Being back on the ranch is great, but its not all fun and games. We have many cattle to feed, calving season starts next month, and we have some pasture management to catch up on.
Lucky for me, doing the chores on the ranch include some of my favorite things in life – hanging around cattle and horses and operating all sorts of equipment. This past summer was not great for hay production due to extreme heat and little to know moisture. We supplement this lower quality stockpiled forage with some feed ration to provide needed energy and nutrients.
Feeding hay may not be my favorite past time, especially when the wind blows all the hay in your eyes and face, or when I am dredging through mud and cold. But the cattle need to eat and I am thankful for an awesome cab tractor to keep me warm and dry.
A day on the ranch is full of work and the unexpected, but when you truly love what you do every day, it is never considered work. Even in the worst, or best, of conditions.