8 reasons why #ranchlife during the summer is awesome!
To kick off the summer, there’s no better feeling of accomplishment than gathering all the babies to put your “stamp of pride” on them.
#2 The Sunsets
Try to beat a summer sunset on a ranch. I dare you.
#3 Preparing for Winter, AKA Haying
No matter the season, you are always preparing for the future. Nothing smells better than fresh-cut alfalfa!
#4 Weaning Time
It’s time for the babies to be independent. Even though this may cause them to to through their “gangly teenage stage.” I love seeing how many calves we wean – especially if one had a rough start and seeing how much they’ve improved.
#5 Farm-Fresh Produce
Corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, squash…the list goes on and on! We LOVE fresh vegetables for lunch, dinner and sometimes even breakfast!
Cross your fingers this converts to rain, especially on those days when it’s 105+ degrees. Any rain is good rain!
#7 Taking Care of The Land
If you take care of the land, it will take care of you. This means a lot of hours spent horseback moving cattle from pasture to pasture by using the rotational grazing method.
Not only is the grass growing lusciously from the storms (and maybe a little irrigating), bulls are also rebreeding cattle for the next generation of calves.