~I am exactly who I want to be.~
~Barbara Wooley 1900~
I helped the 3J Ranch sort out pairs and trail them out to their spring grazing area last week and again yesterday. It seems like calving just started, but when a ranch has hundreds of cows, branding has to start and then with getting the pairs out to graze, there's no time to waste. It takes lots of time to get it all done.
|Trailing to Spring Range|
After trailing them a couple of miles to the first water hole, we circle the herd up and wait for the mother cows to find their calves...
|Waiting to Mother Up|
|Waiting and Waiting|
See that nice dark sky? That was the nice hail storm we had to drive the cows and calves into...no one was happy including Colt...all he wanted to do was turn his butt to the wind. But, we couldn't let the herd fall apart...gotta do whatcha gotta do to get the job done...
It may have been cold and windy yesterday, but it at least my butt wasn't wet at the end of the day like last week! The wind was at our backs on the ride back to the ranch last week, and the snow piled up on my back and slid down into the seat of my saddle...duh me for forgettin' my oilskin slicker!
|Ridin' back to the ranch last week.|
Hope your trails are warm and sunny!