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Seamus and sheep camp

Seamus checking out the sheep camp at the last (!) shearing/docking on Cottonwood

Seamus checking out the sheep camp at the last (!) shearing/docking on Cottonwood

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2015 in Animals, Events, Family, Folks, Sheep

 

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Summertime–and the living is easy

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Horses

 

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Siobhan trailing the heifers

Siobhan trailing the heifers who snuck into the Upper Smylie hayfield

Siobhan trailing the heifers who snuck into the Upper Smylie hayfield

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks, Horses

 

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On the trail, with help

Rhen and Modesto on the trail on adopted wild horse

Rhen and Modesto on the trail on adopted wild horse

 

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No Bull!

Cows wondering what the deal is.

Cows wondering what the deal is.

 

Each June, we artificially inseminate a selected group of cows to famous bulls–or at least their “on ice” reproductive avatars.

Thanks to Eamon’s crew, including his cowhand sidekicks Jeff (his father-in-law), Mike and Karen Buchanan (who have returned to cow work after retiring), intrepid ranchhand Brittany and Eamon’s wife, Megan (on-site medic). The AI crew included his sister-in-law, Halli. And not to be forgotten is his mother-in-law, Georgia, who wrangled McCoy, 4, and Rhen, 2.

Anticipation!

Anticipation!

cow in chute

so WHERE’s the bull???

Oh wait--it's Alan!

Oh wait–it’s Alan!

Georgia with Rhen

Georgia on the job with Rhen (dirty job but somebody has to do it!)

 

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Till the cows come home

Cows in Sheep Mountain pasture

Cows in Sheep Mountain pasture

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2015 in Animals, Cattle

 

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Habitat

Maeve  on Sarita

Maeve on Sarita

The other day, Maeve and I were driving along in the pickup, and I was explaining the concept of “habitat.” She said, “Oh…like our family’s habitat is the ranch!”.

Indeed.

 

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2015 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses, Musings

 

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