We’ve been very lucky to be able to leave our cattle out in this BLM allotment for the full period. Often, if there’s not enough grass, or water, or the snow is too deep for the cows to reach any grass, we have to bring them home earlier. That means feeding hay. The longer they’re out eating grass is just better, especially if your hay crop was a bit on the short side!
The weather this past week has not been the best here in Wyoming… high wind (over 100 mph down by Cheyenne), RAIN!, and freezing nights. That has meant ICE ICE, BABY! It’s treacherous out there. Vernon decided that hauling a horse trailer out was just too dangerous, and they used four wheelers instead. Definitely not standard procedure, but you do what you have to do.
It wasn’t that warm either.
Big kudos go out to Megan, who went along and helped and was thoughtful enough to capture a few photos for me along the way!
Bringing the cows home means the guys’ routines will change up, as they will all be feeding cows in different areas. We have about a month to go until our first calving season with the heifers begins.
The winter grazing season ends and feeding will commence!Find me here!
3 thoughts on “Bringing ‘Em In”
Loved those big sky views. Thanks Megan.
Can’t imagine 100 mile an hour winds. I’ve driven in 50 mile an hour pulling a small camper out there and that was bad enough. You guys have my respect for doing what it takes to care for the critters regardless of the weather. I grew up on a small farm but our critters were in the barn in the winter.
Love the pics thanks Megan!