Monday morning 303 had a cute heifer calf. Ben, Anna and Kaine went and picked M815 up at Bryans Meats, yea, we have meat again (other than hamburger). We decided to keep Shi and put Dime back up on our website for sale. Dime is a handful, so if anyone is looking for a handful, she is looking for a home. Kameron brought the heifers down that he bought at the Dixon sale so the kids could decide if they want to show them. They are pretty cute Clubby heifers. There are two of them, and we already have one Clubby to show, so this would allow each of the three older kids to have a Club show heifer. This is on top of their reg show heifers and steers. The twins came down to look at the kids’ steers and they helped do chores. Toni and Anna worked on Whiskey and Star, both did awesome and are already out in the round pen. Mom made apple bread pudding for after chore snack. The twins didn’t love it, but maybe bread pudding is an acquired taste?
Tuesday we had a Hereford bull calf out of 722 and by Flapjack, and 604 had a heifer by Summit. Ben, Anna and Kaine worked on fence and went to Othello to get mom some groceries for pies. Toni emailed me about all the rumors people are telling her about each other, I guess that means everyone is bored?? I told her we should write a series about it. Obviously the names would need to be changed to protect the innocent. Marlo came out and helped do chores, she is out house sitting at Kendel’s house. So we played Texas Holedem.
713T had a cute black ballie calf on Wednesday. After checking Toni and the kids went to Connell to help decorate the show barn for Christmas Eve. Kicker got a nice big tree for them to decorate. We had it in the show barn so there was lots of room. Grandma came out and ate pizza with them and approved how good the show barn looked. She said it was “festive.” They came back and did chores, I stopped on my way home and Mom, dad and I sampled the coconut crème pie.
On Christmas Eve Gloria and Zsa Zsa both calved, both ex-show heifers. We went to Connell for Christmas Eve in the show barn. We had soups and played games and did the white elephant gift exchange. We went home and opened up some presents and then went to bed to wait on Santa. With COVID-19 our Christmas Eve was smaller than normal, but we gave Grandma the best Christmas Eve we could and are thankful for those that could make it, and hope that those that couldn’t make it, also had a very Merry Christmas. The kids also opened up their presents from Cousins Linda and Patricia which were really cool shirts from Egypt with their names embroidered in Egyptian. FYI- Jax already knew some Egyptian, no one knows how. All of the kids thought the shirts were really neat. Grandma Sherri also sent some gifts that Anna and Kaine opened, Grandma Sherri always sends great gifts.
Merry Christmas. Santa brought the kids a lot of great gifts, they opened them all up and then we went to mom and dads for more presents and breakfast, mom made homemade bear claws, French toast casserole and a sausage casserole. It was awesome. Then we went home and Ben finished up the ham and made mashed potatoes, Anna helped him, and Kaine and I straighten up the house. Toni, Kicker, Kade and Jaxsen went to Clarkston for the Meacham Family Christmas. Dad, mom, Skip, Grandma and Uncle Joe came down for Christmas dinner. Mom brought 6 pies, they were all outstanding. Then mom, Kaine, Grandma and I played pinnacle. Dad and Skip went home to watch football. Ben, Anna and Joe went out to look at the steers. It started snowing and we went to do chores in the snow.
Saturday was snowy and cold. We put straw out in the heavy heifer pen and moved the calved heifers out. We tagged calves and moved animals around. Anna and I went down and took pictures of the bulls, and of the calves. Everything was alive and healthy. The bulls are looking good. Even though the weather isn’t the best, we are still getting prospective buyer out looking at the bull selection.
Sunday Evie had a cute bull calf and 522T had a clubby bull calf. Evie was Kade’s show heifer, and 522T we didn’t show, but we have shown some of her calves. This clubby bull calf is adorable and is sure to be in the showstring. We went out and tagged the last few calves so we are caught up. Then we moved the bulls up to the house since the lake was frozen since it is so cold. We put the fat steers in with the Spokane steers, moved the show heifers and steers to their pen, and locked the herd bulls up and put the for sale bulls in their pen. Then we put grass hay out, and the Meachams got home. We all went down and did chores and had more pie.