First posted May 30, 2008.
“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 hearty breakfast and we were on horseback riding out before the sunrise. Now we leave home at 7 AM and haul out in our horsetrailer. The pasture looks terrific, all this rain has the ground saturated and grass growing everywhere. We all went today, Johnny, Vernon, Victoria, Daniel, Brandon, me, Lucas, Elsa, Boomer and Bob. Well, ok, Dally got left at home, but I’m just wanting to have more of a handle on her than exists at this moment! We made it home at 3:30…and were very grateful I had thrown a roast in the crockpot. After a break for lunch we all went our different ways to continue a day of work until dark. We’ll continue this the next couple of days as well. Take a break, giving me enough time to shop and cook and then we’ll brand again on Wednesday. I’ll try to pack a camera and take a few shots tomorrow for sharing. Drifter comes home tomorrow as well, and that is a story for another day.”
Not much has changed since this was written except we’re finishing up AIing before we gather the pasture. Tomorrow will be a big day with the heifers and then the gathering begins.Find me here!