This week the crew was weaning and preg-checking in the snow. The cowboys came to our place and gathered the cows & calves, weaned, preg-checked, and culled. It was mostly sunny, but we did get a few snow flurries as they worked. Pretty chilly, too. The temps were in the teens most of the time.
Dogs are so useful when working cattle! One breaks away from the herd and boom! the dogs are after it! They will bring that stinker right back. I love watching them work. I wish I knew more about working dogs and how to train them. I think I would really enjoy it.
Snow makes pretty neat photos, but in reality even gentle snowfall can be miserable when you are trotting through it. And it’s rare to get a ‘gentle’ snow in these parts. Mostly stinging ice particles! Hard to acclimate to, for this southern girl. But look at my Jenni-girl! She goes dashing through the snow as if it wasn’t there! I want to be like her when I grow up.
Once all the cattle are in the corrals, they sort the calves off the mamas. My nephew is spending some time with us, and Jenni enjoys having him here to help her work cattle. They are two of a kind! ð They are excellent help, by the way. If you don’t have teens at your house, you need to find some!
I am sure enjoying my warm wood fire in the stove. (although it did get too hot when all the cowboys were here for lunch!) I made beef stew and fresh rolls for lunch the first day, with pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Then I made a bigger meal the second day; cheesy potatoes, roast beef, broccoli salad, peas, and cherry pie.