J, out of the blue today, said he wanted me to do something with Brother's mane. We are taking him to a show tomorrow for a halter class and the possibility of a walk/jog class depending on how things look. So I said, let's make it western.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
V starts her summer job this week, waitress at a local restaurant, so she wanted to go to the beach for a short vacation before she started work.
And now for something totally different, tough guy with a cat. I've seen tough guys with cats, but at the beach on a leash was a new one. I'm not sure the cat was too thrilled with the prospect of getting close to the waves. Looks to me like he's checking out how to escape back out of there.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
We got the last group of cows worked today. V was home from college and E checked out of school early because not much is going on the last few days of school.
I had some questions last post about using a composite bull. J's theory is that if you have a crossbred program you like, it is easier to keep the percentages with a crossbred bull. If you use a purebred then there is a higher percentage of that one breed. Our herd is mostly Angus based with red Angus, Hereford, Simmental and Tarentaise. We also have a new bull this year that has a small percentage Brahman. Our main bulls are purebred Angus and Hereford though. J is trying to produce a cow that will be optimal for our location and management.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
He's first comment was, "I wonder if a taillight will be out." Sure enough, one was. I forgot about the nest until the next day.
These little guys had been on two trailer trips. The parents where there waiting when we got back.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The poppies are still blooming.
Monday, May 20, 2013
J and I had a great time at our first show of the year. V and E were with uncle M at the beach, so we decided to just go and take our own horses.
Our best class was Adult walk/jog.
Didn't J take some great pictures!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
E came home with an arm load of academic awards Tuesday.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
J has another orphan calf to raise. It seems like there is at least one every season.
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