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Lots of Girls, Calves and Work SEND US YOUR 12-DAY JOURNAL AND THE FAMILY CAN BE OUTFITTED IN WRANGLER JEANS AND SHIRTS! FREE! We’re looking for down-home folks like yourselves to share your daily ranch life with the rest of us. It’s fun to do. Plus, each member of the family gets a pair of jeans & a shirt from the good folks at LONG LIVE COWBOYS.™ Dr. Hines fl ushed three cows. up behind her and we got the calf out. Praise the Lord. It is a good feeling when something like that goes right. We went back up to check on the girls. Brad and I fi nished the Scavenger Hunt and set the girls loose. The last clue took them out to our calving pasture, so Brad took off with the tractor to feed. The girls were done so they headed home to chore and I helped de-twine bales and run gates for Brad. There was another heifer calving when we were feeding. We got done and went to the house for an impromptu bon fi re complete with popcorn and s’mores. Before dark Brad and I ran through the heifers. Finished up and cleaned up outside and now it’s time to turn in. MONDAY, APRIL 17 We ran our check of the cows early and got chores done shortly after. Darian and Annalee headed out after a bit of school to tag up and treat calves. After lunch they left so Darian could ultrasound a few head of cows for her uncle just a few miles down the road at Grandpa’s. On their way home they stopped at the neighbors’ to check cows and cut just a little bit of fi rewood because of rain and colder temps in the forecast. I took time to get some things fi nished up around home, but went out after everyone was back home. Brad’s brother and his wife were headed to the sale barn with a few head of cattle so dropped his two kids off for a few hours so they could have supper while they were gone. We got supper done, a few rows of potatoes planted and chores done with a bit of playtime before it was time for them to head home. TUESDAY, APRIL 18 Brad and I made our rounds, there wasn’t a lot going on. Grandpa Mel and Jess came over so that Annalee could take Grandpa out to see her two Hereford heifer calves. Darian came back from checking heifers to say we had another with a leg back. They got her in and Darian got the leg right and the calf pulled without any diffi culty. Shortly after, I left with three of the girls for violin lessons in Pierre. Brad and the other girls spent the 64 I WORKING RANCH I MARCH 2018


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