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Thanksgiving Day Powder Flat Moffat County, Colorado

Thanksgiving Day
Powder Flat
Moffat County, Colorado

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Cows: on the road to Laramie

DSC_0630 We raise a lot of hay, and we use it all. We make big rounds for the cows who stay home and winter on those same meadows where the hay is raised. We make small squares for the sheep camps. AND we send some cows to Laramie to eat hay raised by a friend there. Now while most people don’t think of Laramie first when they are looking for a place to spend the winter, our cows like it just fine and come home fat and happy–and very pregnant.

Siobhan acting as a panel

Siobhan acting as a panel

heading down the chute

heading down the chute

Siobhan, Pat and Sadie

Siobhan, Pat and Sadie

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2013 in Animals, Cattle, Family

 

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Castle Rock

Castle Rock at sunset Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Castle Rock at sunset
Sweetwater County, Wyoming

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2013 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Heifers on the move

Eamon and his crew bring up the heifers

Eamon and his crew bring up the heifers

 

 

We have been getting all the livestock onto their winter quarters, or sent on to new homes. Here is Eamon and his crew bringing in some heifers which are to be sold. We had a lot of good wet snow. This means that maybe the springs will have water next season. Bog boots are the best invention ever!

heifers in need of bog boots

heifers in need of bog boots

Sam on the job (Eamon's Sam, not Meghan's Sami)

Sam on the job (Eamon’s Sam, not Meghan’s Sami)

Eamon:  a two-fisted paddler

Eamon: a two-fisted paddler

waiting for the truck

waiting for the truck

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks

 

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Colts!

Spring colts hanging out

Spring colts hanging out

We had two planned colts born last spring. My mare Peanut and Eamon’s mare Dirte each had colts. We think they will turn out to be roans, like their dad, Eamon’s stud, Huey. We also had two “catch colts’, born to our saddle mares who were bred by wild horse studs while at sheep camp last winter. (By the way, we are not happy about this turn of events–sometimes those studs injure our horses, and we prefer our registered stud!). We had about given up on, Plata, Pat’s mare, who had spent a lot of time with Huey. Finally a couple of weeks ago, she presented us with a beautiful little sorrel. She is also the mother of Dirte. All of these were pasture bred and pasture born.

Meghan, Sami and Lulu

Meghan and Sami with Lulu, one of the catch colts. Lulu spent the summer following her mother, Daisy, as she helped herd sheep.

Spring colts hanging out

Plata and her fall colt

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Animals, Family, Horses

 

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