Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hot Summer Days

When it is hot outside everyone wants to either be in the air conditioning or the water. Around here that is not usually an option. This weekend is no exceptation.

William, Wyatt & I moved some dairy steers to a new pasture yesterday, when we arrived the gate was standing wide open. William had just been down to the pasture this morning and shut the gate because we already had two steers in the field. The land used by a few deer hunters who obviously didn't know the old rule "If the gate is closed keep it closed." We also helped put out feed, feed baby calves, and wash up around the barn.

Wyatt and I looked over the ewe flock at the house as well. Nothing unusual with them. With the amount of rain and reducing our numbers we have plenty of grass. All the breeding ewes are now out on open fields grazing until winter. The lambs were doing well enough we noticed a few that needed deworming. Hopefully we can get that done tonight.

On Saturday, Wyatt and I helped out at the concession stand at the old York Sale barn to raise money for the Fall livestock show. William had to work some calves. We checked the steers we turned into new ground yesterday. We are looking at purchasing about 3o beef cows from William's grandfather, however both parties are still on the fence on the logistics. Now sure how we can juggle them but I am sure we will figure out a way.