My failings as a blogger have been manifest during recent months. Since I started in 2015 with the monthly images of Ferdinand and then the frequent views on what is happening on the ranch, it has been more difficult to come up with original happenings. Pasture rotations, haying, and other production practices don't vary that much from year to year. We do have to adapt to the variability in weather among other things, but each year finds us mostly repeating the practices that have proven successful in the past. So, as my posts have become somewhat redundant, I'm reluctant to cover old ground again. But, the first newborn calf of the year can overcome that reluctance. There is nothing quite like the first calf of the year to renew our enthusiasm in the work we do. Spring is right around the corner!