attended church in the morning. The cleaning and painting jobs
are finished and the church looks nice. It is still muddy and
hard to get around.
started the day early. Larry went out to feed. He took a portable
corral out to the heifers early this morning. Larry, Joe and Milo
worked to get the heifers in the corrals. We give the heifers
a shot of lutalyse to make them come into heat, then tomorrow
we will put four bulls in with them. We hope this makes them all
have calves on about the same day or week next January. The veterinarian
came at 11:30 to pelvic measure and give the shots to the heifers.
We worked 60 heifers. We found 3 already bred and 4 too small
to have calves easily. These 7 head will be sold at the sale in
the near future. We need about 50 replacement heifers so we came
out about right. The weather looked like it could rain any minute,
but it was evening before the rain started.
rained all night. We received about 1.25 inches by morning. We
went to Marquette to Robert Larson's funeral in the afternoon.
It was a long cold windy day. We did enjoy visiting with many
relatives. Robert will be missed by many relatives and friends.
It was too wet to feed cattle today. The roads are really getting
to be a mess. I hope we have dry weather pretty soon.
and I went to the final Lenten breakfast this morning. I had a
church meeting at 9:30 to finish up plans for the Anniversary
Celebration April 19. Larry spent the entire day working on closing
his mother's estate. It has been 6 months since she died. There
is lots of paperwork that goes with closing out the business of
was our first day of sunshine in a long time. It was a beautiful
day. Larry and I still had some work to do at the church. In the
afternoon Larry, with the help of a contractor hung a 7-foot banner
I made for the front of the church. A committee helped design
and make the pattern for the banner. I did the sewing. It was
a real committee effort.
mud is really beginning to dry up. It was warm with sunshine all
We finally had another calf behind the house. It was born about
noon. We only have one more heifer to calf. She may be another
few weeks. The calf is red and white like its mother and was up
and nursing almost as soon as it was born. Larry salted all the
cattle this afternoon. Everything looks in good shape considering
all the mud they have had to live with the past week. I worked
in the backyard in the afternoon. I hope it doesn't freeze again,
I pulled all the leaves and trash off of all of my flowers. Many
are coming up. I even have a few daffodils blooming. I guess maybe
we can say "Spring has arrived".
had a busy Saturday. Larry fed cattle until after lunch. Milo
went to Wichita for the weekend. He hasn't had a day off for a
long time. In the afternoon Larry and I cleaned the garage. Remember
that we had calves in it not too long ago and we have had a very
muddy spring. It was a mess and took most of the afternoon to
get it clean.
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