Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Monday it rained all day, but it was 37-40 degrees all day. Toni has been very busy with legal work, she has a big case coming up with two other attorneys that is very time consuming. Toni is NOT a procrastinator, and it seems like these other attorneys are, so it has caused a lot of stress. Some important things were due Monday AND she had court in the afternoon, so the kids did most of chores. It was almost dark when she got there so just worked with the foals.


Tuesday Big Iron went to his new home with Michelle and John and Magnum came home. Magnum was happy to see his sister Shotgun Sally. Toni moved Ruby across the driveway to be with Cattle Kate since that pen is slightly less muddy. It is a good thing that Cattle Kate is already sold, we would definitely be tempted to keep her, she is just so easy. Dad went to Basin City and got mineral Equine Sr for Double and Kool from Basin City Farm and Home. It is pretty sad when you have so many old horses that you buy Sr. feed by the pallet and not the bag. Jag was bored so she harassed Curly, Curly was not amused.


Wednesday only Kaine had scouts, Kade and Jaxsen got to go to the dentist instead. Their friend Aram transferred from the Othello scout group to the Connell one, so that was fun for them. They have the best scout leader, she gave them knives (she of course contacted all parent’s first and cleared it with them), and they learned how to whittle. Toni and Dad also found some time to haul six more mares out to winter pasture. We just have four left to haul out, but we have to get the whole herd in to sort them. They are the four that don’t want to leave very badly. Chips came in to investigate what Toni and Dad were doing, so they weaned her as she needed to be weaned anyway.


Thursday we went to a surprise birthday for our good friend’s daughter Grace, Grace is like another niece to us (as is her brother Kelten). Grace was the BIG 1 6 on Thursday. And, on the way to her house, one of her friends that was in front of her, hit a deer on Hendricks Rd, so Grace found out about the party when all of her friends were stopped behind the first car and she asked why they were all headed towards her house (none of the rest of them live out that way). Everyone was ok.


Friday I worked on the website and did some paperwork. Then, Anna’s friend Bella came out to ride, they rode Ollie and Slick after school, so I picked the kids up from school so they would have more time to ride since it gets dark so early. Then Bella and Anna cooked oatmeal bars and brownies and watched movies until Bella’s mom got done and was ready for her. The boys went up to Toni’s wand watched Dog Days, they say it is very good.

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Saturday we moved the cows from pasture to the corn stalks. Toni and the kids rode, I was the ground crew, taking down fences, getting gates, etc. Ben and Kicker put hay and straw out with heavy heifers and put up a gate. Anna and I moved some steers around to make a heavy heifer pen, and put her heifer Amora in it. Dad and I put out the last two big bales that were at their house. Then we worked with the foals.


Sunday Ruby left with her youth, Sierra, and Cattle Kate when to her new home. We put up Christmas Decorations, moved new foals into the halter breaking pen, tied up the steers, put out big bales, repurposed pallets and tarps to make a calf house (Kade came up with the “repurposing”, I had other works for it and the other adult involved does not want to be mentioned, LOL), and lots of other fun stuff. With our heifers scheduled to start calving soon, we are now on heavy heifer watch.

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