Today marks an important occasion: selling and shipping the calves.
As the cows rounded the corner toward home, I realized that we're rounding a corner, too. Today we're transitioning into the next year in the cattle business. We choose a group of female calves to keep, and in another year they will replace older cows that have reached the end of their careers.
The cows will transition through this weaning time and then begin their winter regimen of hay, enjoying a few months without a calf at their side.
The weather is transitioning, too. Not long ago, we were suffering through a hot spell. Now we've had a few snowy days, and today was a reminder of what a chilly fall wind feels like.
We're coming around the bend in parenting as well. I no longer tote a diaper bag, everyone sleeps through the night regularly, and I have become the baby snatching lady at church.
Rounding the corner. . . the only challenge is trying to figure out what it is we'll find there.