I couldn’t keep my eyes open Tuesday, nor Wednesday night either. I literally fell asleep simply posting the photo last night. Too many early mornings and hard work.
Yesterday was our big trail up the mountain. It’s a big event every year. Since we’ve been riding almost everyday for two weeks, it felt even bigger. Approximately ten miles of trail plus gathering the pasture… and about 2,000 feet of rise in elevation. But that doesn’t count the back and forth in moving cattle or navigating trees and rocks!
I’m still not very perky… another good night’s sleep will help, and I feel for the guys who’ve been doing even more work. If you’re a lover of 8 – 5 jobs with weekends and holidays off, ranching is not for you.
Yes, the leaders of the herd are past me and if you enlarge the photo, you can see the tail end back on the other hillside. The girls were ready for cooler air and fresh grass and they put it in GO MODE. That was a blessing, because it was 95˚ at the bottom of the mountains. You want your cows to line out and go like this!
They were going so well, we didn’t even stop for lunch until we were completely done. It was almost a perfect trip, although we were so fast, the neighbors hadn’t arrived yet to move their cows out of the way and some of our cowboys had to work extra hard clearing the way for ours.
We did it though.
And, yes, I’ve made a puzzle of this photo for you… you can find it here. And I haven’t even fallen asleep yet!Find me here!