Preparation for vaccinating cattle is a big job too!
So much of the work on a ranch is physical, difficult work and we do it with our family. That can encourage grouchiness and short tempers. So we try to make the jobs as fun as possible, by turning on a radio in the background and providing a good picnic meal to enjoy. Today I'm cooking up about 8 pounds of ground beef to make sloppy joes, two pies: one strawberry and one peach, pasta salad and packing home grown tomatoes for our lunch tomorrow. We'll spread out our picnic in the pasture grass and take our time relaxing with a good meal, with the local vet (who is a friend), before going back to work to finish the job.
The pictures on this blog post are of my kids doing their part to help work cattle a number of years ago. I will take my camera with me each day this weekend and will hopefully have lots of good pictures to post next week!