Tired and Muddy

It has been a year since Butcher’s Foothills Elsa has come to live with me on the ranch. At first glance, she was small but quick, slightly nervous, definitely prone to barking in situations that make her nervous, lost, looking for love, … Continue reading

One more time…

Once again, we were on horseback today.  This time to gather the steers off our BLM lease ground.  We will be selling them on Monday, so we have to gather, retag, and weigh them.  Today was a big gather, though … Continue reading

Stories

Well, branding went just peachy!  No one got hurt, we had plenty of food and drink, it was a cool, overcast day, and the rain started after lunch!  We were a little short on help since it was on a Wednesday, … Continue reading

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

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