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Buck lambs bound for Iowa

Buck lambs, wet but eager to be chosen

Buck lambs, wet but eager to be chosen

 

Each year, our friends Rodney and Janet Fleming come for a visit from Iowa. It is a true busman’s holiday. The Flemings raise sheep in Iowa, and they come to see us so that they may visit sheep camps, participate in general ranch work and visit about dogs and sheep. They also pick out a couple of ram lambs to take home to their ewes in Iowa. We raise both Hampshire and Rambouillet rams to breed to our own commercial ewes. This gives us the opportunity to select for the traits we want, and that the rams, who have never been pushed on grain, are hardy when it comes time to go to work under sometimes tough conditions in Red Desert winters.

Meghan and Rodney bringing up the Hamp buck lambs

Meghan and Rodney bringing up the Hamp buck lambs

Jean Carlos coming to help with his entourage of guard dog puppies

Jean Carlos coming to help with his entourage of guard dog puppies

Jean Carlos and Pepe with more puppies

Jean Carlos and Pepe with more puppies

Rodney with his top choices

Rodney with his top choices

 

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Butterflies near Sheep Mountain

Butterfly braves a thistle--are there any lepidopterologists out there who can identify this butterfly?

Butterfly braves a thistle–are there any lepidopterologists out there who can identify this butterfly?

Can anyone ID this beautiful brave butterfly?

Can anyone ID this beautiful brave butterfly?

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Sunrise

Ladder Ranch barn

Ladder Ranch barn at sunrise

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Events

 

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Eutemio and friends

Eutemio on the trail

Eutemio on the trail

 

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On the trail to the Forest

We have spent the last couple of weeks trailing the sheep onto their summer grazing permits on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests. All the ewes and lambs are on, and the yearlings are on their way from spring pasture.

Along the Savery Stock Driveway

Along the Savery Stock Driveway

 

 
 

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The last branding for 2014

Brittany and Megan roping

Brittany and Megan roping

 
 

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Trailing to the Forest

Ewes and lambs trailing up Routt County Road 129, heading for the Routt Forest

Ewes and lambs on Routt County Road 129,heading for the Routt National Forest,

photo by Pepe Cruz

 

 

 

 

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Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Animals, Events, Sheep

 

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