Whew…

The view from above…Elsa rests at my feet during a break on a long day of gathering.  Never far from where I am, this is typical Elsa.  If I’m on horseback, she’s at my horse’s back end on the left side…95% … Continue reading

Reality

For every person that watched Roy Rogers or Clint Eastwood or Robert Fuller or Lee Horsely and thought, wow, I wanna grow up to be a cowboy… the shine wore off of the romantic version today.  We fought hard today … Continue reading

First day

Though this week has been a busy one, today’s job was our first day of gathering in our “badlands” pasture, and it has been a long day.  Gone are the days when we woke up at 3 AM to eat a … Continue reading

Branding

    Some of the girls on the crew…………………………………….some of the guys……………………………………… Our first branding of the year took place last Saturday.  Branding is a stressful day.  For my husband, he has to gather cattle, branding supplies (vaccine, medicine, barrels, irons, … Continue reading

Blizzard

My daughter has completed college and a semester of working as a substitute teacher.  She now has applied for various teaching positions around the state, hoping fora small rural school 5th grade position.  Since they were almost doubling her rent … Continue reading