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Thankful!

There are so many things to be thankful for this year!

Newest calf for 2022

This little bull calf will be the last of Diesel’s offspring. He has both Butler and Wichita Reserve bloodlines. He is staring to get a little brindle streaking on his face.

Stardom 16

This 16 month old bull calf is full Butler breeding from Frank Anderson’s ranch. He will take over as herd sire. He has a lovely top line and a sweet disposition! I’m looking forward to seeing his offspring next fall.

Finally, we are finally getting some much needed rain! The stock tanks are dangerously low and the pastures need some more deep soaking rains. It’s these rains that also help the wildflowers which are quietly staring to grow. More about that in my next post.

With everything that we have all been through these past few years I’m taking the time to thank God for his blessings each and every day! Thank you and may God’s blessings be with you each and every day!

Maybe Rain???

Praying for rain!!!

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!

BIG Freeze in Texas

There is a saying that if you’re gonna do it …do it in a BIG Texas way!!!

This is what I would call a BIG Texas freeze!!!!

Frozen solid!!!!

A Very Welcome Sight!!

A new arrival for the new year!

The Night Before Christmas!

T’was the night before Christmas…as the poem goes…

And all through the farmhouse…

Not a creature was stirring….

Except for these three who seemed to be on the lookout!!!

We are wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sweet Rain…Brings Sweet Grass…