Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A Farmer Date...

The lazy days of summer winter are drawing to a close, and before we know it, the not-so-crazy-busy days will be gone, and our days will be filled with outside work.  I'm looking forward to some of it...gardening, mowing, opening the windows...bring it on!

We have a whole bunch of springers (cows that are about ready to calve) due in the next few weeks, and no where to go with them in the barn. So...we looked them over, and decided who might be the best option to sell at the sale barn.  We had her delivered to the barn yesterday, and today she was sold at the dairy sale.

I had to spend the morning shopping for a new dishwasher, but was finished in time to go with Jim to see her sell.  We got to the sale after she was already sold, but picked up the check (which more than paid for the new dishwasher! :) ) and watched some heifers sell.  I snapped a picture of the sale...(not our cow in the ring)...

It was a farmer date!  We stopped for lunch on the way home, and now it's just about time to head to the barn for evening milking.

I'm sitting here typing...hearing the furnace run because it's chilly inside...but hearing the birds singing out on the porch through the closed windows. They're just as glad as I am that it's SPRING!!


  1. It's nice to have a farmer date once in a while but the chores never goes away do they!...

    Once in a while we have a buyer who will visit our farm to buy excess open heifers so we don't have to bring them to auctions sales. The buyer ships them to other countries depending on the demands.

    We also have a bunch of heifers ready to calve and I had one calved this afternoon and her heifer calf had such long legs, I named her Stiletto. lol.
    We're still waiting for the snow to melt but I have some daffodils and tulips peeking out of the ground but it still doesn't feel like spring.

    Hugs, Julia

  2. I love farm dates as much as I am sure the two of you do. It is always good to spend time together no matter where, and away from the barn. Hugs B

  3. A farmer date is a good date! I know you are glad it is spring and I am too!

  4. I laughed when I saw your blog title! We are going on a "farmer date" tomorrow when we go to a bull sale. They even provide the meal. That is Randy's kind of date!

  5. Nothing like roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes, and gravy at the Ft. Pierre Salebarn! The best.


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