was a cloudy dreary day. Larry and Milo decided that the calf
they were trying to put on the cow that lost a calf wasn't getting
enough to eat so they tried to get it to take a bottle. The calf
wasn't interested. The cow seems to stand still and let the calf
nurse so maybe we have a pair.
We went to church this morning and this afternoon I went to Hays
to a quilt class. I learned a new technique, machine paper piecing,
and hope to have time in the next few days to work at it and finish
my small wallhanging.
It did sprinkle yesterday but east of town it rained .30 or .40.
The roads were slick and muddy when Larry went to feed.
spent most of the day in Hays. I was looking for fabric to make
banners for our church's 120-anniversary celebration. Larry was
looking for a new pickup truck. Our pickups have a lot of miles
on them. The 94 Dodge has 94,000 miles on it and the '84 Ford
has many more. We think we may trade and buy a new Ford. It will
take a few more days of thought and pricing to know for sure.
Milo and Joe fed the cows. Larry also bought seed for planting
corn and milo. He is working on a master plan figuring out where
he is going to plant corn, milo and have summer fallow for wheat
planting next fall.
weather was nice. Larry worked on machinery in the shop. Joe worked
on the Dodge pickup. Milo fed the cows and tagged new babies.
I spent part of my day preparing for the Bible Study I will lead
for our churchwomen tomorrow night.
spent most of the day at church. We served a funeral dinner for
one of our members. She was 99 years old. She is the fourth member
we have lost in the past year that was 92 or older. In the evening
I lead the Bible study on the book of Job. It will be an interesting
study. I lead the first lesson. We will continue through Lent
with this Bible study. Larry is still shopping for a pick up.
He took one of our old ones to Hays to see how much he could get
are back to winter weather as it is cold and very windy. Larry
went to Garden City to attend two days of meetings. He is on the
American White Wheat Producers Association board. They have to
come up with a plan to help with the distribution and marketing
of the new varieties on Hard White Winter wheat that will be released
next fall. I worked on projects here at home.
arrived home about suppertime from his meetings. I worked at the
hospital for some of the day. It was cold and windy. At least
we have missed the snowstorm that was predicted.
has been a fast month. We have had about 100 calves born so far.
We have 19 behind our house from the heifers. About 50 from the
cows here at home and about 40 from the cows located 9 miles east
of WaKeeney. Larry traded for a "new" used swather this
week so he spent part of the day trying to find all the parts
for the old one he is trading in. We hope it is easy enough for
me to drive. The old one was really hard to operate and broke
down at least once a day. The new one will be an improvement.
We went to the show in Hays in the evening with some good friends.
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