I pulled my first calf today! Without any help! At. All. Before I explain the whole story about what happened today that led up to pulling the calf, I will explain what "pulling a calf" means for all my non-ranchy readers. Pulling a calf means exactly that. You loop special chains, rope, twine, or whatever … Continue reading I pulled my first calf!
It's been almost 100 degrees all week and we still haven't gotten our air conditioner fixed so se've all been hot and extra tired lately especially my dad. Haying season is in full swing now and we are almost half done with our first cutting on our pivot. I'm back on a horse everyday … Continue reading Tired and hot this week
Here's some pictures I took in the last few days of what's going on on the ranch 😄 I like to go back and forth between an egg-butt snaffle bit and a Bosal on Sweetheart because it helps keep her mouth soft. Lady helping me keep some of the cows on … Continue reading Some Ranch Pics…
I ground-drove Georgie outside the pen for the first time yesterday and he did great! That was only the 4th or 5th time hes been ground driven and in just a halter no less. I looked up from my desk as I was working on my book and saw this bright fellow staring … Continue reading Nice weather on the ranch
So I had to put over 100 new wood post staples in today and pound back in all the ones that got loose in one of our smaller pastures, and I took my filly Sweetheart to do it. She had gotten a scrape on the post of her shoulder a few weeks ago, nothing bad … Continue reading Riding fence on a fresh horse. What could go wrong?
Not that I'm complaining or anything, but we have had a very easy winter so far. Pretty much all the snow has melted now and it has been very warm out. It's supposed to be in the 70's this Saturday! We are getting ready to start calving, and we got all our bull … Continue reading Is winter over already?
The biggest step going from spring to summer is of course, haying. We did our entire pivot in small squares this year. And we also did a piece of grass land about 30 miles from us for horse hay. And my dad put up a few hundred straw bales a few miles away. … Continue reading My year in review