Monday, June 27, 2011

Working under the sun....

 It was a gorgeous morning to work cows.  Would you look at that blue sky and puffy clouds?  These fellas were chosen from the remuda today.  I didn't get to ride horseback this time, but I helped push up cows which was still fun.  We got the heifers in and poured them with insecticide to keep down the flies and mosquitoes and other biting bugs.

 The cows and the bulls are all treated and now they'll go back out to pasture.  It's breeding season so the bulls are turned in and doing their jobs.  Can you spot the big bugger with horns?

It was a perfectly lovely day to be outside.  The sheets are hanging on the clothesline and one lawn is mowed and treated for weeds.   I got the bikes out of the bunk house and I'm ready to go for a ride out to the hay field.  Son, A, took the swather out and started cutting hay today.   Look at those nice, big windrows!

"Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one's labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward."
~Ecclesiastes 5:18


  1. Hasn't the weather the last few days been gorgeous? Your pictures are so pretty too -- I love the one of the bike and dog in the field!

  2. My husband claims this as his life verse LOL! Looks like a beautiful day to enjoy for sure. Our son has been enjoying patrolling on horses for part of his job now that the weather is better. He really enjoys it...

  3. The pictures look idyllic. So beautiful but I know how much work bringing in hay is.

  4. You should decorate your bike for the fourth of July, Jody! There are so many exciting things happening at the ranch! I hope you had a semi-quiet day.

  5. I just had to comment on your hay fields; how I would love to rake hay in a field with long swathes!! Our fields are mostly all small ones, bordered either with big trees or ditches, or creeks, and that makes for a lot of curves to go around and more stress to try to gather it all up, and a lot of turning at points. I rake for my husband; we have no sons. I guess it takes all kinds of fields to make this great land of America.

  6. You guys deserve some pleasant weather! It is hot as blazes here.

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  8. What a beautiful place you live in! I love your little bike basket....I should ride my bike in the fields, too! I am going to keep that verse posted in our house is lovely:).



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