What’s Your Least Favorite Ranch Chore?

There’s no shortage of tasks around a ranch. Generally speaking, cattle ranchers most prefer working directly with cattle, but what about the other necessary tasks. What’s your least favorite ranch chore?

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Anonymous
on Jul 3, 2012

Working on a prolapse at 2 AM and 0 degrees.

Anonymous
on Jun 26, 2012

Repairing/thawing water fountains when it's well below zero.

Anonymous
on Jun 26, 2012

Clearing brush and rolling up old netting/bardwire and then putting up a new fence all of this taking place on uneven ground

Anonymous
on Jun 26, 2012

endless meetings to try to keep our ranch afloat. There are so many restrictions, regulations and mislead lawsuits against grazing out here in the West. I spend too much time trying to defend and protect what I do and not enough time "doing it". The comment above about the California Water Resources board is so true. Add to that everything else and top it off with the idea of having wolves in California....
I wish someone would introduce these four legged predators into the two legged predator strongholds ( Like DC, SF and Sacramento)

Anonymous
on Jun 26, 2012

Fixing machinery

Anonymous
on Jun 24, 2012

Fixing fence... Especially when the wire is at least 100 years old and digging post holes when it hasn't rained in 100 years!

Anonymous
on Jun 23, 2012

I was born, raised and have spent my life around cattle and the farm, and to be quite honest, I cannot remember having a least favorite farm chore. I truly love livestock and farm life, so I never thought of it as a job, or as a chore when doing things on it.

Anonymous
on Jun 23, 2012

dehorning calves

Anonymous
on Jun 23, 2012

Worried the California water Resources board will start making us do grazing plans of where our sheep and cattle are when. Some areas already require this.

Anonymous
on Jun 23, 2012

I hate fixing equipment that I need to get chores done with

Anonymous
on Jun 23, 2012

Dealing with a cow that can't birth her calf for some unknown reason.

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Loading an animalin a trailer that I have had for years that has never been loaded.

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

zMy least favorite ranch chore is when that dreaded call comes "your cattle are out.

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

paper work

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Greasing machinery

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

I never hate baling hay. I just thank God if there is hay to bale. I do agree repairing machinery is not a favorite chore.

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

fixing machinery

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Spraying muskthistle and leafy spurge.

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Picking rocks by hand

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Doing chores when it is sub-zero out!

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

fixing machinery. that's a big one!

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

I always dread & hate baling hay.

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Fixing machinery

Anonymous
on Jun 22, 2012

Pulling a well

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