Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cows, Steers and Heifers

It's that time of the year when our lives are full of fall works.  We've helped a few friends bring home cows from pasture, and I've been so thankful that the weather was nice each time!  It makes for a fun day, outside and on horseback, enjoying all that fall has to offer.

We've also been helping haul cows home from pasture, and since we've had so much moisture this year, that made for a very, VERY muddy job!  Each time we backed up the trailer, we had to have the tractor pull us out.  It made a big job even bigger, but we got it done, thankfully. 

4H has also started, and that means that the Girls needed to go and pick out their steers.  We spent several hours on the weekend looking through a friends' herd for the Girls to pick out their steers. 

After walking through the herd, looking at steers, writing down numbers and then narrowing down their choices, the Girls finally each picked one out. 

It's one of my most favorite parts of 4H.... We'll go pick up the steers in a week and then we'll have our club weigh-in, and then the real work begins.  We always try and get them halter broke right away, when they're at their lightest weight.  Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can continue to do that this year. 

We are still hauling hay, and next week we'll be weaning our calves and shipping them. 

Fall always feels busy, and we're trying to get all the stuff done that we need to before the snow is here to stay.  Thankfully, we've had some nice warm days, so the majority of  that white stuff that we had a few weeks ago has melted.  But we know that the countdown is one, and any day, the snow will be here to stay!