Every Day is A Good Day

After the work of branding is done… and a good meal is eaten… there’s more work to do.  We brand after we gather cattle from one pasture, and now it’s time to send them to another pasture.  I haven’t ridden this for a couple of years, and so it was very nice to go along on this little jaunt this year.

bridgeThe first obstacle is crossing the bridge… and the girls line out like champs!

fieldThey weren’t crazy about the freshly plowed field… it’s soft and hard work walking across it!

runnerVictoria and C. return a calf who wanted to go back.

high roadThey have to be encouraged to take the high road, not the low road next to the creek…

valleyThere’s a little bit of easy going where you can enjoy the view.

pairThen we hold them in the fence corner of the new pasture to mother them up.

pairAs each cow finds her baby, we ease them out of the bunch and send them uphill.

uphillThey’ve learned the good pasture is up and over this hill… and so they trudge on.

cowboysIt doesn’t hurt to have a few strategically placed cowboys though…

steepC. gets a good look at the trail.

rockyIt’s the epitome of a steep and rocky trail.

downOnce the cows are over the ridge and happy with their new location… we head back downhill… What goes up, must come down.  This trail is not for the faint of heart!

As C. said… “Every day here is a good day!”

I couldn’t agree more.


Every Day is A Good Day — 6 Comments

  1. You enjoy a fascinating life there on your ranch! I enjoy tuning in every day to your latest endeavors! Thank you for being so faithful so we can see and enjoy your ranch life!

  2. You chose a terrific selection of pictures, and I appreciate all of them as I ride vicariously and enjoy the views and cattle drive.

  3. Ohhh. I think I would need to shut my eyes and say a quick prayer if I was on those last two photos. Well done on a good day. Don’t think my visit to the dentist counts.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing you life on the ranch! I ride once a year in Estes Park,Co. trail is rocky in places, but nothing like your cattle drive-

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