There are numerous high-value assets here on the ranch. During my years working and living this amazing life I believe I have identified our top three – but their order of importance varies over the seasons. They are:
– a live healthy calf,
– a reliable, functioning tractor,
– a good solid three day rain.
As of last night, we are about to experience the latter and we are sure happy about that. (My regrets to the grain farmer at this time)
I also tend to unnecessarily stress a bit about those calves after a long rainy and windy night…that they’ll likely get separated from moms in the weather drama and when I hear the early morning bawling in the field it just reinforces my state.
But I have to remind myself yet again that the bawling is the seeking out for each other and a momma will always sniff out her babe. Peace and harmony soon returns if I just leave things alone.
It’s now a day to watch that rain gauge fill and listen to the grass grow…it’s a happy ranching day!!
2 thoughts on “When It Rains”
Heavy rain this morning in the Calgary area too. I’ve been wondering why the mallard ducks have been hanging out around the dry seasonal slough behind our place. Maybe they know we’re going to get an awful lot of rain in the next while. I’ve read the mother duck might nest as much as 2-3 km away from a water source, though.
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Same thing happening with the mallards here! Hope to photograph their families soon!