Hard work. Big Rewards. Bigger blessings. Life on a South Dakota ranch.
Time has gotten away from me once again, which doesn’t surprise those who know me. To the rest of you, the closet door is open and I’m introducing another of my many skeletons. You’ll learn to love her given enough time, or learn to tolerate her anyway. She is lovingly (or grudgingly) known as Miss Procrastination. Every day I think “I need to get a JARW post done.” And that dang Miss Procrastination ‘saves’ me from getting it done day after day. Today, however, she is locked in the closet and I’m getting this post done no matter how hard she knocks on the door or how loud she hollers.
My last few weeks have at least been productive. We have preconditioned calves, shipped calves, pregnancy tested cows, hauled cows closer to home, attended local church soup suppers and local pancake suppers, cheered at volleyball games and football games, watched our daughter be crowned the high school homecoming queen, hauled hay, watched hay burn up… the weeks have been busy. I’ll save you reading time and instead give you a pictorial glimpse of our last few weeks.
UPDATE: Here it is SEVERAL days later and I have yet to get this done. Today is the day!!
Entertaining herself while waiting to push up the next bunch of calves.
Granny cussing me because I had caught her on camera. 🙂
Fred and the Wild Child pushing up calves.
Pine and his brother, Matt, discussing the merits of a heifer calf.
It was a LONG day and eventually little ranch kids need a break.
Granny & Papa checking out calf weights while shipping.
Heifer calves coming off of the truck.
Trent & the WC waiting for another load to show up.
Our volleyball girls supporting “Pink Out” and the fight against breast cancer. They wore pink socks and pink hair bands all month long.