Saturday, April 7, 2012

Catching up

    Hey sorry I haven't posted in a while. Bunch of things been going on. We have been busy here on the ranch trying to get water to cows and move them around to start calving. We had a hole in a water line and then pulled the pump and put a new pump on. Moved the yearling replacement heifers up to my place for summer pasture. Split the first time heifers into two bunches so it will be easier to ride through and check them. It will be easier to pair them out after they calve. Been riding Roller a bit I really like him. He's kinda goofy but then so am I. He has a really weird gate, he kinda rough. He prance's a bit also not a big fan of that.
     Yesterday I gathered the bulls in and sorted off 4 yearling bulls so we could put a year brand on them. We then loaded them up and our horse's and went over to the arena we have been roping at. It's a really nice arena!! So nice the rope under lights and out of the wind. My boss likes to rope bulls if we can when they are young and smaller. Teach them to respect horse's and ropes. 500-600 pounds is easier to teach than 1600-1900 pounders. I don't know what these bulls we roped weighed but they were pretty soggy and heavy.  Three of the bulls learned really quick and were like taking the dog for a walk. Now the other bull he was a different story. He kept charging our horse's and running into us. Being dallied and have a loose bull run into your horse isn't as much fun as it sounds. So we roped him and tied his hind legs together. It slowed him down. He can't move very fast on three legs. He laid around alot and looked pissed. Haha. A friend of my boss was roping with us had a mustang horse. He said he was for sale and I couldn't beat the price. So I came home with a mustang. He roped on him last night. He was a mustang make over horse. I rode him today the check the heifers. I think he'll make me a good horse. He's 7 yrs old. He has just been standing around and was packed on for hunting season. He just needs a job, work never hurt a horse just makes them better.
   My brother asked me to write a few words of my Dad's memorial he had for him in California today. He asked a couple day's ago. I have had all kinds of thoughts running my head. How do you write a speech and have some one else read it? Last night at the roping alot of things just kinda fell into place. So when I got home I sat down at the computer and started writing. I'm not the fastest or best writer. But I was pretty happy with what I got wrote. I wrote from the heart and told a couple good story's. I think I got into bed around 2:30am. It took a bit for the mind to slow down so sleep could come. I tell you what when that alarm went off at 6:30 it came to fast. I talked to my Mom and Brother tonight sounds like they had a really nice gathering of friends show up. My brother and sister-in-law put together a bunch of picture's of the old man. I bet it was really nice. Lots of food and good company.
  Here's my new horse G.
Another shot of him.
Well thats all for tonight.
Until next time take care


Serenity said...

Jake it gave this sureal moment and gave a peace about it. Your Brother read slow and your speech was beautiful. I loved your honesty and sincerity. although ben read it i could hear you saying it all.

Crystal said...

Sounds like all is going well there! The new horse sounds good, and I agree more work makes for a better horse everytime.

Jinglebob said...

I like the looks of G. Ropin' bulls helps to separate the men from the boys, no matter how big they are. :-)

Shirley said...

I'm sure what you wrote about your dad was from the heart, and appreciated by your family.
The new horse looks tough, it's always good to have a spare horse.