Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Moving steer pairs

Wednesday we will be sending the steer babies to their new home to be fed and fattened up! So, Friday we moved them and their mama's closer to the corrals. It was a balmy 75*! Why is it when its only 75* in the fall it feels so HOT! But, when its 95* in mid summer its pleasant?
We moved them early because we all were having company over the weekend. Deer season started.
And, too make sure we got all the pairs and everyone is in good health.


                                 At the watering hole.



    
                                Heading over the hill.
 
 

         The end of the day, there was a cool sundog in this odd looking cloud.


                                Angel wings.

 
The hunters. Bob was successful.
 
 
 
                                End of the day sunset.


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Friday, October 9, 2015

Foggy day working cows

It was awfully foggy when we started out to gather heifer pairs. Picking out our future mama cows.





                                A few videos from Cameron's phone.

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                               Noisy cows heading into the sorting lot.

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                                Bringing out a pair. We bring them out one at a time
                                so we get a good look at mama and baby. Looking for
                                a straight, clean, calm mama. A clean, calm pretty heifer.

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                             The "old guy" still going strong at 76! Pushing non keeping heifers out through
                             the corrals.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Autumn

                                Autumn in the channeled scablands.









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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Oh Boy!!

When did time fly?! GEEZ!!

Learning to walk.


2 years old.. Love the blonde curly hair! LOL!



They have the same look!! hahaha!



Livin' life!



College graduation. He graduated with honors and a psychology degree from EWU. Doing what he likes to do. Working with abused and neglected children. And one on one with a little boy with autism. Teaching him how to be productive and independent. Couldn't be more proud!



The love birds. I couldn't have picked a better girl for him if I tried!

Where has the time gone!? I remember bring you home from the hospital and you didn't even cover one cushion! Now you take up the whole couch and then some!!

Happy 25th Birthday to my little Punk. Love you to infinity and beyond!

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Boys of Summer

All the bulls are outta the cows in their summer pasture for now. They all look good and are getting along just fine. Its been to hot for them to wanna try any shenanigans! HA!




I love this view looking south from the bluffs. Those are bulls scattered around down there. A good way to get a count on them!


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Friday, July 10, 2015

Been Awhile!

Its been awhile! I can't believe its mid July! WOW!
All is well in the hot, dry channeled scablands here.
We've been busy pulling bulls, moving heifers and trying to beat the triple digit temps!
Its been so hot (in the 90's) at night that I spend a lot of time outside in the evenings!

Here's the moon, venus and Jupiter.  
 
Full moon coming up.
 
 
Hot, hazy, sun setting.
 
 
A friend flew over the ranch and snapped this awesome picture out the window! Yea, we live down there! HA! Kinda? bizarre looking landscape.
 
 
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Boys will be Boys

Sitting on the back patio watching two bulls having a discussion on who is the most handsome! Luckily no heads got knocked together! The "reddish" grass you see is June grass. Very high in protein. It slicks the coat up on the cows and makes the babies fat!

As you can see, they are not to far away from the yard!!!




 
I love how the steer calves have to get involved! LOL!
 
 
Don't forget your head!
 
 
A beautiful sunset on this cloudy day.
 
 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

WE ESCAPED

We escaped for the day. No agenda, just hopped in the car and drove!! We went to Palouse Falls and on down to Walla Walla. Back roads all the way. No map, no GPS. It was a beautiful day for a road trip!
Palouse Falls is a gorgeous fall. Cow Creek, which runs through the ranch, runs into the Palouse River, over the falls and onto the Snake River. Looking at the landscape that surrounds the falls, you wouldn't think there's any water for MILES. You have to drive down a dirt road to the falls. And yes, it is a state run. The falls are about 35 miles south of us.
Here's a little tidbit from Wikipedia.

The falls are 198 ft in height. The canyon at the falls is 377 feet deep, exposing a large cross-section of the Columbia River Basalt Group. These falls and the canyon downstream are an important feature of the channeled scablands created by the great Missoula Floods that swept periodically across eastern Washington and across the Columbia River Plateau during the Pleistocene epoch
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The ancestral Palouse river flowed through the currently dry Washtucna Coulee to the Columbia River. The Palouse Falls and surrounding canyons were created when the Missoula Floods overtopped the south valley wall of the ancestral Palouse River, diverting it to the current course to the Snake River by erosion of a new channel.
The area is characterized by interconnected and hanging flood-created coulees, cataracts, plunge pools, kolk created potholes, rock benches, buttes and pinnacles typical of scablands. Palouse Falls State Park is located at the falls, protecting this part of the uniquely scenic area.




                                            Looking down stream.


Coming into Walla Walla. Those are the Blue Mountains we can see from home!! No snow on them either. Sad.       

                                       
 
We stopped at Fort Walla Walla museum and wandered around. I spotted this little guy watching us!


Back to riding and sorting pairs tomorrow. Its suppose to be 80*!!! Then branding on Tuesday.

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