To everything there is a season… Sometimes they move around a bit on the calendar, but this year, we got the full use of our badlands BLM allotment.  The BLM regulates how many cattle, which pasture, and how long you can graze on these public lands.

Today, the guys worked on gathering our cattle off these lands.

How long we stay often depends on the weather, and we had a chinook blow through the other day, melting much of the snow, with water running through the gullies and into reservoirs like it was springtime.  The next day, everything froze and it snowed three inches out there, creating horrible slippery conditions.

We usually gather on horses, but the guys decided to use four wheels instead of four hooves.  That left me out.

Thanks to Brandon, I have pics for you though!

Click on the photo to enlarge it, and you can see a cow standing in the tall sagebrush!

A storm blew in, creating an eerie light.

By afternoon, Wyoming was showing off her blue skies again, and the girls were happy to head home.


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