Time for the steers to come off their BLM allotment. We’ve already taken our cows out so they could meet their bulls in different pastures but we always leave the steers out longer to gain more weight on that good hard grass.
Sunrise found us horseback…
Wonder of wonders, the temperature was supposed to be cool with cloud cover for most of the day, not the horrid 90 degrees with intense sun! What a wonderful switch!
I did pack my dog “Gatorade” though, and I shaved Bravo a bit more and brushed him again last night, just to rid him of some of that extra hair. He seemed to appreciate his haircut as mud holes were pretty far apart this year. The Wire Corral Reservoir was a welcome sight for him.
Sorting was achieved with good friends and good cowgirls, then it was off to home.
It’s a rough trail home, dodging horse high sagebrush and greasewood, steep climbs, narrow trails, cliff banks, and mud holes. Unfortunately, the mud holes weren’t as much of a problem as usual since we’re in extreme drought so far this year.
Nine hours later, we’re home and after lunch, a nap, and some more work, we reconvene for food provided by Tess and a Father’s Day celebration.
Happy Father’s Day!
4 thoughts on “Father’s Day Gather”
I assume dog Gatorade is electrolytes and less (no) sugar.
Drought for all the west is a given again this year.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures and happy Father’s Day (belatedly) to all the dads.
That was a long day. Glad you got all the work done in cooler temps ready for Father’s Day celebrations. And yes, we across the pond celebrated on the same day. As for Mother’s Day (Mothering Sunday) that’s a different story.!!!!!
Nice pictures…glad the temperature has lowered for both humans and beasts. Never knew you could give Gatorade to a dog! Happy Father’s Day.
Beautiful pics! Hope you get some rain…. After the hay is made