Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ranch Work Today

Today was windy, cloudy for the most part and hot & muggy. I left Shari sleeping and went to my sister and her husband's ranch in Beaumont, TX about 40 miles from home. I fed the chickens, dogs, cats, peacock and peahen and the 16 new heifers. "New" indicates that they are to young to meet the bulls.

Then we went out to the West end of the ranch and rebuilt a fence gap that some uncaring beekeepers ran over the posts rather than moving the gap out of the way when entering....always exciting for early morning.

We fed the two ponds stash of catfish and other fishes and checked on the two injured calves both of which were attacked by wild dogs a few weeks ago. One "Ears" got both of his ears chewn off and the other escaped with some scrapes and scratches. Both were well and grazing on some sweet clover grass.

The rest of the day we worked to enclose the upper half of an equipment shed in an effort to keep the dump truck, hay accumulator and grapple, and mowers out of the weather. It had a roof but needed some short sides to keep wind blown rain off the equipment.

I am trying to get photos of our two young male goats...which will be put up for sale if I can get them to stand still long enough for a photo for the on-line paper.

I came home at about 4 PM, Shari had dinner in the works and we will spend this evening surfing, playing games and chatting.

3 comments:

Joe and Sherri said...

Well you wore me out with all that work!!

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Golly, you wore me out too, Jake.

JB said...

Don't you just love it when some idiot thinks it's easier to drive over the gate than walk the 20 extra feet it would take to get it out of the way.

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