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!