More Preparations

Along with pulling up the electric fence wire, our preparations for calving included cleaning the calving shed.  The red shed is easily seen from my house through the boxelder trees.  It is a five minute walk from here. Soon we’ll … Continue reading

Sorting OOPE Fave

The idea of OOPEs is that the photographs are taken as my camera sits in the pocket of my Carhartt coat.  Yesterday’s photos especially proved this point… this shot more than the others.  There’s the cuff of my coat on … Continue reading

Sorting OOPE

I did it!  I actually took photos while sorting cattle!  Yes, I waited until most of it was done and yes, most of the pics are definitely OOPEs but considering I didn’t drop my camera and Tart and I didn’t lose … Continue reading

January Gather OOPE

We began gathering our cows off the BLM today with our neighbors that share the allotment.  I am sore from hunching up against the snow even though it was very light and a fairly nice day.  I took my hot … Continue reading

Bangs OOPE

The other day I managed to have an OOPE day.  We were bangs vaccinating our young heifers… or brucellosis vaccinating.  For those of you who don’t know, brucellosis is a contagious disease that causes abortion in cattle.  Female cattle must be proven … Continue reading