Friday, November 14, 2008

More winter weather

On Wed. we did load up rams and fat lambs at 6am to go to the auction. We made it out of town by 7ish. Got to Ft Collins, CO around 11am and unloaded the sheep. Then we went in to watch sheep sell. Prices were good on some and low on others. Elton's sheep did ok. When the sheep came in the auction yard had a couple goats trained to take the sheep in the auction pen and back out. It was fascinating. After sheep sold, there were 500 goats to be sold. We watched some of them sold and I wanted to bring some of the baby goats home so bad. Too bad I don't have a farm to raise some on. But in the fall next year they probably wouldn't travel too well in the 5er...

Winter is nasty today. The wind has been blowing all day. We did chores this morning and then checked to see if there were any new calves. We found 2 new babies. We got them ear tagged and weighed. One bull calf was born with a cleft palette. Elton called the vet and took him to Ogalalla to have surgery done. He is doing ok so far.

After chores we had the day off till evening chore time.
I spent the day cleaning the house, making pumpkin pie from a pumpkin patch pumpkin, trying to install a new towel hanger in the bathroom and making a few greeting cards.

I have to complete some Christmas presents soon also. Can't say what they are in case some of you are watching this blog...

We are having scalloped potatoes and pork chops for dinner tonight and baked squash. Also homemade pumpkin pie with tons of whipped cream.

Till tomorrow, stay warm and enjoy the night...

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