Sunday, February 24, 2013

Horses in the sun.....

                                                       Horses in the sun.
These 3 horses are not riding horses. But they do serve a HUGE service on the ranch. They are our replacement heifers "trainers". The heifers leave mama sometime in November or until the snow flies, right to the feed bunk until the green grass starts to grow, usually the first few weeks of April, when they are turned out on the range. When we turn the heifers out, we put these 3 horses in with them and they stay with them all summer. This way when we ride and move the heifers from pasture to pasture, they don't freak out and run when they see a horse. If you've dealt with heifers, you know what I mean! The horses even stay with the heifers when we turn the Angus bulls in with them. The bulls go in with the heifers April 22 and come out May 25.
The pony on the left is my retired buggy pony, the one laying down is my old mare, the one on the right is blind.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Whats not to love?

Our bottle babies. The bigger one is a bull calf and the little one is a heifer. The little heifer is a twin. The bull calf was seen "bumming" milk from multiple cows. I am guessing he was a twin also.

Isn't she adorable? They are so fun to play with. She is very well behaved. They get to go outside during the day, then at night we put them in a stall in the barn. When she's done with her night time bottle and she gets put in her stall, she bucks and spins, then lays down to go night night till morning.

Being a goob.

Friday, February 22, 2013

A blustery day.....

Today was a rainy, windy, icy cold day. Thank goodness we have a barn to take the new babies that were born in the mud and muck! Then I went outside and saw this! Gorgeous!