Foggy day in late March of 2018
Water on the way to join Bear Creek
A pond in the pasture
And another one
Heading out the door.
A pair of peas in a pod
Digging out and hauling hay after the April 13-14 blizzard of 2018
Sparky's outfit has chains, which helps in the deep snow.
No netwrap on the back bale of this one that the Kosmo Kid is driving. He is skillful enough to get the hay hauled to the pasture first, and then it can explode. He will roll out what is still in bale form.
Peach with an extra seat for grandkids
My digger-outer outfit
My two sons and their mother
Hashing out a plan
That should theoretically work.
I couldn't ask for a better crew. We also have a fine young man, Bryce Weisser from Wagner, South Dakota, who has been here for just a little over a year. He has done all of our night calving since about the middle of February. He was sleeping when these pictures were taken. Maybe after next week-end the weather will moderate enough, and calving will be near enough to being done, that he can go back to working during the daylight hours.
The old fat guy even got in this one.
I need to get a fancy cap like these other guys have. Notice the walkie-talkies in the boys' pockets. They use them when cell service doesn't work.
I found out about the middle of February that I had prostate cancer, and had it removed on March 27th. It is looking promising that I am now cancer free. Our son Will has been helping his brother Brock on the ranch since March 1st. We are very proud that he volunteered to help us when our going got rough. Except for the medical part of the dilemma and less-than-desirable weather, we have shared some very enjoyable times this spring. With the cold snowy weather, we are way behind, and have yet to do any branding. Oh well, the grass should grow quite decently when the snow melts in the very near future.