Tuesday, November 29, 2011


  Spent most of the day horseback, always a good thing. I gathered the calves and my boss rolled out a couple bales of hay. We have the replacement heifer calves and the steers we are holding over as yearlings. I gathered them on to the feed ground. Trying to train them to come to the feed truck. Then we went down and gathered last years dinks. They look really good! They are going to the sale tomorrow.
  I have been riding my mare alot. Im riding her in the hackamore it is going great. It would go alot better if I could keep up with her. She learns so fast. Im still learning and need to learn faster.
  The rest of the afternoon was spent welding on the stock trailer. The slam gate got broke. The bottom of the gate rusted out. Welding on rust is a pain! The locking side and the gate are now fixed. That about it for now. Until next time take care

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas tree

   Sharon and I went out to the Lance Creek pasture and cut down our tree. Cutting down a tree is our family tradition. We go out and cut our own tree and let the "kids" run around. They love helping find the ''perfect" tree.
The tree before the fatal cut.
And now its new home. All dressed up in its Christmas garb.
We think every tree we go out and cut down is the perfect tree. Because we go out as a family and really enjoy the time we spend together . Until next time take care.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanking Day

  We had a great Thanksgiving day! Lots of food and good people. My Dad and Aunt and Uncle came down. We had sourdough pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Then I started on the turkey. The turkey is my job some how I got roped into it. I guess cause I made the turkey last year now it my job. So we, the guys stayed busy. We went down a house on the ranch and got a fridge so we now have a 2nd fridge in the garage. It is nice to have more food storage. Then it was an Indiana Jones movie marathon here. My Dad and Uncle.
  We had alot of really good food. My Aunt Leigh brought the cranberry sauce, coleslaw and the yams. Sharon made mashed tators, greenbean salad, deviled eggs and appetizers. My dad brought the pies pumpkin and an apple,raisin sherry pie. I made the fruit salad and turkey.

Mmmmmm Turkey!!!!!! Meat falling off the bone.
 Me doing the turkey carving.
   Today my Dad and I stayed busy doing a couple odd jobs around the house. We put in acouple electric
 outlets in the garage. Fixed 2 lamps, moved the newer fridge around to a better spot in the garage.
   Hope every one had a Thanksgiving as good as ours! Until next time take care

Thursday, November 24, 2011


   We trailed our replacement heifers from my place over to my bosses place yesterday. Its probaly a 5-6 mile trip. They gathered and moved well until we had to go through the pivots. We still have some hay bales that need to be moved. The heifers really wanted to drift and rub the bales. But we got them into the pasture we needed them in. It took some work and made some tired horses.
   Kevin brought over some bulls that didn't make the cut to stay bulls. So we got to rope them to cut them and make them steers. It was fun roping them! I learned alot roping them. Need to do more of that stuff. I got to learn to slide rope more. It was a good day spent mainly horseback.
  Hope every one has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Brunch

      We are getting the house cleaned up and ready for Thanksgiving today. My Dad and Aunt and Uncle are coming down from Dubois for the holiday. We are looking forward to having some family around. :)
  So we needed some thing to stick to the ribs. I have been thinking about biscuits the last couple days. So I made some under the guidance of Sharon. So while Sharon is cleaning and re-arranging the house. I made us breakfast. Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs with biscuits. One of my favorite foods.

The Biscuits finished!
And here is breakfast.
Until next time take care.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cow work

   We gathered cows today to wien the calves. It was snowing and blowing. High today was suppose to be 30 degrees. It made it a chilly day. Of course when we had the cows gathered and started sorting calves off. It cleared up and turned into an nice day. A neighbor came over and helped. It sure was nice to have an extra hand. We sorted the calves by sex. We are gonna run the steers as yearlings and the heifers are replacements. Thats about it today. Until next time take care

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Feeling better

   I have been really stiff in my neck the last 6 weeks or so. Like I couldn't look up with out pain and it was starting hurt my shoulder. So I fought it as long as I could but when two of my fingers started to tingle it was time to see a chiropractor. I guess it wasn't gonna get better on its own. The Dr. made a couple adjustments and WOW!! It is nice to move with out pain. He said my #1 rib was out of place. Didn't know a rib could get out.
     Sunday night I made dinner for myself, because Sharon went to the Make it with wool. It was a craft show for the things made with wool. She made a scarf type of deal.  She had a great time and came home with a couple yards of wool fabric. But back to me making dinner. I fryed up a package of antelope steaks heated up a can of corn and pork and beans. And yes I ate both cans and the whole package of steaks. I still wonder how I can't put any weight on.
This was just the first plate. :) Then I followed it all up with a bag of popcorn.
Until next time take care

Saturday, November 12, 2011

For the love of....

    Animals!!!   My wife is doing a linky party on her blog http://aprairiesunrise.blogspot.com/ Its a themed photo deal. This weeks theme is animals. So go check out the pictures or link up yourself.
Here's a snapping turtle from when we lived in Montana.
Some pronghorns yesterday in our hayfields.
Here's my girl working cows this summer.
Heres my mare Fancy wanting in the house to warm up.
Well thats what I've got for animals. Until next time take care.
Click on the pictures make em bigger. Ok, one last picture of the kids.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Catching Up

      So last Saturday was Sharon's Birthday.We went to Scottsbluff and Sharon got to do what ever she wanted. Sooo we went to a Quilt shop and then a fabric shop. We went to Target and I got Sharon a sweater and a jacket. Then we went out to a nice dinner in Torrington. We had tickets to The Riders in the Sky. They put on a great show. It was a great time.

   We have been shipping cows and calves. So been really busy. We preg checked cows today. Yesterday I went over to the main headquarters and helped them sort skinny cows and calves. Skinny cows are gonna get more feed and the calves are getting weined. I brought 6 yearling bulls over to my place tonight.We are gonna keep the bulls we have on our side at my place this winter. I took this shot when I was turning them out tonight.
Until next time take care

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunday Stills - In the Dark

This weeks challenge is In the Dark. So I tried to get some shots of our first snow and icicles.

And archive shot from the 4th of July
Until next time take care


   It's my wife's birthday is today! Sharon is gonna be.....I'm not telling :) . I don't care how old she gets she will alway's be my young blushing bride. I got today off so we are gonna go to Scottsbluff and do a little shopping for her and get insulated Carhartt bibs for me. Then we are planning on dinner some where nice. The Riders in the Sky are playing tonight in Torrington. We have tickets held for us so we are gonna see them. I'm glad I get to spend time with her today and just relax. We have been really busy. Hope the weather stays decent.
   I lost a rowel out of my spurs that Sharon bought me where we first moved to Wyoming. Kinda sad about that. So I ordered rowels from J.Watt. Here's what the rowel looked like that I lost. They are silver dollars from 1922 and 1928.
Here's the replacement rowels from J.Watt.
  I really like these spurs they are handmade. I don't know anything about them. There is no makers make on them. They are kinda roughly built but got lots of character. One shank is a touch longer than the other. Now I just need to figger out how to use the pins to keep the rowels on.
   My Mom came up for a visit and ended up staying acouple days longer that planned. We got 6-8 inches of snow dropped on us in a night. She didn't feel comfortable driving in that. haha. I don't blame her. It was a really good visit.
Until next time take care

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Shipping/First snow

    Of course the first snow is on our biggest shipping day. We saddled about 5am, it was a nice a clear morning. Slightly warm. We could feel the temp start to drop on the way out to Lance Creek. Hopped the horse's out of the trailer and was gathering cows before the sun was up. Goood times. The sunrise this morning was beautiful. Bright red and orange. It ended up snowing on us all day. So we spent the day wet, I didn't get cold except for my fingers. We got everything sorted and on the trucks. The steers went to market and the heifers we keep.  We are weining the heifer calves at my bosses house so we gave them their vaccine shots this afternoon. We are shipping again tomorrow. Here are a couple pictures when I got home of the snow. It was late almost dark.
This is the tree in front of the house.
This picture was taken with the flash on.
Until next time take care