Time to sign up for virtual cattle AGM

Here we are nearing the middle of what it supposed to be a long month! I am still working on getting back on track…Maybe that just never happens for me. Since I am working from home, I am trying to divide my time between office and housework, both of which there is lots to do. I have a goal to be done my housework before calving. This morning I washed the walls in the kitchen and accumulated a lot of fluffy Black Bettie hair. It is much more satisfying to do these jobs when you can see you are making a difference. As I clean, I am trying to get rid of things that are no longer needed or that I am not using – and this does not mean just moving it to storage in the basement. Cleaning out closets and dressers is quite a challenge with a puppy, and I must be sure to check the living room or entrance way before I think I am done as she likes to drag things away.

If you are on my email list, you will know that we are planning for our Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association AGM via Zoom once again this year. It is less than ideal but it is what it is. You will need to register with me to attend and have access to the meeting material. It is booked for Thursday January 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Prior to the Annual Meeting it would be great if you would take the time to view the BFO prepared video on what has happened over this past year – you can find it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Y3LGrGOJiMA As well, for those of you that normally purchase tags through me we have made a deal with Aaron at Emo Feed and you will be ordering tags through Aaron. He has our logo, and all kinds of printing options are available so please reach out to Aaron to book your tags.

I think every year at this time of the year I struggle with my barn cameras. They are not working currently, and I am moving into panic mode to get them working again. I check my cameras frequently even if I am not calving or lambing for a couple reasons: 1) I like to see that they are working and 2) I often have stray cats, skunks for raccoons trying to move in. It is cheap entertainment. I think it is an internet problem so I am hoping I can figure it out this week.

I am hearing that we are going to warm up a bit over the next few days and that won’t hurt my feelings. I don’t mind the cold, but the cold wind just ruins the day. Walking to check cows in the wind is not so fun. I notice on the windy days the cows don’t come home and drink they chose to eat snow, but this makes for a drifted trail and a better workout going to see them.

Great news on the capital campaign for Riverside Health Care! The goal has been reached and the entire community should be proud! We are fortunate to have facilities with this type of equipment close to home! To think the campaign was so successful during a pandemic really makes me proud to live here! The foundation director Allison Cox has done an amazing job and if you see her please be sure to let her know!