El O’Driscoll has finished his rock reflector wall. He hopes to get everything installed and in use before warm weather sets in. “I have the stove, so all I need is the pipe,” he says.
Boyd Udy reports being about half done with calving out the cows and only a few heifers left to have their young.
Boyd loves the outdoors. “There is always something to do outside,” he says.
Also, granddaughter Kynzee is growing fast, crawling and standing. “She’s a real goer,” Boyd says.
Orson and Jeannette Poulsen had a quiet week. Orson’s shed is finished except for putting the shingles on the roof. Jeannette loves her volunteer job at the Bear River Valley Hospital. She is working on quilts for sale or as gifts for various family members.
Kaye Draper reports a visit from her sister-in-law from North Carolina. “She will be here for awhile, but it’s been real fun so far,” Kaye says.
Cleo Petit reports calving is coming right along. She and Gary go to the fields all day long to check on the cows and calves to make sure there are no problems.
Starr Mitchell reports going to the Bookmobile in Thatcher last week. “It is nice to have one so close to home,” she says. Jim and Starr’s son Steven gave the Mitchells the last of his pumpkins to can and to roast the seeds.
Wednesday Clynn and Winnie Richman joined Aaron and family at Maddox Ranch House to celebrate Aaron’s birthday.
Wednesday morning Winnie and friend Carolyn Carter started new paintings at art class in Clinton. Winnie will do two 5×7 canvasses, hopefully to turn into greeting cards, and Carolyn will do a larger one.
Friday, Dan Keetch and his niece came to the barn while Winnie was doing chores. He told her she had a heifer on the road with a new calf. Winnie hopped into the truck and they led her to the animals.
They tried to drive the heifer and calf to the field, but the calf got tired and laid down. The mother left the calf asleep and went back to the field.
So Winnie called Jim and Starr Mitchell to help load the calf into the truck to reunite the pair. All went well. Fortunately the cow was well away when the group unloaded the calf. It bellowed and the cow came galloping to protect it, but the truck and its occupants got out of the way just in time. “That old heifer was really on the prod,” Winnie laughed.
Sunday Greg, Heather, Colton and Caden Lott came out and fed. They reported nine new calves and nearly getting stuck twice, “I guess we just have to be grateful for the moisture,” Winnie says.