To market, to market
To sell our fine calves
The 2012 drought
Cuts weights in halves.
OK, now you know why I don't write poetry.
We loaded 39 calves from the Rattlesnake Creek pasture Tuesday and hauled them to the Pratt Livestock sale barn for today's sale.
We are even earlier this year taking the first of the calves to market. The Rattlesnake Pasture's grass was depleted, and the guys moved them home last Friday. In normal years, Randy and his cousin leave the cows and calves on grass there until November 1 or thereabouts.
mid-October. We still have grass available in some of our other pastures. Time - and the forecast - will determine how much longer they can remain on grass before joining these first ones at the sale barn.
***I'm taking a few days away from Kim's County Line. I truly appreciate my faithful readers and will have big news to share when next we meet.