It seems that the only time I have time blog is when I am not at home. Hey, whatever works. I’ve been working a lot this week, which is good, but there is not much to report ranchwise. Rain was in the forecast on Tuesday, but we didn’t get any. This is getting to be a bit of a problem. Yes, it does give us the opportunity to mow whenever it’s daylight, but we need the grass to start really growing and the tanks to get really full for summer. Isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for Monday. We’ll see.
We looked at the cows on Wednesday night. Half of our cows now have calves. This is very exciting. I hope to start tagging the calves around the middle of next month. There are plenty of people who have volunteered to help us with that. Hopefully, we can oblige them. Working cows is about the funnest and coolest thing that we do out here. It connects us with our past, is exciting and it keeps you on your toes. I can’t wait.
We may have one problem calf. On Wednesday, we found a really new calf on a cow with a huge bag. It looks like the calf can nurse, but we are going to have to check again today to be sure.
That’s about all. We are still looking for the right balance between fulfilling all righteousness and waiting on God. The Bible instructs us to wait on Him, but it also admonishes us to work. It’s things like this that make it apparent to me that an actual relationship with God is indispensable. When I have worked cows with my Dad, Granddad, and cousins in the past, we were able to anticipate and interpret what the others were doing. For instance, we would ride into the field and see a bunch of cows. Dad would say, “You go around the left, and I’ll go right and come from behind.” That might be as much as we would talk before we shut the gate on them. He would give general instructions. Of course, like in war, as soon as you start doing the plan, the plan falls apart. I would look across the herd and see Dad take off to a little copse of trees. I would then shift my position, knowing that he may have heard or seen something. We might have changed the plan half a dozen times before the job is over, and not discuss anything until we were done. We are in each other’s heads, as the saying goes.
How we should long to be the same way with God. “A little sleep, a little slumber…and scarcity comes..”, or “Wait on the Lord”. Who can say which applies in each situation. God can, of course, but so can I when I am as close to Him as I am my Dad; when I am “in His head”.