Moos from the herd

Like I say every year – we spend so much time, planning, cleaning, organizing, shopping, cooking and eating and Christmas is over in a blink of an eye. If we could just slow down the time. I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday no matter what! Really until now the weather was pretty good for people travelling around. Mother Nature decided it was time to remind us of how she can slow things down for us and there is a good amount of snow that will be getting pushed around over the next couple of days. I had company from AB that was heading back to Winnipeg in the snow storm, but they made it safe and sound. I am still hoping for a bit more company before we get back to our normal lives. I think we spend so much time trying to make things perfect for the holidays not to enjoy it as long as possible. Today I am planning to get together with my summer students, so I am really hoping the snow plough makes its way through here in the next little while. Though my dad has a snow plough truck and I have a tractor, I still have a fair bit of shoveling to do. My dad is still out of commission so thankfully my boyfriend/partner it is moving snow. That is one of my least favourite jobs. The cows have broken out their trails and are making their way home for water. I always wonder how they decide on who will go first! After all those feet make their way home though they leave a very nice, easy to walk on trail. One of Roxee and I’s favorite thing to do is walking the cow trails.

I have started the task of preparing my 2020 Daytimer. Like 2020 – does that not seem amazing to you? It is already 20 years ago that some thought the world might shut down when we turned the page to 2000. 2020 sounds like something we heard in a movie and never thought we’d be using that date. January is already looking busy… and then February will be a right off with calving. There is no such thing as easing into 2020.

The Rainy River Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting is booked for Thursday January 16th at Our Lady of the Way School at 7:00 p.m. We have decided to remove some of the reports off our Agenda and we are planning to give you an update of our new building plans. We hope you will take the time to come out and give us your opinion. The organization is now 60 years old and our success is based on listening to what we can do to make things work for our membership. We hope to see you all out!

If you are interested in participating in the Beef Symposium that is running at the University of Guelph on January 18th – please let me know ASAP. We have been running a webinar to participate in this for a number of years now. As well have the opportunity to login to Cereal Smart on Friday January 17th. Have you heard of SWAC – January 7th & 8th? It is known as the South West Ag Conference. They have offered running it as a webinar as well. All of this is available, but you will need to get in touch with me so I can organize locations etc.

There is one thing that I am certain of! We have been lucky enough to selected to host a Mental Health First Aid Course here on January 30th & 31st. I have booked the Emo Inn for this event. Please give me your name as I have hopes it will fill up fast. The Do More Ag Foundation is a wonderful organization that has recognized the stressed of farming and have put this course together. I am really looking forward to this event! Please spread the word.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2020 with all kinds of good health and happiness!