Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Ranch notes...

  Moving sheep to greener pastures.

After the good rains we've had, it was time to move the sheep 
to fresh pasture.
Soon we will work them -- de-worm them --
and move them out to summer range.

By mid-May the yearling ewes will begin to have their lambs.
That's a beautiful sight to see!
Mamas and baby lambs out on green grass.

We are still getting calves, but we are nearing the end of that season.
We branded about 150 head of calves on Monday.
They will also go out to summer range in a few days.
Around home, 
I spent the day in the gardens, mulching, weeding, 
and moving little plants to different spots.
I got the lawn mowed too. 


I figured out a bird's song today.
I've been hearing it for days and days and it's the loveliest song.
I finally saw the bird to whom it belongs, 
 the White-throated Sparrow.
Click here if you want to hear the sweet songs too.

~~~~A gorgeous May day on the prairie! ~~~~

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty,
and in the same field it beholds, every hour,
a picture that was never before seen,
and which shall never be seen again.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Sweet shot of the bird and great quote! Now I'll click over to listen to it's song...

  2. Wait! I thought lambs were only born in February on the ranch. Have they been born in May before and I just missed it? Do you still bring bummies in, in May? Hmmm.... Love the shots of the sheep on the prairie -- it's SO pretty!

  3. I love seeing your herds and flocks. It looks like it has been a very good year. I have heard that bird too. I thought it was one of those.
    It sounds like you have been a very busy lady.

  4. I was raised on a farm so it is so much fun to see the ranch!!! I enjoy your pictures so much and it makes my heart hurt that I miss my parents so much...Please keep sharing! Dianntha

  5. That sparrow's song is distinctive! I have learned to recognize the voice of the hooded orioles - they always start "talking" as they sip the sugar water, and when I hear their clicking call I glance over, and sure enough, there is one at the feeder. I'm so proud of myself ;-)

  6. Things are wonderful at the ranch, I see!
    It sounds like you gardened all day! Yay for May.

  7. Wow, that is a striking song coming from that little bird! You all are very busy. You are an energetic lady! Enjoy the warmer weather!


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