|Round bales buried!|
Monday, December 28, 2015
Brrrr...those temperatures are not climbing very high this week! Cows seem to be weathering it okay and the old feed truck keeps trudging on even if she had to be pull started to get there. Looking forward to a warm 2016 with lots of green grass.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The winter storm blew in on Monday and there was no choice but to start feeding. The cows have been doing really well on protein blocks and grubbing the Fall Feed, but it's all covered up now. It blew and snowed pretty much most of the day.
|Bringing home all the cows from the various pastures to the meadows.|
Monday, October 19, 2015
A great day for a picnic in the pasture! We had probably almost as many family attend as potential buyers, but that's what makes it fun. Good times to remember.
Cute Kids...our best Crop!
|Where it all Began!|
|I'll be happy if I get a cow!|
|Saying Goodbye for 2 years...South Africa here he comes!|
|Hangin' out for Lunch|
|Buyers surveying the pens.|
|Load full of girls.|
Friday, October 16, 2015
It's A Family Thing...We're pulling all hands on deck to get ready for the Show Calf Preview tomorrow!
Atta Boy, Preston...Getting 'em all cleaned up!
Call needs to be just a little taller to raise that tail up! C'mon Charlee...smile! This is FUN!
The tourists have arrived? Oh, wait...it's Branham & Wally :)
A little clean up really helps!
Setting up the pens
Is there a Preview Tomorrow?
Friday, October 9, 2015
We got the last set of pictures done today. What a good feeling! The calves are really starting to blossom as they are taking off on the grain. Some of the early ones that we clipped are already hairing back up. We weighed them also and were pleasantly surprised. They range from 480 up to 800 lbs so they'll work at about any show there is. There are some nice calves to choose from.
Lot 18 CS312 Eye Candy Steer...4 white stocking feet. He's Cool! Will need some time & TLC from an experienced showman.
Lot 19 CR101 Cornerstone
Lot 20 CP58 Cornerstone
Lot 21 CZ500 Right Time
Lot 23 CS924 Cornerstone
Lot 66 CU32 Man Among Boys Heifer
Lot 89 CS131 Unstoppable Heifer
Lot 95 CZ21 Unstoppable Heifer
Lot 9 CR232 Man Among Boys
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Sometimes it's fun to film those behind the scenes. It takes a lot of patience and sometimes just plain luck to get that perfect shot. The girls have started taking over the Social Media for us. Kamri is working on Instagram and Aubrey is working on a new Barker Cattle Company Facebook page. Check it out! Whatever it takes to get the word out...we have some great calves this year!
Straight from Volleyball practice to get an entry for Instagram
Bowdrie & Tyler filming calves
Tom & Sally clipping
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Another round of pictures taken today. They have been weaned for 3 weeks now and getting about 6 lbs of grain/day. As soon as they hear the 4 wheeler pull in they are lined up at the fence. They have been getting more used to people walking through them and as we water them will come up and lick us at the trough. Overall a great bunch of calves and when you get in among them you appreciate them even more.
CP62 Cornerstone Heifer
CP121 Man Among Boys
CP222 No Surprise
CU991 Man Among Boys Heifer
CX21 All Aboard
CZ25 Man Among Boys
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hard to believe it's that time of year that the cows need to come back home from the Forest Permit. The guys have been riding the past week gathering and sorted yesterday and today. It's quite a sight to see and no small feat to get everyone back to their own fields. It was reported that over 35 riders were up to the task today. Some old, some young, but mostly the same crowd that comes year after year to get the job done.
Saddling up for the day
The beautiful mountain range they get to run on all summer long.
Surveying the job
Get 'er done!
Working 'em out of the circle
Back to the meadows and doctoring one for a bad eye. Glad to be home.