Wyoming ranch activities during November 9 – 26, 2021. My drake mallards refuse to fly away preferring to stay in my chicken coop where the living is easy! We move cattle to water using horses… the drought is evident in the reservoir cracked dirt. My art class sponsored by Lifetime Arts was held at the…
#TBT: “Ice #2: The Movie”, v.2.0
This was first posted December 28, 2010. To continue our icy theme this week… Here is the video from Christmas Day… To start… the guys chop the ice out of the tank while cows wait for a drink in the background. The last half of this video is more along the lines…
Ranch Life in Wyoming Video
This video covers November 2 through November 8, 2021. We gathered and moved various groups of cattle this week, moving them to lower pastures and sorting them as well. Time was also filled with some molting chickens, trying (and failing) in some prescribed burning, and various scenic views from around the ranch.
#TBT: Swsssswsss, Dally!, v.2.0
This was first posted December 18, 2010.
Do Ranchers Still Exist? Video
I tried some predictive text… do ranchers… ???? I was surprised to see “still exist” as one of the answers. Yes, Virginia, ranchers still exist. This video covers October 17 through November 1, 2021.
Cattle on the Go Video
This video covers from October 8 – 16, 2021. We preg test a small bunch at a leased pasture we call the Homestead. The old buildings are quite the scenic backdrop for my photos. Because the dirt road was too muddy for a pickup and horse trailer, we gathered our mountain pasture on four wheelers….
Cattle Work on the Ranch Video
I tried something different this time, I narrated the clips and photos for this latest video. Finding music, creating transitions, and that work takes TIME. This is a bare bones version, no background music. Just me jabbering. I do mis-speak a couple of times, but I just left it in… along with the “uh” and…
From August 29 through September 11, 2021, we did a fair amount of cowboying. We doctored a sick calf, moved cattle, pregnancy tested, and moved them again. In the middle of it all, Quinlan had some football games and his birthday. Bravo got some much needed cow work done as well.
Late Summer Video
Late summer work from August 14 – August 28, 2021 includes moving cattle, of course! Also, my husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary, so we visited Crazy Woman Canyon, another great statue by D. Michael Thomas, Dry Creek Petrified Tree EA, and the Red Grade Road out of Sheridan. You get a quick tour…
Staying Busy Video
Our busy schedule from July 27 – August 13, 2021 is reflected here. I make many trips up the mountain with grandkids and Bravo to check a water tank. It plugs up easily and since it’s one of only two sources of water in the pasture, we have to check it every day. On our…
Ranchlife FUN: Youth Rodeo video
We had FUN the week of July 15-22! The Ten Sleep Youth Rodeo is held with local entrants… ones with 20 year old horses and ornery ponies and loving support from parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents! I chose only to use a bit of music at the end so you could hear everyone wishing…
Living the Best (Ranch) Life video
Finally! another video… I’m getting way behind, but here is the first part of July. While we celebrate Independence Day in Ten Sleep, the rest of July finds us moving many bunches of cattle, usually about sunrise. It’s also a great time to see cow elk and their calves. We finally celebrated Johnny’s 90th birthday…