“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 nkjv
It’s that time of year again, Calving Season. Calving season can mean so many different things. It means sleepless nights for some, being covered in placenta and crap more often than being clean, seeing new life come into this old world, and knowing that even though you try you can’t save every calf. But, every calf born alive you thank God for because that means you are just one step closer to getting that little guy to market. Most people don’t understand that ranchers really only have one “payday”. And every calf that makes it to market means a bigger “payday”. So, just like that pair depends on us, we depend on them.
On the other hand, it’s not just about the money. There is something amazingly beautiful about being able to see a new life begin. Something fulfilling watching that calf take its first steps on wobbly legs. It’s a hard way of living but you tell yourself that anything worth doing is not done easily. You have to take the pain with the joy, the death with the life. All you can do is take one day at a time and know God is in control this calving season, just like he was with all the ones before and all the ones to come.
So happy calving season and may your coffee be stronger than you temper!!