I should really attempt to keep up this blog!!!! I deeply appreciate all of you that check out my website and I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures as much as I enjoy taking them!! I have finally updated my website and I promise to update it more often!!!
My intention is to blog about each picture that I add to the website to keep you all abreast of what we do day in and day out! Hopefully it will become somewhat of a visual diary for me as well!! I hope that as you follow the blog, you will encourage your friends and family to follow along our ranching life throughout the year!
For now I'm going to start with the pictures I have already added and talk about them for a little while. Soon calving will be starting and you will get to see every aspect of bringing these baby bovines into the world. That is if I can stay awake long enough to blog about it after staying up all night helping the heifers along!
Thanks for sticking with me!
This is my husband hauling a load of hay into the corrals from a stack out in the meadow just like the full stack you see behind his 4 up hitch. We still put up loose hay with a stack slide in the summers. A hydrafork is mounted to the front of the wagons and run by a small Briggs & Stratton engine. It used to be done this way but only with pitch forks so you can imagine the amount of work that the hydraforks save. Once into the corral he again uses the hydrafork to unload into the loose stacks in the "racks" in the corral. There we pitch the hay up to the "cleated" racks for last years backgrounding calves.