Country Buffet

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Friday, April 30, 2010


Track Season in Wyoming
We are on the road again and Wyoming's temperamental spring weather has us packing the full spectrum of sunscreen to snow gear--all of which are used throughout the day of a single meet!

Lukas has been having success in the 800. He was invited to compete in The Best of the West meet where he placed sixth. He has run the 400, the 4 x4 relay and the 4 x 8 relay at various meets this year besides doing the Long Jump.

Levi also Long Jumps, runs in the open 400, the open 800 and is the third man on the 4 x 4 relay.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

BHS Prom 2010

April 17, 2010

Frankie Vossler and his date Sarayla
Jessica Phillippe and Lukas

This year it was nice not to have to race (no pun intended) home from a track meet in order to get gussied up for prom. Mike and I hosted the two couples for supper. Afterwards, they all dressed in their finery. Like last year's dates, the girls were ready before the boys!

Being a Junior, Lukas was part of the crew to decorate for prom. This year was a Vegas/Casino theme.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Showers Bring... Calf Scours

Actually, so far we've been spared the calf scours. However, the weather has been harsh for baby calves and we are on edge keeping an eye on their health. Every three to four days we've had wet snows blow through leaving behind 4-8 inches and frigid temperatures. These pictures are from last night's 40% chance of precipitation. The moisture is a blessing considering the last nine years have been a drought(yeah! for the wheat and grassland)...yet it provides new challenges for young stock.

Easter Sunday C-Section

A life in production agriculture is one that exceeds the boundaries of 9 to 5 hours and 5 days a week. Not that I'm complaining, it's just a part of the territory of the business we're in...a commitment to livestock and land. Like others in this industry, it isn't uncommon to be baling hay on the 4th of July, fixing fence the morning of your niece's wedding because the cows found/made a hole and are camped out in the neighbors yard ten miles down the road, or have the septic tank back up on Christmas morning.
While feeding Easter Sunday morning we noticed this gal start in the calving process. As time rolled along she hadn't made much progress and it became evident that her situation was beyond the help of the calf pullers.. We loaded her up to share our Sunday with our local Large Animal Vet who got the "joy" of being on call for the weekend.