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Monday, May 18, 2015

Moo Cow Monday ~ Dealing With The Mud

If you follow us on social media, you have read our catch phrase "If you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud!"

The past two weeks we have received over 12 inches of rain, we are dealing with the mud.
I have written before, "You will never hear us complain about rain."
The ponds are full and the grass is growing lush green!

Shall we discuss this photo?
Royal, Oh Royal, Oh Royal!
How I do love her!
Let's just say she provided a break, in the creation of Phase 2 of the working pens, for our enjoyment.

Let's not discuss the pen holding the bulls!
As you can see the bulls are up to their knees in mud.
Thankfully this is the lower end of the pen.
They do have a dry spot at the high end.

After the rain stopped, work continued on the working pens.
 Note the spool, between the weld trailer and the sweep tub.
It is keeping the welding leads out of the mud.

June 1st is fast approaching.
That is the magic date to work the Rockin' B cattle.
Phase 2 of the pens must be done to work the cattle properly.

This photo is the end of the alley.
The cattle will go down the alley and into the sweep pen.

The guys have placed braces over each gate entry.
This makes for a more stable entrance, therefore the gate won't sag or drag. 
The sign on the ladder only says "no standing on the top step"...

Flower Boy is checking to see that Drewman blew a hole large enough for the gate pin.
Although it may not look difficult, the proper size hole is very important when it comes to gate pins.
If the hole is to large the gate pin has room to "play" or wiggle, allowing it to bend and bow when the gate is hung.

Lots of work left to completion, but we are getting there.

 I should say, the guys are getting there...
As I got the mower stuck!
Hey, I provided them with another break as they had to come pull it out of the mud.

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud!

Rancher Girl

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