Sunday, May 4, 2014
Finally A Breather
We've been busy, busy, busy.
Finally we have a little break. The bulls are turned out, the branding is done and the cows are all in their summer pastures. We are rotating the heifers every 7 - 10 days.
The weather has been typical spring weather. 80's for a few days, then the mid 60's with wind and a spit of rain.
We hopped on the 4-wheeler and took a spin through the cows to make sure everyone was doing good. All the calves looked good and all the bulls are healthy and happy looking.
Heading up the creek to check the heifers and bulls. Spotted a few turkeys. They are so funny. Especially when they are in full strut!
This is a dam at Sheep Springs. The creek. Cow Creek, comes from Sprague Lake, flows the length of the ranch and dumps into the Palouse River. I have never seen the water go over the dam. But it has in the past. It does go around the dam. We have 2 small syphon hoses that keep the creek flowing pretty much all year long.
Headed to the "highway" to go check the cows across the railroad tracks. Stopped at the neighbors to say hello to some of the bucking bulls and a few stud horses of the Flying 5/ Big Bend Rodeo. Here's a link to their face book page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flying-5-Rodeo-Company-Big-Bend-Rodeo-Company/379886398742729.
The wind picked up in the late afternoon and blew some cool clouds in.
The sun getting low in the western sky, with rain to the east and we have an awesome rainbow!
Thanks for stopping by.