warm beautiful day! Another calf was born to a heifer behind
our house. We are now up to 10 calves. Many are old enough
to run and play. They are so fun to watch. They can run
under the electric fence, then their mother's can't get
to them, so they stand at the fence and bawl until the calves
decide to return to them. (Just like kids).
a beautiful day, the weather has really gotten warmer. Today
the high was above 50 degrees. The calves romped and played
and really enjoyed napping in the sun.
The pickup with the broken tie rod was fixed by noon. It
now needs the wheels aligned and the brakes fixed then it
will be back in service.
The elevator is plugged so we can't haul any more wheat
to the elevator until we rent a vacuvater to help unplug
the auger and get the wheat moving again. Larry found a
neighbor with the right equipment and made arrangements
to borrow it in the next few days.
the temperature is to be 60 degrees. Emma and Chloe enjoyed
playing outside most of the morning. They were playing on
snow banks in the trees. Those snow banks are from our October
Joe and Larry moved bales with our large bale mover. It
holds 12 bales and is pulled with our semi tractor. Milo
took two older bulls to the sale. We don't like to keep
bulls more than 4 or 5 years. They get very large and hard
left early in the morning to attend meetings in Marquette
and Salina. He is on the American White Wheat Association
board, a group promoting hard white winter wheat. It is
like hard red winter wheat but the outer coating of the
wheat kernel is a lighter color. It has a sweeter taste
and can be used in whole wheat products. It produces products
like bread, cookies, cakes and pies with the fiber of whole
wheat but a milder, sweeter flavor.
The vacuvater was available today. Joe used it to load our
wheat from the bin that was plugged.
We now have 12 baby calves behind the house. They really
like these warm days. Krista, Emma, and Chloe had friends
over and they enjoyed playing all day.
evening our daughter, Heidi, came home for the evening.
She attended a hospital meeting in Salina then came home
to spend the night. It was a good chance for her to visit
with Krista, Emma and Chloe. Since Krista lives in Texas
and Heidi lives in Maryland they don't see each other very
often. The weather is very nice for January, 50 degrees
Larry hauled more wheat to the elevator. We now have all
of our wheat hauled to the elevator that we sold on contracts.
left at 7 a.m. to attend a meeting in Topeka. She and our
son Jon will both be in Topeka to attend the Kansas Day
celebration. This is the big celebration for the state Republicans.
Larry took Emma and Chloe out to feed today. It was a nice
day and he managed to get Emma in a seat belt and Chloe
in her car seat in the pick up. They really enjoyed helping
grandpa feed the big bales to the cows.
and I decided that we needed to go to Topeka to the Republican
meeting so we could visit with Heidi and Jon. Since they
both work in Washington D.C., we don't have a chance to
see them very often. We had lunch with them and also with
Heidi's in-laws, Don and Nancy Cashman. It was a very good
visit for all of us.
Krista, Emma, and Chloe took our car and went to Salina
to visit one of Krista's college friends. Larry and I took
the pick up to Topeka. Milo and Joe fed the cattle and repaired
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