Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sorting Pairs

For the past week we have been sorting steer pairs from heifer pairs. A few hundred every day. Its nice to be in the saddle all day, everyday.
As they say, a good working dog is better then 4 men/women. We have 4 amazing dogs. And I have to admit, that saying is so true! Gathering cows is a breeze. Most of the time! HA!
The puppies are doing awesome. Spook is like a cat, stalking her prey. And she is a nose bitter. And Bandit, well, she is just my awesome cowgirl. I can count on her to do anything for me.

Cows coming to the sorting lots.



Bandit keeping them in a group. It was a little windy as you can tell from Leo's mane!


Blackbirds watching the show!


An old barn by the house.


Thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

  1. Very cool shots. You have been busy.
    M

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  2. Looks fun but a lot of hard work . I have never worked that large of herd. Enjoy your barn shot, a real palace at one time.

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  3. Now I don't know why you separate steer pairs and heifer pairs.

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  4. That is a whole lot of work. I'd be completely out of my element.

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  5. I bet you feel like you have accomplished something at the end of your day!

    Love that bird shot and that old barn...love that a lot!

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  6. Sounds like you are making a dent in a big job, Cheri. Hope sorting continues to go well.

    We got bulls pulled Sunday night and Monday. Tuesday we moved one group of pairs and the replacement heifers to new pastures. We made an attempt to haul hay and it's too wet.

    Our morning temps this week have been 50* and 48* with highs in the mid 60's. This morning it's foggy and 62*. Never pulled bulls in my winter snow pants before!

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  7. Just in my opinion, you have one of the best breed of dogs to do the job! People sometimes are so much more difficult to deal with. They don't call them man's best friend for nothing.

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  8. You've been busy. What great photos to tell the story of long, productive days! Continued good luck and good weather, Cheri.

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  9. Don't you just love having the sun on your back and the wind in your hair and the song of cows in your ear? I know you do...as I love my life on a farm.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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