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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Out like a lion

snow by the old barn

snow by the old barn

cows waiting for the sunset

cows waiting for the sunset

 

 

 

We woke up this morning to almost a foot of fresh snow. We are starting to get some calves on the ground (or in the snowbank!) but yesterday’s wind had quit and it is pretty warm. This good wet snow will do us a lot of good.

Lilacs in waiting

Lilacs in waiting

Yup--those are ducks on the pond

Yup–those are ducks on the pond

likewise the honeysuckles

likewise the honeysuckles

 

 
 

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Another baby on the ground!

Coco with her new colt.  I must be spring!

Coco with her new colt. It must be spring!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Animals, Horses

 

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Babies on the Ground

three amigos

three amigos

We raise our own rams, both Rambouillet and Hampshire. These babies are born in March, in the sheds at Powder Flat. It is a ton of work. Each year, it gets harder to bring our excellent Peruvian employees, due largely to problems within our own government and our own system for getting visas for these essential workers.  We are fortunate for the skilled employees who are on the ground, helping us to bring these babies safely into the world.

Maeve and Tiarnan

Maeve and Tiarnan

the colts are growing!

the colts are growing!

Maeve's view of Lulu

Maeve’s view of Lulu

Rhen AKA "Sunshine"

Rhen AKA “Sunshine”

 

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Mule deer, and the large ungulate migration

When I was moving a sheep camp the other day, I saw Mule deer, antelope and elk, all within a few hundred yards of each other. I dove for the camera, but of course the antelope ran off and the elk moved out of camera range. The deer posed.

Mule deer near Baggs

Mule deer near Baggs

The migration of these three species is about a month early this year. It is dry on the desert, where they winter, along with our cows and sheep. We were trailing our yearling ewes to spring pasture, also about a month early, when we saw the other grazers on the move. We have over 100 per cent snow pack in the mountains this year, so are hoping for abundant pasture in the coming months.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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more photo ops at Powder Flat

shadow lamb

shadow lamb

Whatcha lookin' at???

Whatcha lookin’ at???

Hampshires at Powder Flat

Hampshires at Powder Flat

Tiarnan and Coco

Tiarnan and Coco

Tiarnan with a new lamb

Tiarnan with a new lamb

lamb with shadows Photo by Maeve

lamb with shadows
Photo by Maeve

Colts eating hay

Colts eating hay

Reflections

Reflections

Rambouillet ewe with triplets

Rambouillet ewe with triplets

Ladies in Waiting to the north

Ladies in Waiting to the north

Allen, videographer, tracks Oscar tending he ewes and lambs.

Allen, videographer, tracks Oscar tending the ewes and lambs.

Lulu checks out Allen

Lulu checks out Allen

Horses rolling

Horses rolling

Maeve making dust angels

Maeve making dust angels

the dust angel

the dust angel

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2014 in Animals, Events, Horses, Sheep

 

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‘Til the Cows Come Home

‘Til the Cows Come Home

Some of our cows spend the winter months near balmy Laramie–or “Laradise” as Eamon calls it. They head down in the late fall to eat hay and hang out on our friends’ ranch for the heart of the winter. They travel to the feed, since we don’t raise enough to winter all our cows. This time of year, they head home, ahead of calving. Eamon, Megan, McCoy and Rhen put them on the trucks, and Meghan and I were here so see them unloaded.

Of course, a couple of them fell over from lack of wind.

Meghan and Maeve meet the trucks

Meghan and Maeve meet the trucks

Black Baldie glad to be home

Black Baldie glad to be home

Headed for the pasture

Headed for the pasture

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Family, Folks

 

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