Robbin and I made the rounds with hay yesterday, photographically documenting feed and water conditions as we went—both in short supply from Dry Creek to Greasy Creek. Fed three times a week, the first calf heifers plodding through the dust above is a common sight.
Miraculously, the stock water pond at Spanish Flats is holding.
With reduced numbers in Greasy, we’ve been feeding about 20 lbs./cow once a week for past six weeks.
The cows have been calving for the past thirty days on bare ground everywhere.
In the past, I’ve critically referred to the pond at Railroad Spring as my one extravagance because of its size, but much smaller, it would be dry this year. Full, it looks like this.
The cows look good, calves healthy, but we could use a rain anytime.