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Brett Haas
A Rancher's Prayer by Brett Haas
Dec. 22 2009, 6:36 PM

A late night of Christmas shopping led to a late start this morning.  That, and I am still trying to get over this seemingly never ending head cold.  Moving some bred heifers yesterday morning led to some new chore routines for me today.  I also put out some mineral as well, so that took awhile.  The weather was pleasant though.  I don't think it cracked the freezing mark overnight, so that meant no ice had to be chopped or waterers thawed. 

That'll probably change in a couple days though.  The rain is supposed to start tonight and be off and on for tomorrow.  The cold front is not getting here until Thursday afternoon though and there is much anticipation on where the front will stop.  Either way it's gonna get cold and rainy or cold and snowy.  I'd almost rather have to shovel feed bunks and feed extra hay than muck around in the mud.  With the exception of cracked skin, the dry cold has been nice.  At least we know that something is headed our way, so it gives us a chance to get ready.  I went ahead and filled up a creep feeder for the Fall calves.  I could've waited a couple days, but it's in a hay field, so I'd rather not rut it up once the rain starts.  That's the smoothest hay field we have and I'm not gonna ruin that.  We've got enough rough fields without adding one more.

I suppose all I can do is wait and see on the weather and deal with it accordingly.  That's just the way it is in this business.  Rain, snow, shine, head colds, or even Christmas day won't stop cattle from being hungry.  So if you got a few days off this week, enjoy them.  And when you are sitting down to that ham, turkey, or roast and watching the flakes fly or the rain fall, just take some time when you say grace, to give thanks and pray for those who feed our country.  I know I will.



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