Welcome to our ranch near Canada's west coast in Beautiful British Columbia's West Chilcotin mountain region. Where calling the vet means hollering back at the house to bring your kit, new friendships are formed from the back of a horse and true fun for a five year old is getting a machete for Christmas. Where 'cutting the dinks off' has a totally different meaning than what first comes to mind, Muck Boots are a household name, a hand shake still means something and the coffee is always on.

Friday 6 April 2018

Photo Catch Up

Not a lot of time to write these days, as expected.  Especially with this never ending winter we've had this spring.  Seriously sick of the white stuff, not gonna lie. 
But I have a few photos to share and that will be good enough for this time.  I don't always remember to take photos, but went through them the other day and thought it was kind of a funny mix.  I often save photos or meme's etc that I find on the internet, so I thought I'd just share ones that I've taken/saved day by day.  Some are a bit random, so bear with me, this is as entertaining for me as you.  :)  

March 13th
Sweet Ava and the boys

March 14th
Helping in the barn

March 16th

March 18th

March 19th 
This calf was born (naturally!) with a condition called hydrocephalus, or 'water on the brain'.  We ended up having to put him down as he could not stand and had no suckle reflex.  Amazing.  Hope I never see it again.   

March 21st.  Smart babies in the shelter.

March 22nd.  
This has been the winter that never ends....
March 23rd
Cow 'selfie'

March 24th
From the light of my head lamp.

March 25th
Was told about an option on my phone that tracks steps. 
Remind me about this simple, easy ranching life I lead again....
Oh yeah, it all about the lifestyle.

March 26th

March 27th
Momma and baby

March 29th
The 'orphans'...the two on the left are from twin sets and the one on the right was taken off of one of our bought heifers.  I don't mind a bit of wild, but when the cow grows fangs, hammers fences and smashes gates trying to get to your blood.....well, she needs a new home.  We've had some really great heifers calve out of that group we bought last fall.  And a disappointing number of ones that will never see another spring on this ranch.  A good reminder of why we prefer to keep our own......

April 1st
It sure does.

April 3rd
Magalie and her helper "Mitch"

April 4th
Fun in the hay.
So nice to have their laughter and energy around the ranch.

April 5th
Our new milk cow "Magnolia" filling the extra bellies.

April 6th
Yes, April 6th.
Plowing snow today, April 6th.
Come on Mother Nature, we could use just a bit of a break...

Cheers all!