April 25th (2019)
Dirk and Luke did some prep work on our semi that will be hauling out the cows we worked last weekend. Vaccines arrive via UPS and I stock the shop fridge with the supplies we will use to work the next bunch of calves.
Afternoon the four of us (Cass riding shotgun with Luke on the 4-wheeler) rounded up cattle that will be sorted and hauled to pasture. These pairs were worked last weekend. My job in this round up is merely to stand in a corner that the calves like to bunch up in making the shot into the gate difficult. All went smooth; Cass could be heard as he passed by me hissing at the cows. Everyone has their own style of what they call out to move cattle. Cass makes an S sound and throws his arms in the air.
We haul 2 truckloads out; Luke follows in a pickup hauling a portable chute to unload. Cass gets to ride along on the 2ndtrip, it’s now 4:00 and I’m prepping dinner even though it will be much later before we grub.
Luke’s back from the second trip and now making a 3rd hauling a portable corral to the next piece of pasture we will haul to over the weekend. Dirk treats a sick calf.
April 26th (2019)
Feeding cows in the morning and afternoon hauled 2 loads out to Dean’s, a pasture we lease (from Dean Reinbold). This is a 2.5 hour round trip. Washed trailers out and called it a day.