Thursday, July 24, 2014

#11 Completes Delivery Season- 7/22/14

#11 was last to calve last year and is even later this year.  She had another bull- this time black and must have been born yesterday 7/22/14 because he wasn't going to stand still to be tagged. He will be #46 first time he goes through the squeeze chute.   She picked the same spot as last year also.  According to Grandaughter Remedy the calf's name will be "Boy".

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rot proof fence Posts

A side benefit of the oil industry in this State is the abundance of drill stem around.  We got 130 lengths to start replacing rotted wooden posts.

Breeding begins 7/4/14

I decided to do the first thirty days of breeding with a yearling cross.  Hopefully he will get the heifers.  The big bull calves were far too big for heifers this year.  #16 was the first I noticed bred on the 10th.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

#10 finally delivers #45 girl 6/18/14

I've been watching closely for two weeks and finally #10 delivers a white/dun point heifer- #45.  She was already ready for a foot race  By tomorrow she would have won.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pippy Longstocking's Day 6/5/14

Pippy had large black bull #44 Judah about 1 PM this afternoon.  She needed no assistance this time.  Went to the very spot where Liberty was born last year.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6/5/14- #26 Has Twin Bulls #40, #41

I couldn't find #26 yesterday 6/5/14  and finally found her this morning off in a corner with two healthy little bull calves.  Both white with black trim but one is only dark on the inside of the ears.  Was barely able to catch and tag them.  Mom is very protective of both of them.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Swallows Arrive just a few hours early 5/14/14

My unofficial benchmark date for arrival of the swallows  of the 15th of May was only off by a few hours this year.  Saw the first pairs of swallows yesterday in the high winds that were forcing us into a red flag alert as far as starting outside fires.

No signs of nesting yet but two days ago I heard the first Robin fledglings so they have produced the next generation in less than two weeks.

6/2/14  I had seen two of my 24 unit swallow condo being entered and had hopes that they were nesting.  Apparently they were just stealing hay.  At least 50 actives nests are buzzing with activity in the banks but there is no interest in the manufactured nests.