Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

Photo courtesy Rayford Pullen

By Rayford Pullen

Spring is just around the corner, and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. Going into winter with limited hay, very little winter grazing because the soils were super saturated and a cattle market that needed some help, we’re now at the time of year when we can scale back on supplemental feed and enjoy the green grass and legumes that will soon be putting on their Sunday clothes.

While this is March and we are right smack dab in the middle of calving out our cattle, it’s hard not to get excited seeing all the little ones doing their tricks in the pastures, driving their mothers crazy, especially when they run in packs. I guess that’s why we enjoy what we do so much: it’s the little things that make us smile.

While we hope to complete calving by the end of March, we always have a few stragglers that wait until April, and the occasional May calf.

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