Wow! Nice day out! Must have gotten almost up to 40. Got snow melting, getting ready to turn to ice when the high is 5 above in a few days. I suppose I am going to have to get a guy here to shoe my horses.

I had decided that if it was going to get that cold and stay that way for a while as it sounds like, I might as well get the other cows in closer and start feeding them hay every day. Got that pasture pretty well picked over anyway. When I went to feed the calves and cows I have here close, there were the rest of the cows waiting at the gate. They must have read my mind. So I let them in and put out more hay. Then Cindy and I went to Punkin Center and got more bean and ate lunch at the cafe. It may close, the fist of the year. The lady who was running it is not going to anymore after the first anyway, but hopefully they’ve got someone else lined up to take over.

When we got home I fired up the tractor and unloaded the big bag of bean (weighed about 1300 pounds) and set it in the shed and then cleaned up some hay doodles that were laying around and that the horses and colts had pushed back, while I had the tractor running. The cows will eat it. There were two of the big bales with broken strings so I set one and a half on the wagon. It’s all that would fit and the one bale broke as I was loading it. I’ll have to pitch the rest on tomorrow when I feed.

The pellet stove quit working the other day and just as always I can’t get the damn thing running again, so I have a guy coming from town tomorrow to try and get it going.

I had a cylinder leaking on the loader so I removed it and put another one I have on hand, on in it’s place. The price of oil, it gets pretty expensive, pretty fast when they leak and I already have enough small leaks on the old bugger.

I cleaned out a small tank that I had used for watering and moved it out to use to put bean in for the cattle. It was plumb full of ice so took me quit a while to chop and throw it all out.

That’s about all for today! 🙂

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