We took Henley to feed the cows this week. She did great and I managed to not kill any cows or calves while driving the tractor and holding her.
Driving the tractor is so much harder with a squirmy baby! We really had a good time though. It was nice to get out of the house and help Ty. I’ve been pretty out of the loop as far as the ranch is concerned–you know pregnant bellies and newborn babies really aren’t conducive to feeding cows or riding horses.
I feel pretty lucky to be part of a ranching family. I love that Henley and I can go to work with Ty and that it really takes the whole family to make a ranch work. Even though Henley can’t be around large groups of people and we have been confined to our home for the past two months, she and I can still help Ty with the cows! I can’t believe feeding the cows has made me so happy, but I suppose it breaks up the monotony of being stuck at home and makes me feel productive and helpful. Let’s face it, I am starting to love the cows and (almost) every aspect of caring for them.