During the month of November we can see folks posting daily updates describing things they are thankful for. It is definitely a month of #FoodThanks, but once you get to thinking about it, there are all sorts of things in daily life for which we can be thankful. Instead of doing a daily status update, … Continue reading I am Thankful For…
Someone decided to be nice to Pistol when temps dropped down into the 30s last week. She got to stay in for just a little bit.We weighed some bulls to measure their average daily gain I got to watch the sun set on the drive from Knoxville to NashvilleAnd we're working on the silos to … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Week in Ranch Life
My dad is in the cattle marketing business. Sometimes this means he'll act as a cattle broker and help other producers find/sell quality cattle. We'll often do this to help keep high quality cattle in our neck of the woods and it's a win-win for everyone. Last week we had 70 head of heifers changing … Continue reading Wordless (Wordy) Wednesday: Pregnancy Checking Heifers
There's just something about heading down a trail that intrigues me. Whether it be a dirt road in the county, paved walking trail in the park, cow path in a pasture, or an old fence line in a creek bed, the trail always seems to have a story to tell. So I often find several … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Open Trail
Taking some Zzzzs today with the Wordless Wednesday post. I arrived home late yesterday after an AWESOME 3 days in Nashville at the 2011 AgChat Conference. I'll be posting more about what I learned, thoughts to ruminate, a collection of ag products across the continent, and all of the fun people I met. But for now, … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Zzzzs ACFC11
What's a day like in my ranch life? Here's a glimpse: And to think this was a "slower" day... Be sure to view my other Wordless Wednesday on Sitting in the Pasture...
Along with this hot summer weather, comes some early starts on the ranch. We try to get somethings done before it gets hot, but that's alright because I get to enjoy many more sunrises. That's just another day in ranch life when you start the day at 0:stupid-30 And ole Grulla has been getting in … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Summer Sunrise
It's been an unsettled Summer so far. An entire month without rain has left our pastures looking a little brown. With daily temperatures in June just below the century mark cattle have been sticking close to the watering holes. The lack of moisture combined with all this heat and the grass just isn't growing well … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: No Satisfaction
Do cattle still court like people did back in the day? Either way I found this couple off to themselves in the pasture this week. I turned bulls out with the cows back on May 3rd. Our breeding season is 75 days long, so come July 17th the bulls will be headed back to the … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Courting Cattle
It may be the middle of hay season, but we've got some brush cleaning to do when the hay mower gets ahead of the baler. Maybe ya'll can identify these tall green weeds in front of the tractor... Tomorrow I'll tell ya why we have a break between hay fields.