I love Christmas vacation for many reasons. Celebrating the birth of our Savior, spending time with family and friends, eating scrumptious foods, opening presents…But I love it for another reason, too. I get to work cattle with my kids.
Now, I get to work cattle with my kids fairly often, but it seems like the fall of the year gets so busy with school and sports and harvest and other things that I often miss out on the opportunities to work with them.
But not over Christmas vacation! And we usually have plenty of cattle to work as this is when we are switching out test groups at the feed efficiency testing center.
We had three big days of working cattle, so the kids took turns. Rhett helped first.
Then Matt. His job was to run the chute. I think he likes that job. Although he actually prefers vaccinating cattle, but we didn’t have any shots to give that day, so he got chute duty.
And then Abby. Abby got to run the chute too. This was rather new to her as she hasn’t run the chute much, but she did a great job.
And as luck would have it, we have at least one more big day of working cattle before school starts again. I’m never sure if the kids look forward to vacation or going back to school. I know I look forward to both:)
Have a great day!