they will be setting up temporary
electric fences. They plan around dugouts
we can pump from according to
how big each pasture is as well as to
how to rotationally graze so one part
of the ranch doesn’t end up grazed
down too much and is ruined.
After a hearty breakfast of biscuits
and gravy, and fruit, the guys went
out on the Gator together to tag and
check the herd. Tagged 15 new calves
this morning. Everything seemed
well with the herd so they spent the
rest of the day working on breaking
their colts and riding out in the pens.
I went out to watch for a while then
got some steaks going on the grill.
After supper, the guys rode till dark,and I built a fire to enjoy. It was an
unusually calm evening with a phenomenal
sunset! When Brandon got
in, we realized we didn’t have any hot
water, after checking it out it appears
there is a problem with the hot water
heater. Hopefully, we can have hot
SUNDAY, MAY 3
The guys went out to tag calves
and make sure everything is happy
out in the pasture while I warmed up
cinnamon rolls. Brandon also made
a pan of steak and eggs when he
got in and after that we listened to
our church service online which has
been the usual now during Covid-19.
Brandon’s family came for lunch and
afterward we girls took a walk along
the railway track by the ranch and
passed through an old cemetery.
After they left, Brandon and I drove
down to Drumheller, about an hour
away from the ranch, to meet a couple
of friends. We haven’t socialized
much in a long time because of social
distancing, other than seeing our
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The Toews run an Angus/
Simmental cross cowherd.
48 I WORKING RANCH I NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020