Holy cow! It's been so long since we've updated you all. We could come up with tons of excuses.. summer work, fencing, harvesting, fall work, having a wedding, weaning, shipping, etc.. But to be completely honest, writing blog posts was pretty low on the to-do list for this summer and fall. Now that the work has slowed a bit, we finally have a little spare time to share some pictures and give our customers some updates!
2018 was quite the year at Maus Angus Ranch. We had some of the highest highs but also some of the lowest lows. One of the most exciting happenings of 2018 was our wedding! We truly had the best day and were so blessed by of our family and friends that braved the weather to celebrate with us! We have so much to be thankful for in 2018. One of the main things is the large pile of feed we were able to gather up after a long, hard winter and an extremely dry year in 2017. It was thrilling to open the end gate on the baler every time!
The summer and fall seemed to fly by. Harvest was early, but overall, we were blessed with a beautiful crop and luckily missed the hail storms. We thank God every day for that. We weaned and shipped calves in October and picked out our 2019 sale bulls. We have 18 bulls this year! We think there's one to please every cattleman.
We spent our Christmas with our families enjoying the time together. Justin won husband of the year when he agreed to take the horses out and cut down our first Christmas tree together. Our niece and nephew were able to spend a week up here with us and were thrilled to be able to pet the bulls.
Just a few days ago, we worked the bulls. We poured them, took weights, and did each of their freeze brands. We were lucky to have the 40 degree weather in January to do that job! We were pleased with how the bulls are growing and are very proud with the selection we have to offer.
One of the nicest things about these bulls, in Kaitlyn's opinion, is their temperament. They are so quiet and have been that way since weaning. In fact, a few days after they were weaned, Kaitlyn made her first friend in the bull pen when she found #513 liked to be scratched on!
We've been brainstorming about how to expand our customer base, so one of the new things we've done for 2019 is create and mail a bull catalog. It has basically the same information as the website, but as we know, many ranchers like to have the hard copy in their hands! If you didn't receive a catalog and would like one, please send us your address. We'd be happy to get one in the mail for you!
It's crazy to think in just over a month our registered cows will be calving. We're so excited to see what will be coming out of these cows and the potential bulls we'll have for 2020!
Here's to praying this mild weather continues through calving season! -Justin & Kaitlyn