Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Rancher's Choice Sale

I'd never been to Eltopia, Washington before.

That changed Saturday, when we headed north {in a strong westward wind} and visited the Bonina Event Center for the 2012 Rancher's Choice Bull Sale.
















While we didn't buy any bulls,
it was great to visit with good friends
and watch a quality set of bulls go through the ring.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Lorenzen Bull Sale




















It was a good day to be in the {RED}.

For both bull buyers and cooperators alike.

And I think everyone was glad that Larry & Sam had finished putting up their new sale barn. They can be confident now that it'll stand up to the wind!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Elvis was in the building.


Guess who was moonlighting as Elvis at the Rancher's Choice bull sale this weekend?






I think someone needs to tell Rod not to quit his day job....


Although the glasses were pretty sweet!




*** More bull sale pictures to come! ***

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Winter Feeding.


Cows like to eat hay.
Hay does not feed itself.
Feed trucks do not load or drive themselves.
Therefore, a lot of time is spent feeding hay.
And then the cows are happy.

Happy Cows = Happy Ranchers
















Oh, and if you really want to feel

popular...
wanted...
desperately needed...

Just drive a loaded feed truck into a field of cows.

You'll feel like no one else in the world matters except you...
and that hay.

And who doesn't want to feel like a million bucks on a daily basis?
:D

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1st Charolais Calf of 2012.





Look who made an appearance over the weekend?

I was battling massive traffic in Portland when Clint called and told me that 004 had calved.

She's a cute little heifer calf!

But she needs a name....any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Charolais Ladies.








I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of these lady's babies. I told Clint that I want to know when the first one arrives, because I can't wait to see their bright white newness against the hills and meadows they now call home.

Hopefully they'll have them without any difficulty.
We think we've mated them to the best bulls to help them calve easily, and produce high quality calves.

And we won't worry when Kerri gives us a hard time about the color of their new babies.

*grin*

We can take it, and love them all the same. Even when their bright white fades to a pale cream.

So ladies, I hope you enjoy these last few days of peace and quiet. Soon you'll have a new baby to look after, tend to, and keep track of.

Have I told you how much I can't wait to see them?

PS - I know this is new country to you too. Just so you know, the babies here like to hide in the sagebrush and along the fences. But since you spent a lot of time in desert before you came here, I know you'll be pros at finding them when they decide to play Hide & Seek.