the work and the life I live leave a lot to be desired.
When it’s 20 to 40 below zero and I have to go out and feed and care for livestock, tho’ I feel like I really did some good and helped some of God’s creatures, it just ain’t a lot of fun! Granted, I haven’t had to face much cold or snow for quite a few years now.
Putting down my old horses who will suffer from the cold is another job that I am glad I am able to do, but sure isn’t any fun. But I console myself that I am doing them a favor and that it helps remind me of the sanctity of life. I hate to see anything suffer, animals especially, so I tend to help along any suffering creature I come across.
But then there are days like yesterday. November 2nd and warm. 60’s, light to moderate breeze (anyone not living in these parts would call it a wind, but around here we don’t call it a wind until it raises the chain off the ground on our wind gauges. If you don’t understand about that, let me know and I will explain our wind gauges) and sun shiny skies. Good neighbors and friends and a bunch of calves that needed worked.
We headed and heeled the calves to lay them down for their shots and wormer. What a great day! We had good roast beef sandwiches when we got the cattle gathered. A cute little red haired girl of 2 years old to entertain us all and just a greaqt time.
Sometimes I wonder what the poe folks is doing! 🙂