Ranch Journal: November 8, 2015



A crisp and beautiful Sunday ahead of a storm, Robbin and I checked the cows and calves in Greasy, as well as the condition of our grass and water after the 1.5” of rain last week. We hauled a Kubota-load of extra hay up the hill for the cows in Section 17, most all with early calves.



Not all came in to hay: 6 cows choosing to stay atop the ridge, telling us what we came to find out. A few cows with larger calves show normal stress, but it’s a great start to a new season.

Though numbers are down substantially, cows were scattered everywhere we went, our stockwater ponds all holding some water now. With over 4 inches of rain to date, almost half of the rainfall we got during the whole of the 2013-14 season, and over a third of last season by the first week in November, we’re in disbelief, happy and relived.




13 responses to “Ranch Journal: November 8, 2015

  1. I enjoy experiencing vicariously through you.


  2. Feels good, right? More on its rain, I think.

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  3. So happy for you and your cow family. More rain on the way.

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  4. Good to see the green and the water. It’s raining right now in Santa Rosa.

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  5. John, it makes me so glad to read about the rain. I can just imagine how happy the cattle are! 🙂


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  6. Isn’t that water just a wonderful sight!

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