I think about him often. But here, riding is where I remember Johnny most. He was so quiet: in voice, in horsemanship, in stockmanship. Ride into that herd quiet, cut out the cow and calf pair, let your horse be quiet too, turn the pair, and follow them out so they think it’s all their…
#TBT: The Easter Egg, v.2.0
This was first posted April 7, 2012. It’s been a busy couple of days, with kids and grandkids all here… But they’ve all left now. Silence reigns and a neglected English Shepherd lays at my feet! Easter Sunday just might be a smidge quiet. While they were here, I did, with Victoria’s help, manage to…
Calving in a Blizzard Video
I managed to throw together a video for today’s blizzard. We were lucky and haven’t received near the record amounts of snow across the state. We’re counting our blessings!
Throwback Thursday: Good Timing, v.2.0
This was first published March 27, 2012. P.S. That annoying sound in the video is my camera! Grasshoppa, Are you ready? Here is the birth of the calf that I teased you with the other day. I did not edit this, because I wanted you to see the delivery in real time. This is cow 437…
#TBT: Question and Answer March 2012 Vlog (pt 2), v.2.0
This was first posted March 22, 2012. Part two of the Questions and Answers… and I must say… I am *such* a dork! No editing. This is me. My apologies!
Why I ever think I can get a video uploaded in a speedy and efficient manner is beyond me… Nevertheless, here it is, twelve hours late!
#TBT: Question and Answer March 2012 VLOG (Pt. 1), v.2.0
What a title! Yup, Back in the day, Q&A sessions were a regular part of this blog… This was first posted March 20, 2012. Finally… Here’s Part One… too many questions, so I divided this in half.
Moving To High Country Pastures Video
Back to last summer and a couple of weeks of moving cattle up the mountain to various pastures… The scenery is gorgeous with green grass and wildflowers, and there are grandkids living the dream wherever you look!
Summer Ranchwork – Video
(Sorry it’s late, nothing like arguing with YouTube late at night) Dragons and damsels and wildflowers… Raindrops and piggy noses… Learning and growing and the best of old friends… Horses and cattle… Hidden eggs and treasured moments… Sorting cattle with cowboys and cowgirls… Running children and red dirt… Dogs who pose and Prince’s Plume. This…
Sorry about last night… when you wait until late to write your post… and then it won’t let you sign in… it doesn’t take too long before you just give up and go to bed! I don’t have that much patience late at night. But! I did sit down this evening and make a movie….
Second Branding Video
Springtime is happening. There’s farming, moving cattle to pasture, baby fox, a spring tea at the library with author, Tasha Alexander, and, of course, our second branding.
Branding is an essential part of our ranching operation. A big thank you to friends and neighbors that help make it happen!