Maybe it's the good memories from growing up? Where every neighbor had their weekend in June. Maybe it was because that's when the valley came to life, with people from Idaho, or Dillon, there were lots of kids to play with, (cute boys as we got older), wonderful food, poker games, dancing and parties tell all times into the morning.
And maybe it's what I find now. Be it a few that we have just purchased or when the glory of spring rolls around and all your winters worth of work has payed off.
Whatever it is I wish I could describe that sense when it's time. A hard days work, that comes with this weird felling of pride and accomplishment...
You may remember me mentioning that Anna was the proud recipient of the Merit Heifer program last year. An incredible program that scholarships live heifer animals for ag kids to help start their herd.
Anna was incredibly lucky to meet this family.
And received her beautiful heifer Miss Chrissy.
It was a wonderful experience for Anna and Missy Chrissy came home with us to keep last fall. But there was one thing that still needed completed.
We had started looking through the state files about a year ago. Looking for the right combination, in the right place, that was still available. And really I can honestly say I was surprised how excited Anna was when she received it. She had to show everyone....proud! I think she was proud.
So yesterday as the first of the season came, of course she had to get out of school early.
And in a blink of an eye, it was done, OFFICIAL, she was in the cattle business. And Miss Chrissy and her little calf were not ours but officially HERS!
For me it will always be the Cross O Cross +O+ (flipped upright). That when I look at it just does something to my heart....no matter how many times I see it for a second it just stops me...
For Anna I think it will be her first A bar Diamond and thoughts of Miss Chrissy becoming hers that will make here heart do the same thing.
Maybe it all is the rebirth, Spring, babies, the sunshine, the times when everyone is together laughing just enjoying the work at hand.
Or maybe it's just the fact that it simply,