Finished the flood damage to the south fence yesterday evening. Cleaned the creek back several yards.
I’ll probably start on the north fence sometime next week. It appears I’ll need to tear out fifty yards or so and clear debris, and then re-build.
The calves being gone really allows a fellow to spread out and get work organized.
Speaking of the calves: The best calf brought a buck and eight cents a pound. The worse, ninety-eight cents a pound. The whole herd covered expenses this year but not a lot of profit in the whole bunch.
Two weeks before sale the bottom went away for Renter and he was pushed to choose holding longer (bad case) or selling when he did. (Best of the bad choices)
He sold his bull. Darned good bull, just got to be twenty-two hundred pounds and Renter was afraid he’d gotten too big for the cows that his weight might break down the cow. The bull sold well, so Renter contracted for another, newer, bull from the ellow that sold him the older.
Man called Renter Friday afternoon and told him the agreed upon price had just doubled.
Spoiled Renters day, I’m here to tell you. Typical for the Kansas farmer and rancher though. They’ll watch that market and stick it to you without remorse and positive glee if they think they can.
Remains to see what Renter and his wife decide to do.
From the reaches,