A day in the life of Sackmann Cattle Company.

The pictures, stories, and crazy times in our world.

June 5, 2011

HAY! down

No doubt those of us lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest shouldn't be complaining about the weather too much - given what the rest of the USA has been through.

But, we are farmers. Our house is now officially in pray for dry mode. Yes, I grew up a dry-lander and switching to wanting dry weather in parts of {May}, June, July & September was a new concept to me. (August is harvest where I'm from.) But I am all on board now.

Trevor went to bed last night with "you can go with daddy if you go to sleep". Guess what the first thing he was ready to do this morning? How come they remember all that stuff but forget about "pleases and thank yous".

I saw at least two (maybe three) crop dusters in the air this afternoon. No wind and with the cold lots of acres planted days apart on now pretty much at the same maturity. Those pilots are pretty amazing.

Besides hay, we gave pre-weaning shots to all the fall calves. Jeff was excited to be the calf pusher; get kicked and get the complete view of all the calves. Weighing & looking pretty good. Bulls are still out with the spring pairs & as usual around here this time of year everyone has TONS of grass to eat. (I mean that literally!)

With the recent rain we've had came some great sunsets. We've also had great views of the still snow covered mountains west of us.

Last week the kids and I gave a little tour of our "neighborhood" to some other YF&R folks from Illinois. It's fun to drive around and actually look at the crops and think about how blessed we are to have water, be able to grow so many diverse crops & feed so many people & cows!

Welcome June!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome June is right! Hope your summer is filled with all things good and a GREAT farming season! love to you all ~