With all that cold weather the trucks are another thing that really don't like anything. Trying to get a 26 year old diesel to fire up after a few nights at -20 or colder is not easy and most days proves to be impossible. Luckily i have the trusty old dodge gaser that fires up every day, without that truck getting hay would be near impossible. We have been asked to take care of our neighbors 75+cows as well for the nest 4 months. Which is exactly what i needed along with all my horses and the rescue going...but i enjoy it never the less. Breaking ice in the river and feeding 75 cows in sub zero temps in a snow covered pasture..that right there is the life.
We are working on getting some nice working horses in here too, that way i can have a new performance horse and Janet is looking at a 2D barrel mare. We of course have the 2 year olds to start and Gunner will be working his butt off on the ranch this summer with cattle work and reining where we can slip it in. I would like to get another good sturdy trustworthy horse to ride, as i am down to my appy gelding this year. That way i can haul out and make some good money on the range this year. With the lack of feedlots up here, it is easier to ride the range for ranchers than haul all the way to a feedlot for saddle work. Not saying i don't like my 2 year olds, they just sometimes don't get the big picture.
2013 looks to be very promising a year for us around here. We are working on those big changes and even with our newest challenges we are pushing forward. The rescue has gone strong through January and i hope to move these last few out so we can start pulling from the auctions again.