Thursday, March 27, 2014

Out the door they go!

We turned the heifers out today.
These little ladies averaged 832 pounds! They gained just over 200 pounds in 3 months! That's about 2 1/2 pounds a day!
They went out the gate very nicely. Then they started bucking and running. Stopped turned around and wanted to go back. One thing about heifers, they always stay in a group.
 
Out the gate they go.
 

 
Turning back.
 

 

Bandit, my number 1 cowgirl helper and my trusty steed Leo holding our ground.



The weather was perfect this morning. A slight wind, partly sunny skies. Then the skies darkened and we had strong winds, hail and rain. It didn't last but a few hours. The clouds and sky were very pretty.




And if I need another reminder of spring - Texas Yellow Bells. Such sweet little wild flowers.
 
 
 Thanks for stopping by.












13 comments:

  1. They gained 200 pounds in 3 months?? That happens to me every year during the holidays :)

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  2. What a great rate of gain! They look great. I also loved the photos of the sky and its transformation.

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  3. You really know the characteristics of your animals.

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  4. Those heifers look great- and so does all that green!

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  5. They look good. Ours not quite so good, out on cornstalks til about two weeks ago, picken up now. Say Hi to everyone for us!

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  6. They look good. Ours not quite so good, out on cornstalks til about two weeks ago, picken up now. Say Hi to everyone for us!

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  7. If I'm not careful I can gain 3 pounds a day also. They are looking good! Also, your green grass is looking mighty fine!

    ❤⊱彡 Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  8. I loved the sunset shot in the previous post, and totally love the sky shots in this one. Those girls sure are pretty girls...and Leo is looking handsome as ever.

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  9. Love the clouds and skies. Crazy heifers but they have to learn don't they. Pretty good gain on them. What a sweet little Yellow Bell.
    M

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  10. Spring at last1 We have flowers too! What we need is more sun so they might actually open up and show themselves for our camera. We had a sunny day last Monday and another is forecast for nest Wednesday. In the meantime it's "oh look the sun is shining...where, the back yard,..let me see,..oh, slow poke you missed it" So, thanks for the Yellow Bell - great picture! Bob

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  11. I am so glad you are back on the horse. Your wrist must be feeling better! Love your pictures and the heifers! And your cute cow dog, barking at them. Awesome!

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