New Years workload

Happy 2020 everyone! I hope that everyone rolled into the New Year with ease. I celebrated with my nieces and a friend. We snowmobiled, played some cards, crafted and drank A & W Root Beer out of wine glasses.
We did make it until midnight – well, I am not sure Maddie did, but the rest of us did. I have been hearing we are going to experience some colder weather this week so I am hoping that will bring the sun out!

I think many of us will be scrambling around trying to get things organized and back on track today. Why is it that the holidays seem to pass us by so darn quickly, but the workload seems like you took months off?
I have a list, and it’s a very long list. January is a busy month and I need to accomplish a lot because next month I will be focusing on cows and calves.

So far, the milder temperatures have made it a bit easier on the tighter hay piles this year, though I have been feeding some poorer hay and they do seem to eat more.
My cows will have to be brought back home this weekend to give the final booster of “Scour Bos” to the first calving heifers.
The snow is deep enough that they won’t want to wander off the path too far and the other tool I have is some haylage bales.
Last fall we ended up wrapping some second cut hay since we couldn’t get it to dry, so my cows are enjoying haylage for the first time ever. They will follow me home for that no problem at all.

Just a reminder if you are using the “Rainy River Raised Tags” and need them for your calving season, please let me know to order to ensure enough time to get them here for you.

There is a pile of bookwork to do at this time year – all kinds of year-end fun stuff. So, though they say January can be a long, hard month, I find it goes rather quick because of all the work to be done.

If you are interested in joining in via a webinar for Cereal Smart or Beef Smart – January 17 or 18 – please get in touch with me! If you would like more details, let me know. They are great opportunities for us to participate in these programs. Beef Smart is a for-sure go – as I already have people signed up!

I am also very excited about our Mental Health First Aid course that is happening January 30 and 31 at the Emo Inn. You don’t want to miss out on this course! Please let me know if you are planning on attending as we really do need to have correct counts for this. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to host this so if you can take the time please do so. This is not only a course for yourself but all the people around you!