Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve

   When I got up this morning it was nice out a little cloudy and breezy but nice. I was gonna have my cup of coffee then take Roller out for an end of year ride. By the time I finished my coffee it was getting pretty trashy out. Here is just an idea of how trashy it was. The barn on the right is 50 yards from the house. At one point we could barely the barn. Winds were blowing 30mph or more. The pole in the picture was bouncing at the top 6" or more.
  We had a brown out then a complete power outage. The power was out for an hour or so. Looking to the north I got this shot of the blowing snow.
  We are glad we had decided to stay in tonight. Just spending time together. Don't know if we will make it to midnight but...........
  The storm blew out about 2:30ish and it turned into really nice day. I took a nap when it was trashy out.    Did some reading also, So just kinda relaxed. When it got nice out I saddled Roller and we went to get the mail. I rode out and checked on the bulls on the way to the mail box. Rode 2 miles I guess. Its 3/4's of a mile to the mail box. It was getting cold on the ride home. Th only mail was Hereford World. I don't    know how I got a subscription but I really enjoy getting it. Lots of good info. So it was worth riding for the mail. After all they wasn't any bills. :)
Until next year take care. Happy New Year!!!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011


  I went and fed all the cows this morning. You know checked the cows and the waters. Didn't have to break ice with the unseasonably warm weather. Well had to clear some ice, but not much. Then we ran in 135 steers to pour on and put ear tags in them. We are holding over this years steer as yearling. Here's a couple pictures of me driving the hay truck bringing them in. My view of the steers in the mirror.

Until next time take care

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Roller- the horse

    Here's a couple pictures I took this morning of Roller. He came with the name. He's character! He's looking at the bulls.
 He wasn't very happy about get his picture taken here.
  He's just a jug headed sorrel horse. But he's my jug head. :)
Until next time take care

Monday, December 26, 2011


  We went to Dubois Wyo for Christmas. It was great to see family and friends. I bought a horse up there. I think he will be a good horse. He's on the thin side but I'll get him on some good feed and he'll put weight on. He's a sorrel with three white socks. He kinda reminds me of a horse I seen in a Charlie Russell picture. I'll get a picture of him.
   Had a really good visit with my Dad. He gave me an set of tires that are studded. So we spent some time pulling studs and talking. There are 80 studs in a tire. The tires are used but still have 75% tread left. I'll spend some time this winter pulling the studs out of the other two tires. More time than money...........haha.
   My Aunt and Uncle had a great potluck Christmas dinner. 12 fun people around the table laughing and sharing story's. Lots of fun.
  Until next time take care

Monday, December 19, 2011


   Today we had the vet out to give the replacement heifer calves their bangs shot.  They got a year brand and acouple shots and Ivermectin pour on. We were pretty busy today.
  The growing pile of ice from the water trough.
   Sunset from the other night.
Until next time take care

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Foggy frosty morning

When I opened the door this morning to let the kids out. This is what I saw.

  It was kinda chilly when I rode out to gather calves today. It was really pretty though.
    We worked in the shop this afternoon. Im not much of a mechanic, but I'm learning. We need to replace a switch on the feed truck. The switch is on the steering column. So the steering column needs to be dropped down to get to the switch.  I built a steering wheel puller. It wasn't really that hard to build. It took me a bit to build cause I'm still learning. But it will go faster next time.
  Until next time take care

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Other night

  The other afternoon I gathered and moved 24 bulls about 2-3 miles. I don't know if you have ever moved bulls, but they move like drunk ADD frat boys on spring break. All over the place with no sense of direction. I got them in their new home around 5pm, so it was just about dark. So I was riding back to the truck and trailer in the dark under half a full moon. It was one of the most peaceful times I think I have ever had. I riding my mare with my lil blue dog trotting behind me. It was a clear sky the stars shining bright about 10-15 degrees. The snow was crunching under my horse's hooves.  I could see the town lights on the  horizon. I have been thinking about that night for the last couple days, just how great it is to be doing what I do. Thats what I have to say. Ok there is more but I'm not the greatest writer. I would like to tell how the air felt on my face. The chill felt in the finger tips. Thinking about unsaddling and giving oats to my pony. She has been earning her oats the last couple days. Knowing that when I get home I have a beautiful woman waiting for me. I guess it just the little thinks in life that are really the big things. Until next time take care.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Good day

      Rode out a gathered the calves to the feed ground. Had three of the heifer calves crawl through the fence and were on the county road. So after we got the calves fed.  I found a broken wire in the pasture we have the steers in. It was time to fix fence in two pastures. Pushing calves to feed ground.

   We rode in the Christmas parade in town tonight. We rode for the horse club here in town. They had a Ranger ATV with a banner. My boss and I aren't members but it was fun. We were the only one's that rode horse's. The members said it's to cold or to icy or, or, or. You get the drift. The parade had 4-5 floats. I rode my mare and she did awesome!!  The temperature was 13 above. I was toasty but my fingers but they are almost always cold. The horse on the left is JW he weighs in 1500+ my mare is 950.  Sorry the picture is crappy I took it with my old broken camera. This was taken after the parade.
Until next time take care. Click on pic the make bigger.