Ugh. Preg Test OOPE and exhaustion

This day has a reputation of being one of the longest, loudest, and most frustrating days of the year. It is the day we pregnancy test our cows and yearling heifers. This year went remarkably well… but I’m still… sore … Continue reading

Mountain OOPE

My collection of OOPE photos continues to grow. I’ve always just stuck the camera in my pocket (hence the Out Of Pocket Experience title!)… but when it is 90 degrees outside… a coat or sweatshirt with pockets just doesn’t cut … Continue reading

Hours Away

We had to move cows today… the 99 pair we trailed here… Somehow my disorganized self couldn’t remember to recharge the batteries in my little OOPE camera… and there was NO WAY I would pack my big camera on a … Continue reading

Kicked Across

All six of us rode horses today, Victoria meeting us on top, coming from her side of the mountain. ¬†We kicked our cows across the road to new pasture. Our cows have been in our leased pasture since our big … Continue reading

Late Branding

Usually our neighbors brand before we ever do… Johnny has always let the calves grow a little before stressing them with a branding. When I first arrived on the scene here… our calves were much smaller… and we waited until … Continue reading