Today’s Weather: High of 61. Low of 26. Beautiful and sunny.
Today On The Ranch: About a week ’til the first PV calves hit the ground this year and, after a few quiet months, business is picking up around here again! Time to get all the mamas situated in their calving pastures. First item on the agenda: moving first-calf heifers off of winter grass and distributing them between Butte Camp, Horse Camp, and Ridge Camp (traditionally each of these three camps calves out a third of the heifers). Beau left home about 9:30 this morning to work toward that end. He, Sam, and Vergal spent the day horseback — counting, sorting, and trailing heavy heifers. Meanwhile, Brian and Tyrel were moving cattle around at Horse Camp. Beau’s trailer rattled back into headquarters about 8:30 tonight — not really because anything went wrong with the day’s work, but because it was just a long day, and he said the trail through The Hayes Place was pretty muddy and slow.
Nathan, the high school kid from Roundup who worked here last summer, pulled into the yard this evening and I pointed him to the bunkhouse. His school is shut down because of the Coronavirus scare, and the gas station he was working at laid him off, so we’re darn glad to have him back… whether it be for a few days or a few weeks.
What’s Inspiring Me Today: As of today the springtime birds are officially back, singing those familiar springtime songs that connect me to every springtime I’ve experienced in my lifetime of living in this house.
Today’s Best Photos:
© Tami Blake