Thursday, March 27, 2008

Feeding

Every morning, my husband gets up before the sun rises and goes to pick up hay to feed all of the bovine creatures depending on him for their sustenance for the day. These are some of the sights he sees.....



This is a row of round bales. These are all over the ranch stored close to most of the main fields.









Here is another one...


















They also store hay under these large hay sheds....















The cows are always very happy to see my husband, they all bunch up at the gate to greet him.





All of the kids love going with Daddy to help feed. They love to ride in the tractor, and Daddy even lets them drive sometimes. The only yucky part is the gate opening. Do you know how many gates there are between fields???? Oh my gosh, it's the worst chore out here.
It has been such a blessing for us to move out here to the ranch. We have gotten to spend more time as a family than we've been able to for the past couple of years.














6 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Do you guys bale that hay, too? And have to move it under the structures to keep it dry? What a huge operation that must be. I'll bet your girls delight in riding on the tractor with daddy - that must be the coolest. Imagine the memories you are making for them right now! Wonderful!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

How many acres do you folks farm?

Great pictures!

terri said...

Great pictures! My hubby always wanted to live on a farm, but it was not to be. We're suburbanites, at least for now!

Twinville said...

I know what you mean about feeling blessed to live a more simple rural lifestyle...and what a chore all the gate opening and closing can be......

It reminds of this one time while I was complaining about having to was so many dishes and my sweet Aunt reminded me "Thank the Lord for all those dishes. It means you have plenty of food and a beautiful, healthy family to eat it"

So there ya go! hehe

Also wanted to say, thanks for opening up your 'windows' and letting us experience a day of your ranch life.

Very enjoyable!

Ranch Mommy said...

Thanks again everyone for all of the comments. We are living and working on a 50,000 +/- acre ranch. The owner of the ranch does have the hay part contracted out, so the Ranch Hands don't have to do that. We feel so blessed to have this opportunity and our kids dread coming back to town on the days I work.

Dad:) said...

Hi, Guess who the smartest person in the pickup is... The one in the middle. He does not have to drive and does not have to open gates!