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Prairie Quilter/NE's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

Cowboys & Cell Phones

My men moved cows to cornstalks (winter feed in these parts) this morning. They saddled up before daylight and were back at the house around 1:30 for dinner. It was a long drive, but the day was cool enough to keep the cows from overheating and warm enough not to freeze out the guys on horseback. I spent the morning in the kitchen preparing a meal for the extra hands. We used to have the meal ready by noon (just in case), then stick it in the oven, and didn't set things on the table until they… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on January 30, 2010 at 3:41pm — 7 Comments

Easy Keeper

In ranch terminology an "easy keeper" is usually referred to as a cow or heifer who requires little or no attention. She has a calf each year, calves on her own, takes good care of it, is a good milker, is healthy, maintains her flesh (doesn't get thin) in winter, etc. She's not a fence crawler or wild. Just an all around "easy keeper" for the rancher. This isn't an exhaustive list, but just a few of her characteristics. Cattlemen admire the easy keepers in their herds, and believe me they know… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on January 6, 2010 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

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