Monthly Archives: November 2013
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.
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!
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.