Let’s Talk Ranch Chores

Let’s Talk Ranch Chores

The things-to-do list on a ranch is never-ending. There’s always fence to fix; weeds to spray; hay to cut, bale, stack and move; feed to grind; bills to pay; manure to haul; taxes to pay; the list goes on and on. Some things on the to-do list are certainly more fun than others.

For example, I would much rather move round bales than stack square bales. And, I would rather haul manure than spray weeds. My favorite time of year is the fall when the crops are harvested and the calves are weaned. While I can deal with a winter blizzard, my least favorite time of the year is the spring thaw and dealing with the standing water and mud that come with it.

This week’s poll on the beefmagazine.com homepage asks, “What’s your least favorite ranch chore?”

With 129 votes in so far, 40% of you dislike doing paperwork the most. Another 16% say clearing brush, while 12% despise cleaning corrals and hauling manure. Fixing fence is another least favorite chore for 16% of you. The remaining 17% cite other chores.

Where do you fall on the list? If I had to choose, I would probably agree that doing paperwork and preparing for taxes is my least favorite part of the job, although it would probably be one of the most important aspects.

If your least favorite chore isn’t on the list, let us know what it is. Post your thoughts in the comment section below and vote in the poll here.

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