We stepped over the prickly pear cactus and avoided the tall sagebrush.  Every few steps our jeans accidentally brushed against the sage creating a seemingly loud *scrrrrrritch*.  We pointed and whispered, our quarry lay ahead in the dim light.  We … Continue reading

They’re gone!

We have turned out virtually all of our cows!  Yay!  This is our crew that helped Johnny, Vernon, and I push the last big bunch out Wednesday.  I had had a big trip to the dentist the day before… a … Continue reading

Another family portrait

This looks like summer downtime… but 5 minutes before we had pushed a bunch of cows 50 feet away and I had told them to stay in the yard and lay down… and this was their reaction.  When people doubt that … Continue reading


Daniel rides his Big Red Rooster horse to help sort off pairs.  All my children have helped ride since they were about 5… and even riding double for short periods before that.  One of my favorite pictures is Brandon in front … Continue reading

3 generations

John, Daniel, Vernon, Brandon Greet sorting pairs in the corner…yes, those leaning posts actually have wire on them and pass for “good enough” fence.   … Continue reading