Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring time work

Its been so long, I almost forgot how to use this thing!
We've been busy riding, sorting and branding calves.
Its been beautiful weather and the calves are fat and full of green grass. :)

Riding yesterday, I ran into, ( not literally) the first rattlesnake of the season! It said Hello, but I didn't reciprocate the greeting! LOL!  UGH! Glad the dogs didn't hear it or see it! No picture of that thing! I did get a few great pictures of coyotes. They have babies in the den. The babies are about 3-4 weeks old, so the coyotes are on high alert. Especially with 2 dogs with me!

I just love these hills. Back in the '80's they had the mars rover here test driving it. Said it was the closest environment that matched mars! HAHA!

My best cowpony ever! I trust him with my life on a daily basis. As he trusts his life with me. Standing in the barn among all the bawling calves.

At 77 this old guy still has it! He still does everything. His motto. People die on the couch everyday! And by God, I'm not gonna be one of them! HA!

Baby calves in a jug getting ready to be branded.

Last nights sunset.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Miz Personality

She is back in her cave and has 2 babies that I saw. She wasn't nesting in her usual spot last year. So I am glad to see her back. She even got one of her babies up so I could get a picture!

Mr and Mrs bald eagle are back sitting on their nest too! Glad to see them back also.

Sitting in the nest.

We braved these ominous clouds and saddled up and got the heifers and their babies on the meadows to get ready to sort and brand on Thursday. We did luck out and the stormy clouds went around us. Although the wind did blow something fierce!!

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Keeping Busy

With these little buggers. Bottle babies. All heifers, all were twins.

Daisy May and Whitey the cat. Whitey LOVES the baby calves. and they love her too its fun to watch them interact with each other.

Butter Cup eating some sweet alfalfa.

Yellow Bell the youngest. Eating a stick! lol!

The oldest bottle baby Nedly making sure the other bottle babies are getting enough love. HA! Yeah the Nerd gets a snack too. :)

We've had crazy weather the last few days. Rain, wind and a brief snow flurry today. Almost an inch of rain over night and this morning. But turned out to be blue skies with puffy white clouds. The view out the kitchen window. Makes doing dishes tolerable! lol!

Gorgeous sunset the other night.

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