~I've won more bets than any man I know.~
~Alberta Canyon 1886~
This post just kinda expands on yesterday's post...fall activities from the past few weeks...pics I liked, but didn't get a chance to post. I thought today would be a good day to get 'er done!
I'm participating in Fresh from the Farm's Farm Photo Friday...check out the other farm photos!!
My expanded raised garden beds gave us a wonderful bounty this year. I don't think anything tastes better than food grown in your own garden.
|Fresh from the Garden|
When the weather forecast predicted night time temps to get down into the teens, I decided I better get the last of the onions pulled and save anything else I could from the freezing temperatures. The Walla Walla Sweet onions proved to be quite a wheelbarrow full!
I've got them in a cool, dry, dark place, and would like to make onion braids. Has anyone done them before and have any tips? Please leave a comment and let me know!
|Onions anyone? I think onion rings!!|
Fruit trees aren't real common here in SE Oregon...with the short growing season, cold springs, and it's been known to snow in July, some years you just don't get a crop...but this year was the best I've seen in the six year's we've been here. We just have the one apple tree; a Northern Spy we think. They made wonderful apple crisp and applesauce!
|An Apple a Day|
We're late in getting our two calves weaned...but this weekend the deed will get done. Number Three and Black Calf will go over to a friend of ours and pasture with his 50 head of calves. After 30 days, we'll bring Number Three back home to be part of our cow herd...Black Calf will go to Producers auction...he'll make some mighty fine beef. Goof sure makes nice calves!
|Number Three is growing nicely...she'll be a nice lil' heifer!|
We're excited to expand our tiny herd.
Fall time is a busy time for the ranchers. I always like getting a phone call for help. On a day ride, we gathered Rancher Dan's first year heifers off of Moon Hill and trailed them down to their ranch.
|Gathering first year heifers for Rancher Dan.|
|Heading down into the canyon.|
|Here the heifers are home at McCoy Creek Canyon...|
one of the prettiest places in Harney County.
On another weekend, we helped trail his mother cows north to their winter pasture...a two day drive.
|Me and Colt...trailing the herd.|
It's about a 23 mile trip. As we drive the cows along the county road, pickups with horse trailers come through...off to do the same thing on another ranch, and livestock semi trucks come through loaded with calves heading for market...like I said...everyone's busy getting things done before winter sets in.
|Arriving at winter pasture.|
These cows will calve here next spring...the calves will get branded...and we move them back south to summer pasture...the circle of life goes on~