Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Been a wild last 2 weeks. Misty, Matt, and the kids have moved away now. Matt got a job away with benefits and other reasons I won't go into. They are doing good. Misty say she and the kids miss home, I told her we missed them too. They couldn't take Rex with them so I asked they leave him and when they visit the kids can play with him. Rex looks so lonely, we're going to get him a buddy. We're going to get him a buddy though, in the meantime.  Some of the stress was relieved that they were all adjusting and things were working out, still I miss them a lot. Mom sets and cries over it.

  I saw BB and he had to have surgery on his small intestine, but doing good after a bout with that. He was in good cheer and when this heals he needs shoulder surgery.

  I mowed mom's yard yesterday and when the rain subsides Misty's yard the ours. Today we loaded calves for the market, Mark came and helped. It was Megan's first time loading and she done great. Megan manned a 11-12 ft x 5 ft tall stock panel, unattached to anything except her and one other panel. The largest bull about 750 lbs) hit it and she stood him down. He was a little gentle and not totally wild. Then he hit mine and I stood him down too, except briers or metal, could have even been a hoof sliced my leg in two places, one about 2 inches and one about four inches. Camo always hides the blood if it don't wash out, so I was good. Once the first jumped into the trailer the rest followed, Mark came swinging one door and I the other. Six all together and they suggested I sell them as a group, said it'd pay more. First time I even did that, usually I sell the individually. Mark guessed we had at least 3500lbs in the trailer. They were a wee bit larger than they like them, so top dollar I'm thinking is out of the question. I trusted their suggestion at Mascott so we will see. So far there are 10 more to go, just not now.

  We've had a few beautiful days, I needed those. Days like this help the depression go away. The garden area wasn't dry enough today, plus we had the cows to do, but I'm itching to get a garden started. I guess now at 1am I have to lock and load and look around for prowlers again. It is what it is.