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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 gather at the Elephant corrals

Cows gather at the Elephant corrals

 

 

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

Crew at the ready

Crew at the ready

 

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.

cow in chute

so WHERE’S the bull???

Oh wait--it's Alan!

Oh wait–it’s Adam!

Megan from the AI crew (left) and Megan from the Ladder crew (right)

Megan from the AI crew (left) and Megan from the Ladder crew (right)

feeling pregnant

feeling pregnant

McCoy

the real McCoy

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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Gathering the cavvy

bringing in the horses at sunset

bringing in the horses at sunset

 

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Loading wool

Filo, trucker, Antonio, Pepe and Jenri with the loaded wool truck

Filo, trucker, Antonio, Pepe and Jenri with the loaded wool truck

After all our adventures with shearing (and we still have a few ewes to shear and lambs to dock!), we loaded the first load of wool today. Most of it is bound for the U.S. military. Here is our intrepid loading crew, including the Utah trucker who came to haul it. One more load to go!

The trucker said his Dad helped him buy this semi after he returned from eight years in the Marine Corps--three tours in Iraq and one in Afganistan.

The trucker said his Dad helped him buy this semi after he returned from eight years in the Marine Corps–three tours in Iraq and one in Afganistan.

 

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