We finally had our last show of the year, the kids are sad our show season is over, and we don’t get to see our show family over the winter. We will miss you all.
Monday we had Steer of Merit, all of our kids ended up with a check, Kaine had Reserve Champion with his CBJLS steer, his BF Steer barely missed, he was a little low on DWG. Kade got a check with his BF steer, his CBJLS had a little too small of a rib eye. And Anna got one with her CBJLS steer.
Tuesday Toni spent with Dr. King getting the animals winterized. We preg checked Kool, who is in foal, Stinger, who is not in foal, Hottie who is in foal, Pistol who is in foal, and Money who is not in foal. We also pulled blood and stool samples on Kool as she is older and not in the best of body condition to see how we could improve that. We just got Kool a few months ago, and she is really doing well. We are so excited to have a Smokin 45 daughter. We also gelded a colt, fixed a hernia, looked at the two head injuries, and did more stuff that I can’t remember. Dr. King had to be at her next place at 3, and she left us at 10 to 3. Then we proceeded to deworm and haul six more mares out to winter pasture. Tuesday was a long day.
Wednesday was Halloween so Toni went to the school to help in Jax’s classroom then grabbed the kids from school and took them trick-or-treating. First stop was with our grandma and grandpa to scare them. Toni drives the kids around and got home with the kids around 7. We get pizza every year on Halloween and eat candy. Cousin Kendel and her family came and ate with us.
Thursday and Friday were actually normal days. Toni turned Eagle out to recover from his hernia surgery. Felix got moved back with the other colts. We continued to work on the ones that needed to be halter broke and doctor our three that need doctoring. Per the norm, the foals are coming along really well.
Saturday we woke up early and Ben, Anna, Kaine, Kade, Adrian and I headed into the Western Showcase in Moses Lake, we took 5 head and left Toni at home to work. The kids did great, Anna and Kaine went back into the championship round for showmanship, Kade BARELY missed going, he got nervous when the judge was staring at him and made a small mistake. But, him and I talked it through afterward, he just need to breath and relax even if the judge is staring at him. Adrian did really well too, it was her steer’s first show and he performed great. Toni was really busy, she had to get the bred heifers in and send them to their new home with KC Cattle, along with getting a couple of foals in to start halter breaking.
Sunday Toni, Ben, Kicker and I went to a celebration of life for a tragic death in a car accident. Coco stayed home with the kids, our 4, plus Adrian and Kendel’s two, so she had a house full. When we got back we started working on Bubbles and Juney. The wind was really whipping Sunday and we all got microdermabrasion on our faces compliments of the wind. Toni hates fall back because it gets dark so early. She ends up having to do a lot of the halter breaking during the week on her own.
Chores now start at 4 to beat the darkness. We have foals leaving this weekend, Toni will be at the WCA Convention this week, and we have gotten to meet our 2 AQHA Youth that get foals from us this year. Fall back may have occurred, but we continue to move forward with our work.