Fall Gather

22 Oct

Bringing the cows and calves home



In the fall, the cows and calves are gathered into private pastures near the Home Ranch. They have spent the summer months grazing on National Forest permits. It takes several “back rides” to make sure that all the critters have come down from the summering ground, and we collect them into pastures where they can graze and hang out until it is time to sort them. Here are some views of our family, friends and employees moving cows and calves closer to home. Soon it will be time to load the calves onto trucks to their new homes, and the cows onto trucks to go to winter pastures and cornfields where they will ruminate and gestate until spring.

The cows and the sheep have been sharing the Sheep Mountain pasture.

Trailing past the sheep camp.

Avencio and the sheep are staying behind.

Heading past the reservoir

trailing along the ditch

a ewe and lamb came along

crossing the Little Snake River bridge

Will and Micah heading for the gate

Eamon counting cows through the gate

the fishermen were not disturbed


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3 responses to “Fall Gather

  1. jennifer

    October 22, 2018 at 9:06 PM

    your pictures always make me appreciate your way of life. i live on a ranch in california, but you all take it to a completely higher level.

    • Ladder Ranch

      October 22, 2018 at 9:46 PM

      Every ranch is unique.

  2. flyfishrandy

    October 23, 2018 at 7:32 AM

    Sharon, Great pictures! Nothing better than being on the back of a good horse pushing cows in front of you and in a mountain and setting


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