By the time most of y’all read this, I’ll have eaten a big breakfast, complete with bacon and eggs, have a pretty gray mare saddled, and be heading out into a mist-filled pasture to gather up the steer pairs that we’ll be shipping out today. I am, for those of you wondering, once again healthy enough to ride! The good news is, that we’re shipping out the steers. The better news is that next week, we get to do it again, when we ship out the heifers and the steers that don’t make this trip. And I’d venture a guess that since the heifers are consigned to the local sale barn, that y’all will all get to read a post about how much I love going to the sale barn.
Our cattle truck should be to the pasture at around 9am, and by that time we’ll need to have the pairs corralled and the sorting started. Tonight I cleared off the san-disk for the fancy camera, which means that hopefully there’ll be plenty of digital media to be shared; and if there’s enough help, there will be video too!
I love days like today, when it’s just you, a horse, friends and family. Mornings when the air is crisp and all is quiet. It makes for a really peaceful time. There’s not a whole lot on earth that’s better than long-trotting out across an endless pasture on a good horse. I know I say that all the time, because it’s true. There isn’t a better way to spend a day on God’s green earth than to be horseback.