April 27th (2019)
Today we are working approx. 300 head but first they must be rounded up. With the help of friends and family we have 7 people on 4-wheelers and dogs to make this happen. We start by 5:30 a.m to avoid traffic and have two people with orange cones, signs and flashing lights to stop vehicles as we have to cross a road from one winter feeding/calving area to the corrals where we work them.
We work calves in wind gusts 25-35 MPH and a hailstorm.
We have a late lunch but get through all the calves before we eat. Afternoon the cows are sorted and small batches are hauled out to summer pasture.