5 Signs of Spring on the Ranch
Like on other farms and ranches, Spring is a a busy time of year on the Circle L, but it seems to evoke an extra level of business!!
Business includes, but is not limited to:
Moving Cattle Around
End of School Activities
I mean the list is never-ending.
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year because of new life and longer days. The hope of productive days lays in wait. Even though the weather might not show it, the sights, smells, and sounds tell us spring is here.
Goodbye winter, with your bitter winds and mounds of snow, and hello Spring. Spring, of course, marks the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours, the blooming of flowers and the budding of leaves.
5 Signs of Spring on the Ranch:
We Finally get to see our Neighbors.
Few things scream spring like healthy calves on the ground and brandings! Calving is one of our peak seasons on the ranch. While calving season is exhausting, the rewards outweigh the all the challenges. Calving season brings Brandings! Brandings is always a good to get to head to all the neighbors brandings after a long winter and catch up. Oh, and the branding food isn’t to bad either!
We See the hint of Green in the pastures = Happy
Any green is always a welcoming sight. It is our goal to have healthy pastures and to achieve that goal you have to have proper management. Good pasture management results in weed control, improves and protects our Sandhill soil, it increases forage production and extends the life of our pastures; all causing our herd to be in better health. Cody and I love to see the bit of green.
We are on the moooove.
Cattle on the move is always a good sight because if they aren’t moving usually it means something is not right. We spend Spring time rounding up our cattle and moving them all to their summer pastures. Cattle on the move also means that we have a lot of wet saddle blankets.
We are Fencing.
No matter how mild the winter or how wild the winter, the fence always needs to be repaired. Fencing is a never ending job!
Our Meadows are Flowing with Water.
When our meadows are flowing, you can bet that we also have a front porch full of muddy boots and muddy snow pants. Flowing waters on our meadows also means that green grass will surely coming and that means that we will have a good hay crop.
I can truely say that I have spring fever.
I know that I am ready for warm breezes, sunny days and getting rid of the winter wardrobe? Are you?
I am ready for:
Fresh, crisp and sunny days.
Spring cleaning and decluttering our house, life and mind.
Planning for family/friend time.
More light and longer nights.
Fresh fruit and fresh flowers.
Spring is where we reawaken our sense and give ourselves a little restart.
Are you ready for a restart?
Happy Monday dear friends.