Because even on Christmas, the cows still have to be fed.
And yesterday calves needed to be doctored, a few pairs in the barn needed a little extra attention and a group needed to be moved.
It's pretty much a given in agriculture - if you have a place you need to be at a set time; mother nature is going to throw you a curveball! Luckily, we have great friends who understand since they live the same lifestyle we do.
That's why our Christmas probably wasn't very different than anyone else who lives on a ranch. Cows and chores come before presents. And while we get to open presents on one day of the year, the presents that this lifestyle brings by it's presence happen every day of the year.
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
PS - A big thank you to the Francis & Estes families for letting us join them for Christmas dinner again this year. We'll celebrate with my family later this weekend, but it was great to spend the afternoon with you. And thank you to all of our friends & family who called, left a Facebook message, sent a text or sent cards and gifts. We love you all and wish you all the best in the New Year!