A day in the life of Sackmann Cattle Company.

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

September 29, 2014


Onions (& potatoes) on the roadside.
    Onions (& potatoes) on the ditch.

Corn trucks on the move & we are putting hay equipment away!

That's how we know it is fall in the Basin!

This is the time of the year I really appreciate what a special place we live in.  It is not the prettiest - but if you are interested in feeding the world it is the place to be!  Thanks to the irrigation project and Columbia River water we can turn fertile sand into land that can grow just about anything that our growing season will allow.  When it comes to "local" and fresh fruits and veggies not many places can compete with the quality and variety our local fields and orchards offer!

The guys finished hay (took 5 cuttings on one field, other alfalfa fields were 3 or 4) on Sunday night.  Unless something changes, fall field work was finished this morning.

We are also 1/2 done with fall calving.  The second group of ET calves are starting to come now!  Calves look great and for some reason rather than being really long bull calves we are 2 heifers:1 bull.  Who knows - must have been the moon during breeding?!? 

Fall bull calves are started on feed in Othello.  Looking big & good!!  Spring bull calves will be weaned this week.  Some pretty impressive Resource calves in that group.

At home 3 of the kids have put in a month at school.  Molly showed a pig at the Spokane fair and did good.  She still was the age for PeeWee but choose to show up with the Juniors and was at the top of the blues in her class.  Looking forward (or maybe just mom is?) to her first 4-H meeting.  Such great memories and skills gained over my years!

We are {sort of} moved into our new house and everyone is enjoying the SPACE!!  Collecting everything to get our UGS in and lawn planted this week.  

Matt is halter breaking heifers for the Evergreen Exclusive and I'm getting ready to put together the catalog for the Black FRIDAY Sale at the JR Ranch in November.  

Like usual we aren't letting any grass grow under us (although I'd really like to see some grow around us!!).