morning to get caught up on some
housework from this last week. Ty
gets a call around 9:00 that they have
located the last calf that got loose from
the semi pot wreck. He saddles up and
heads out to go help get it caught.
We spent the rest of the day with
the kids and their friends at the
National Hand Corn Picking competition
that was located only fi ve miles
from our ranch. We got to visit with
Gathering is a job shared by the
Barnes and their neighbors.
some teams of horses, take a ride in a
wagon, tour the facilities and watch
some corn picking up close and personal.
Dallee and Gus even took 1st
place in the Pedal Pull Competition
and qualifi ed to go to state.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
I did my milk cow chores and we
fed some large rounds to the horses.
After we got all the chores done we
headed off to our church, Lonestar
Cowboy Church in Farnam, Nebraska.
Pastor Greg had a great sermon that
really spoke to my heart and made me
remember how much I need to slow
down and remember to thank the
good Lord for all he has done for me
and my family.
After grabbing a quick bite to eat on
the way through town we headed to
Cozad for Dallee’s volleyball league.
As an assistant coach, I could tell that
she and the rest of the girls are starting
to gain more confi dence. When
we got home that evening we fi nished
chores as a family and ate leftovers as
we do most every Sunday evening.
54 I WORKING RANCH I JUNE / JULY 2020