year – the heat – the high winds – the evaporating ponds and creeks – hauling water -  hauling hay.  This year we were blessed with a real Spring with cooler temperatures – early rains that brought our [...]

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