Monday, April 10, 2006

Hay is for Horses!

What a crazy weekend! I finally got the rest of last seasons' hay put up so my boss should be happy...and so should the livestock. Overall we moved about 140 TONS! Thank God I had such good help with this or it probably would have been more tramatic than it has been these last few months. I feel like I've been moving hay forever! Sometimes I feel like this is all I do...bust my rear-end to get everything done for everyone else. I can't wait until it's just for me eventually and I don't have to keep worrying about keeping everyone else happy.

Yes that's me on that big 'ol tractor! You know what they say, "Nothing Runs Like Deere!" Now only if they made men like that...and that's all I'm going to say on that subject.

So now that I have the hay up and don't have to worry about it again until late summer and only have about 6 more cows to calve - I get to bring in the colts to break and hopefully sell this summer. I have to say I'm a bit nervous to get started this year. I've been working them on and off all winter on the ground, letting them get used to me and sacking them out, but after crushing my foot last year I'm hesitant to just jump back on these young horses when there isn't anyone else around. I had a coupla good spills into the fence last spring, but nothing serious until I was training a horse for rodeo and he slipped and fell on me. I had a cast on forever and was seeing a physical therapist on and off until just recently. You know when people say they can feel when it's going to rain from old injuries? They aren't kidding! I get anywhere near moisture...the lake, ocean, the bathtub...J/K...It aches! Oh well...must be getting'


Laura said...

We've got the baby pigs here... we have about 150 sows, hopefully they'll all be farrowing this summer, and calves at the dairy farm, but we don't touch horses with a 10 foot pole!

Y Garcia-Smith said...

Your job just seems so cool!