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Later that same day: bucks crossing the river

Pat and Siobhan

 

After we rescued the misguided GPS traveler on the morning of July 4th, we moved on to rotating the bucks to a new pasture across the Little Snake River. Even though the grass is greener on the other side of the Little Snake, the bucks were not enthusiastic about crossing. It did not involve any swimming (although shorn sheep can swim). This was not, so to speak, our first rodeo, and we knew that eventually they would see it our way. It took a lot of whistling, throwing of sticks, calling back the dog, roping and pulling a couple of bucks across to serve as a “draw”, but we eventually prevailed. Our crew included Pat, Meghan, Bridget (on loan from Arizona), Siobhan, Bubba and me, plus Belle the Border Collie.

Bubba pulling the buck across the river

Siobahn and Pat

Siobhan, Meghan, Bridget and Bubba trying to convince the bucks

Bubba across the river

more persuasion

Meghan supervising the crossing

crossing

Success!

 

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Bridget doing her version of Wendover Will

Elko bound

Elko bound

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Posted by on January 31, 2015 in Events, Family, Folks, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Grandkids, 4-H steers and the pregnant cows

We never forget what a privilege it is to be raising children alongside our cows, sheep, horses, dogs, llamas, etc.  Today, the three “big kids” (8, 6, and 4) went out to work with Siobhan’s 4-H steers, check the cows who are about to calve, and just play in the slush and snow.

Siobhan with Salt and Pepper (Sal y Pimiento), her 4-H steers

Siobhan with Salt and Pepper (Sal y Pimiento), her 4-H steers

Salt, at rest in high value hay

Salt, at rest in high value hay

Seamus, Siobhan and Maeve--checking the pregnant cows

Seamus, Siobhan and Maeve–checking the pregnant cows

Pregnant cows in the Big Meadow

Pregnant cows in the Big Meadow

moving the remuda

moving the remuda

Seamus, Siobhan and Maeve in the playhouse

Seamus, Siobhan and Maeve in the playhouse

birds of a feather

birds of a feather

"Granda, listen!"  Birder friends--what are these?

“Grandma, listen!” Birder friends–what are these?

Bridget--ready to check to pregnant cows

Bridget–ready to check to pregnant cows

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Animals, Cattle, Family

 

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