While I babysat and entertained some visitors, the rest of our crew was cowboying on the snowy mountain pasture. This, after getting a slow start because the calves had escaped their pasture and needed to be herded back to their proper location.
Some days on horseback in the snow can still be quite warm… but if the wind is howling… it’s going to be cold and miserable.
If you look at the horses’ tails, you can get a good guess at the miserable level.
I asked if they saw any elk… nope. But Megan saw a mountain lion! After the mountain lion video that’s been making the rounds on the internet, she didn’t contemplate grabbing a photo of it! Can’t say as I blame her… but, man, I’d still like to see one!
The cows were happy to be heading home, even if all they did was to kick them into the next pasture. Sometimes they still aren’t convinced it’s time to come off the mountain even in snow.
Arriving home about 4:30, the boys once again found the calves had escaped… the girls were sent to haul a big bale to the corral… I completed my visit and returned to the house to cook supper for everyone. Thankfully, I had the main dish in the crockpot, but I added a few side dishes and chocolate cake to the menu.
Believe me, after a long rough day, there’s nothing like a warm meal waiting that makes life just a little bit better.
Thanks to Megan and Tess for the photos!Find me here!