It’s hard to believe that January is coming to a close. So far our winter in Northeast Nebraska hasn’t been too bad, with a nice blanket of snow in the pastures. Bailey (1st calf heifer) and her calf Brandy, that was born the last of November, are doing terrific.
It seems that planning for events is half the fun, but the actual event seems to just fly by. This event was the National Western Stock Show and Sale and it paid off to make all of the plans. Flatland Farm and Pell Creek Highlands arrived in Magnet ahead of time to load everything in one trailer and have the cattle hooves trimmed. We were out in Denver for 5 days and I have to say, that I have never had as much fun as I did this year. Yes, I said fun, because it’s a lot of work so you have to enjoy it. The cattle from the separate farms all placed in the top 1/3 of their classes , with Bailey McConnell being the Reserve Intermediate Champion in Showmanship in the Junior Show. It was her first experience out there and she did a great job! Her little sister Reilly, was such a huge help keeping things picked up behind the animals and being there when something was needed. They also helped present the sale animals in the sale ring and did a terrific job.
It’s always a busy time having animals out there, talking to people about the breed and the farm; but I also had meetings to attend as a member of the National Board and on a couple of committees. There are quite a few things that we are in the process of starting that are very exciting for the members at large.
We had a safe trip home, animals are happy and things are unloaded. Now is the time to look back and remember the great memories that were created.
The next step for Almosta Farm, is looking forward to calving season and making plans for 2011.