We have been wanting to sell calves for several weeks, but the snow has really made that difficult. We like to sell at a Saturday auction, and it’s been the weather habit to storm heavy on Friday, making a Saturday load-out more difficult. Also, the place in our corral where we usually load-out is difficult to get in and out of if the ground isn’t solid. We got up early yesterday and tried to spot the trailer while the ground was still frozen, but just couldn’t get it and also realized, even if we could spot it right and load it, we probably couldn’t get it out even with the help of the tractor.
So, Richard said, “why don’t we load them in the lane?” And I said, “sure, that’s a great idea!” So we did.
Speaking of snow, it was lovely when we started the loading, not too cold (about 28 degrees) and no wind or snow. However, during the sorting process, I noticed these BIG white things floating around. Then they got thicker and thicker, and it was almost a white-out by the end of the loading!