This was first posted April 23, 2012. We’re not quite there yet, we have a few more cows to get out and it’s definitely not 81* this year!
My company left… and literally within minutes, Vernon handed off his horse to me, and I was back “on the job.”
It was a tad hot to trail cattle today!
The thermometer said 81º after we finished lunch!
Cows are wrapped in thick leather and black hair and a winter of laziness in the fields has them out of shape! They drug their “hooves” for the first uphill hike, then as it leveled out and went a smidge downhill, they were lined out and MOOVING.
The last mile is a fairly good pull and they needed a bit more encouragement to make it those last hundred yards! The gate is on the top and with a little more pushing and VOILA! our last bunch is out in the hills!
Fifty head were paired up in just a few minutes. For the most part, it was just double checking the matching eartags!
We loaded up the horses and headed home for a nice cool drink…
Cowboying is complete… for a few weeks!Find me here!