I decided to experiment with my blog. I wanted to test if the sky would fall if I failed to blog one Thursday, last Thursday to be exact. My conclusion? The sky does not fall  if I fail to blog on any particular Thursday. In fact, life continues to carry on and at a very full and rapid pace, as usual.
But I digress.
It is Thursday again and to celebrate my return to regular blogging, thought I’d share some highlights from our little tour around our “neighbourhood” tonight. Also, speaking of celebration, during these past two very busy weeks we got all our animals out to pasture including the bulls. This achievement means more camera time for Flicka Rancher


Hubby and I needed to check on our cows in our closest pasture (45 minutes away) as we hadn’t been up there since taking them a little over a week ago. On each of these pasture checking trips, no – make that most every time I head out in my truck, I pack my camera in case the local wildlife is out and about.

They did not disappoint tonight.


Photo Challenge – Numbers

So fitting that this week’s photo challenge should be Numbers

Seems that’s all I’ve been dealing with this past week as we gather, sort, record, sort again, load and take our herd to their separate pastures for the summer from our home base.

We are meticulous about keeping record of every cow and where she is and what bull she will be with by recording their precious Numbers.



Countrified Blessings-Kitten Crop

Sure, you can have kittens in the city or in town but here in the country….you can have LOTS of kittens creating a cuteness overload situation in the spring.


Fortunately and humanely (perhaps), natural forces prevail and somehow the population numbers don’t get too out of control. 


But because we are in the glorious country and we have this big old barn, they live quite comfortably and away from the ire of any old municipal by-law officer.


Off The Grid

Missed blogging on my designated Thursday yesterday so I was thinking I would post a short explanation today instead. Looks like I’ll be off the grid for the next few days as we gather, sort, vaccinate, brand, and then sort again all our cows and calves as we prepare to send them out to pasture for the summer.
But, then again, I might just post some scenes of the whole process if it doesn’t get too crazy. After all, I do have this fancy mobile app to blog by!
But maybe too ambitious of a thought….it’s taken me two hours now to get at this short entry and we’re not even chasing cows yet!
The scene is peaceful for now as hubby and I work to prepare all the little details before the “rodeo”!