For me 2016 was the Year of the Cow.  I was able to fulfill  a life dream of owning my own Red Angus cow herd.  I bought 140 first calf heifers exactly a year ago. We brought them home and proceeded to calve them out here on the ranch. We also have some Black Angus […]

Thursday Morning. We got a better start at daylight.  I only had one cup of coffee in bed. Then saddled up and long trotted about 2 miles through our place and across our neighbors pasture that we lease.  I met up with our cowboys for the day (Day Riders).  They are also our good friends. […]

This morning I was supposed to ride the north end of this pasture where we turned the cattle into yesterday.  Remember yesterday?  We started at the very end of the horizon of these big ugly power lines.   This is a pasture that we lease. Maybe we would feel different if we got the money […]

Somewhere along the line I got derailed from blogging about everyday ranch life.  So here is my attempt to get back in the habit.  I really enjoyed blogging. It was fun. And sometimes I was funny. Yesterday we needed to get some pairs in and doctor some sore eyes. The calves get sore eyes from […]

Picture this …….. Super Moon. 5:30 AM alarm Catch ’em. Feed ’em.  Saddle ’em. Load ’em in the dark. Meet up with the cowboys. Gather ’em. Sort ’em and work ’em. In my former life as an accountant with an 8-5, I found it consistently difficult getting to work on time. (for 20 years) I’ve […]

  This might be the second “Most Embarrassing Moment in Agriculture” but pales in comparison to #1  So picture this….. I get invited to go help two good-looking cowboys get some cattle in to sort the calves off to go to the sale barn then take the mother cows to a different pasture. Picture me trying […]

  I turned these two goof-balls out in a big pasture with my friend’s heifers. (Heifers are young cows that have not had a calf yet…. for you ranch virgins) Being that these guys are “cow horses” she did comment …. “They won’t chase the heifers will they?” I’ve been asked that before.  And it’s […]

  It turns out my new life isn’t so different from my old life. Not surprising, considering I only moved “next door”. “Next door” being a couple of miles away with only grass, trees, hills and creeks in between. Still cattle and horses and “ranchey” stuff that I love. But it’s more than that. I’m […]

Since the “Blizzard of Oz” I look at thinks in terms of B.B. and A.B. Before Blizzard and After Blizzard.  This blog post is in the B.B. category. Definitely B.B. I was working on it with the “B” hit.  During the “B” I was busy looking for my pony so I didn’t finish it …. until […]

I have a new riding coach.     He has these two buffalo. He’s trying his hardest to teach me to be a better rider and competitor by working these buffalo like cattle. Buffalo are better than cattle to practice because you can’t wear them out. And they are more photogenic. I really try hard to […]

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