As Far as the Eye Can See
I am giving myself 25 minutes to create this blog. What gets done gets done and then I hit publish. Here at the ranch we are doing what we always do at this point in May and thats put herds of cows and calves through the working chute. This allows us to give vitamins, vaccines,Continue reading “Day 43 – Calving Season 2022 – Stealing a Coffee Break”
A very vivid moment within last months epic storm and power outage happened on Tuesday afternoon. That would be about 70 hours into the 94 hour outage. Here is the context………..things were looking up, things felt under control. I checked in with a neighbor who had just had power restored and as a result wasContinue reading “Chapter 2 – The Tenderlands – I Need Help”
If we had to do what we do all alone, we would perish. Our ranch would fail. We would fight more battles than we already do, among our animals, with each other, with our property. We are good at many things, masters of a few, I make bread and buns I am very proud of.Continue reading “Day 40 – Calving Season 2022 – Boy do we need each other!”
The job of Mom-ing holds so many stages. There is nothing earth shattering about that observation but it IS so true. The woman who once carefully color coordinated the clothing and spit bibs of her firstborn child is the same woman who will sit in a theatre this weekend and watch that same child sing,Continue reading “Chapter 1 – The Tenderlands – Wow & Pride”
We have an interesting set of birth announcements to share tonight. It was quite a day and the way some details came together has us smiling. It was exciting for Russ to check the heifers this morning and learn that “Jill” had her calf early on, she was very successful. Yesterday morning the check ofContinue reading “Day 30 – Calving Season 2022 – Its all about Babies”
Its Sunday morning and I’m hoping to get this all put together before Church. Russ and Morgan are out doing the morning check of the herd. We can’t help but compare how it is this morning to last Sunday when the storm had wreaked the worst of its havoc and we were breathlessly trying toContinue reading “Day 29 – Calving Season 2022 – Looking Back”
Things are not getting easier as quickly as we had hoped. We still do not have power (94 hours and counting). We are among the last in our area. It has been such a crazy time. It has been humbling and at times heartwrenching living these days. It feels like there are a million storiesContinue reading “Day 25 – Calving Season 2022 – Check-in”
We have been able to charge our phones enough that I am glad to do an update on this day. What started off as so scary turned out really quite well. Our herd is doing okay, the shelter in the calving yard worked well enough that the incredibly gusty wind was not able to createContinue reading “Day 22 – Part 2- Calving Season 2022”
A quick update. Power went out about 6pm last night. It was a tough night with the wind blowing so hard. I had long stretches of laying and wondering and worrying. It was very hard to keep myself calm. This morning we arose to a view that had Russ cussing immediately. We jumped into gear.Continue reading “Day 22 Part 1 – Calving 2022 – Ummmm wow”
At 9:28 am we have received a fair bit of rain but the wind is not outrageous and temperatures are hovering at 1 degree celsius. We expect rain to become snow this afternoon. I am not in the mood for a super serious post despite the fact that these are serious days we are living.Continue reading “Day 21 – Calving Season 2022 – Saturday morning coffee.”
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