I am so thankful the temperatures have moderated from the below zero, whisker-freezing, not calf- friendly December we were having so far. I hate to jinx anything, but our geo-thermal waterers have been acting as advertised! Unfortunately, we outgrew our covered hay storage this year so that means dealing with frozen and snowy tarps. Who needs P90X when you have a haystack for a nemesis?
Some of the early calving ladies are looking pretty miserable as they creep around on the frozen ground between the straw, the water and the food. I can see and feel their babies rippling around their sides, which is one of my favorite things in the world. Soon I will get the all the Christmas presents I have been waiting 9 months for! Callie is off making some pre-made babies for us and Ester will get her turn next.
It is great to hear all the cows and bulls we have sold are doing well and making us proud. Our pen of weanling heifers is something we are truly excited about and I can hardly wait to AI them this Spring. Oh and we did end up picking a different AI sire for them (see post below).
Merry Christmas to everyone. We sure have a lot to be thankful for here at G&B Ranch. The very first thing on the list is our family and friends who have been there every step of the way to support, give us guidance, and offer us great opportunities. Thank You!