But now, the big ride is on. Going from our spring range to the summer range. First the cows come home for about two weeks so we can wean their calves. Dusty dirty work. The first round of cows are already home, not quite half the herd. Still four days, not counting re-riding to go. No rest for the wicked I guess. We do have a new crew member this year, his name is Lathe Jenkins. Dave and Karen went through the GAP audit this year and sold their calves to CNB. Lathe is 9 and boy howdy was he ever nervous. He has known us since birth, but he was so nervous about going without Mom and Dad for the first time. He was great help and got along with Bryce’s old horse Hezin’ really well.
Bob and I were tasked last week to pull the solar pump that waters our herd because it was not working right. Yep, the old guy and the blonde working together. We were successful in pulling the old and wiring the new, but putting the new back down the well was a ton of work for this crew. Never the less, the cows are back in water. I feel like I have gorilla arms though, I am a sore girl.
The bathroom remodel is complete at the cow camp. All of the trim is up and all of the water is plumbed. My big remodel of the year is now over. Guess I have to move outside and finish painting the exterior of the house. Have I ever mentioned that I hate to paint? Ugh.
Brian and I went up to water the cows this Sunday evening and took some pictures of the wild life living in our field just above our house. I couldn’t even believe that all of the deer we saw were bucks. Usually see a lot of doe, not bucks. They are sure pretty in the velvet still. All in all we saw four bucks and a herd of antelope with several babies and the buck. They wanted nothing to do with getting their pictures taken.
I have including pictures of this years calves and cows and some of the wildlife pictures I took this Sunday. Enjoy!!
Hope all is well with you and yours.