Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Drought Stricken But Still Kickin'

We are sadly being hit with bad drought this summer.  It was a sad day in the beginning of June when we loaded up 90 good cows to go to the sale barn.  It is another sad day today...138 heifers will be loaded on a truck to be hauled to sale.

Yesterday we had to gather up everything in that heifer group and bring them to the corrals.  The Prairie Kid and Bart were back at it again! 

At one point the saddle slipped off Bart's barrel belly and The Prairie Kid fell off, onto his face.  That kid didn't even cry!  Just stood and waited for help getting his saddle re-set.  Got right back on and away he went!  I am so proud of him!

Look at how dry our land is...
There is some nice green down in the bottom of this hollow where we've diverted water from the mountain to our reservoir near the house.  We're down to less than 20% full on our mountain reservoir now.
That little bit of green grass is like an oasis in the dusty, dried out prairie

Our 16-yr-old nephew helped move cows for the first time yesterday
Well, we'll keep praying for rain and until then...we'll keep on keepin' on.

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