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God’s Love!

May God’s love be with you today and everyday…may you find peace and joy on this Easter Day.

Chores during the Freeze

There are still a lot of chores that must done during these freezes. Ice chunks must be removed from waterers or they will freeze back solid when night comes.

Ice chunks

It is important to clean out any moist or wet feedstuff and replace it with fresh feed. Refill all waterers, inspect all animals for any health concerns, and replace any minerals that might have dissolved or blown away during the storm.

It will be spring before we know it…but in the meantime keep your eye on the clouds!

Another Sign of Spring!

Nestled in the dry winter grasses are the very subtle signs of spring. Here are the first leaves of bluebonnets soon to come.

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!! Yes, these Indian Paintbrush are blooming along the road! They are usually the first sign of Spring but my calendar says January 1, 2022! What will the groundhog have to say about this?

I hope that you have a wonderful 2022. May God bless you and give you peace and strength throughout the year!

Predator Watch!!!!

As you have read in one of my previous posts…a part of taking care of your livestock includes managing predators that also want to enjoy your animals.

The coyotes have been getting closer and closer to the herd. I have several young calves and I am on HIGH alert.

Last night the coyotes were up around the farmhouse….like….close!!!! So close that I found scat in the pasture right next to the farmhouse:

One of the things that is important to learn is recognizing scat. Scat is the term for the droppings of animals. Understanding scat is an important tool in identifying an animal as well as understanding that animals health. At first sighting this morning I thought that this animal had been eating cockroaches….but after a closer look ….it has made me thing that those brown oval things are seeds.???

Interesting….

Sweetest Afternoon Nap

Newest calf enjoying a nap.

Enjoying the Shade

When it gets hot here in Texas the best place to be is under a nice shade tree.

Newest Additions for 2021

There have been two new additions to the herd so far this year! These two are some real cuties! Spunky as all get out!

An Extra Hand on the Ranch!

This afternoon Bunny, one of the rescue goats, decided to try to climb aboard with me as I was feeding. The goats are excellent foragers on the Johnson grass that has started to invade the fields. But today he decided to try and hitch a ride with me and direct my efforts as I was throwing range cubes out for the cows. He is a very good manager! And a very lovable one at that!!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!!