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One of the worst parts of raising cattle is calving in cold wet weather. Even when the mama cow is healthy and ready to take care of the calf the weather can have a big impact on the newborn. If the rancher can give the calf a colostrum supplement they can sure make a difference in bad weather.
My grandparents had an itch for traveling. They saw all 50 states in the US and across the rest of North America. That's not including the foreign regions they had visited.
They met in Nebraska and later moved to Missouri, where I'd come to be born and raised. I traveled by their side throughout my childhood and teen years. We'd travel west sometimes and we'd make our trips back to the family in Nebraska often.
I remember, or so I was told, my overbearing question from the backseat as a child was "Grandpa, are we there yet?" So grandpa, being the clever fella he is, found just the solution to keep me from doing more than whining about the drive.
He showed me a game - counting windmills. Well actually when I was a child I pronounced it windshields, on accident.
We had camped in an awesome spot by the beautiful clear Jacks Fork River in south Missouri many times. We had a nice living quarters horse trailer that had a 40 gallon water tank. When you have a couple of people taking showers that doesn't last very long.
Our rancher and guest blogger Leann is back. She's writing about 10 things she's learned going through calving season with her husband.
When the temps are still cool outside it’s the best time for gathering supplies and planning to start your seedlings. Whether you are wishing for a delicious vegetable garden or the bright colors and smells of a lovely flower bed, now is the time for your planning.