of horses, you can see from a distance
which one is Skoke because
all the other horses tower over him
in size, but what he lacks in size he
makes up in heart.
Monday October 23
This morning we woke up
at 5:15 to get ready for a busy day
and do chores. There was a 40
mph wind. At about 6:00 we were
at the corrals three miles west of
the house. Once we got there we
instantly started sorting black from
red calves, and heifers from steers.
One of our friends brought his
ground scale and we scaled them
right in the corrals. As we were
weighing the calves, the brand
inspector looked them over. The
trucks got there at about 10:30
a.m. and were loaded by 1 p.m.
Once the trucks and inspector
left, we went and gathered the pasture
south of the corrals for shipping
tomorrow. This year we sold
on two different videos so there
were two shipping dates instead of
our usual one day. Usually on shipping
day we don’t get home till 8
or 9 but we only had two trucks
instead of three to load.
Tuesday October 24
This morning we had to get up
early again to get over to the corrals
because the truck was coming
early today, but we didn’t
have to sort the red from black
calves so that was an advantage.
At about 9:30 the truck pulled up
to the corrals and was loaded by
In the evenings when there are
pretty sunsets I know that God
has given me another day to live.
noon. For the rest of the day we
hauled all the leftover calves to the
sale barn in Sterling, which is 23
miles from the ranch.
Usually the trucks are waiting
on us to load them and I’m rarely
doing anything because they are
either weighing calves or inspecting
them so I go and talk with the
BY WYLIE FOREMAN, AGE 15
One of our friends brought his ground scale and we scaled them right in the
corrals. As we were weighing the calves, the brand inspector looked them over.
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