"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow - What a Ride!'" - Unknown
“It is thus with farming: if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.” - Unknown
Teddy Roosevelt said, "You know it's really not that hard if you put the right people in place and you let them know what you want them to do and stand out of their way so they can get the job done. It will get done."
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." – Arthur Ashe
“Happiness is the reward we get for living to see the highest right we know.” - Richard Bach
"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." Abraham Lincoln
I'm Darcy - I live a great life in a small agriculture community with my wonderful husband.
I'm blessed with great friends and a great job.
I try to grow every day and I'm so thankful for all that I have!
After 10 days of breeding....we were headed down the home stretch last Saturday.
By Saturday - we were all pretty tired.
Not that the last week of breeding hadn't been fun, and everyone was still in good spirits - but the last day of breeding heifers at the feedlot was pretty demanding, and I think everyone was ready for a break.
That morning, we had woken up early to breed a set of heats that had come in late in the day Friday, and then started in on the time breeding and breeding the other groups of heats that had been pulled.
Everyone had their job, and made sure it got done. Jace & Justin sorted and brought groups of cattle up, Dave filled the alley and made sure cattle came to the chute, Walt ran the squeeze chute, Clint, RJ and Morgan bred and I pulled semen.
We started at 5, and by 4 that afternoon the guys had bred close to 380 heifers.
That's a pretty good day, if you ask me.
As busy as we were, this year's breeding project at the feedlot was a lot of fun, mostly because we had great people helping out and everyone kept a good attitude.
I might add that I cooked a few delicious meals that helped the cause...but I may be biased.
Here's to great success for the heifer owners when it comes time to preg check!
PS - Justin introduced us to the new Coors Light in the screw top bottles during this breeding project.
And - because it has a screw top, you don't get any manure in your beer when you're working the cattle. Those people were thinking!
And everyone knows that a cold beer after a good day of working cattle is a win-win!