It’s holiday time at the ranch. You know what that means: cattle work. Wednesday was a beautiful December day in northern South Dakota. Although the temperature was a little chilly, there really was little wind. John, Perry, Ken, and I vaccinated about 100 heifers. That is very important work in the cattle business. We don’t want our cattle to get sick or get others sick; which is the same reason people get vaccinated.
Yesterday, John fed the cows an alfalfa bale as a Christmas treat. I’m sure they loved it. After chores, we all went sledding behind the Pioneer. The kids (even the adults!) had a blast! Dr. Odde is quite the extreme driver. He gave us a lesson in thrill seeking: in order to get a thrill, some level of fear needs to exist. I’m thinking we need to take him to Six Flags.
Today is a lazy day. The boys and I are spending our morning at home in sweat pants getting things done around the house. My fridge is sparkling clean! John’s at the ranch doing chores.
It’s a beautiful sunny day today, so John and Ken will probably preg-check some cattle this afternoon.
I can’t believe I only have a week left before returning to school. The time goes quickly. But, as Gunder whines from his crib I might just be ready to return to middle school kids sooner than I think.
I truly hope you feel all the blessings around you this holiday season. We sure are lucky to have wonderful friends & family in our lives.
From our ranch to yours,
The Displaced City Girl