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Memorial Day: Major George R. Salisbury Jr. with Laura Kinne Salisbury

This was probably in 1942 or so, before Dad left for the European theatre, where he was a tank commander under Patton, and the youngest Major in the Army. He trapped the beavers for Mom's coat.

This was probably in 1942 or so, before Dad left for the European theater, where he was a tank commander under Patton, and the youngest Major in the Army. He trapped the beavers for Mom’s coat.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Events

 

Lambing without LaMaze

The contractions are regular

The contractions are regular–breathe!

Push!

Push!

Is it a boy or a girl?

Is it a boy or a girl?

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Events, Sheep

 

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Spring lambs

March lambs at Powder Flat

March lambs at Powder Flat

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Branding days

Three amigos ready for branding

Three amigos ready for branding

It’s the time of year to brand the calves. We have a mixed crew–all ages, but generally experienced. Here are photos from three brandings–hence the varied backdrops.  When we branded the desert calves at the McCullem Place, our long-time (not “old”!) friend Mike Buchanan helped us. Mike worked for my Dad back in the day, and spent a number of years managing the wild horse training program at the Wyoming Honor Farm. He’s back to cowboying now, in his spare time. When I introduced him to our young ranchhand, Cody said, “Mike Buchanan!  Everyone’s heard of him!”.

Most of the calves are branded, but we have lots of spring work ahead of us. We have had great rains, after an open winter. We were worried about the drought, but for now, we have blessed green grass growing.

Cody and Mike, ready to rope calves

Cody and Mike, ready to rope calves

Cody, Eamon and Mike

Cody, Eamon and Mike

Pat, tending the irons

Pat, tending the irons

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Randel and Brittant rassling

Randel and Brittany rassling

Meghan and Tiarnan

Meghan and Tiarnan

Seamus and Tiarnan, ready to help

Seamus and Tiarnan, ready to help

Siobhan briging in a calf

Siobhan bringing in a calf

Cody and Jayce at the McCullem Place

Cody and Jayce at the McCullem Place

bringing in the cows and calves

bringing in the cows and calves

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Horses

 

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Eamon and Megan

with tools of the trade

with tools of the trade

 
 

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Calves after snow

Cows and calves with Battle Mountain

Cows and calves with Battle Mountain

Calf, posing

Calf, posing

Sheep Mountain with a frost of snow

Sheep Mountain with a frost of snow

Lucky Butte over the Little Snake

Lucky Butte over the Little Snake

Cowboy crew--Rhen, Eamon, Cody, Britteny, Brenden, Amy, McCoy, Megan, Amy

Cowboy crew–Rhen, Eamon, Cody, Brittany, Brenden, Amy, McCoy, Megan, Amy

 

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Kid Rescue

Tiarnan, rescued by  Sky Hook

Tiarnan, rescued by Sky Hook

We are enjoying blessed rain. However, Pat had to rescue Tiarnan from the mud at Badwater.

 
 

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