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There’s no place like home

Home at last!

 

We brought the ewe lambs (coming yearlings) home this week from their winter quarters on the frozen beet fields of Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. You can see their dirty faces from rooting sugar beets out of the ground. The white-faced Rambouillets look like smut-faced cross-breds with the dirt on their noses. We unloaded them at the Chivington Place, where the snow has finally melted enough to bring them home and allow them to graze. We hope to bring the rest of our ewes back to our country soon. We are still waiting for snow to melt on their BLM grazing allotments.

Off the truck and onto the Chivington Place

unloading

Looking for grass, not beets

Jesus keeping the lambs together

Jesus and the lambs

 

 
 

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The ones who stayed behind (click on the link)

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Posted by on January 17, 2020 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife, Sheep

 

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Trailing Cows at the Chivington Place

Cows and calves

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Animals, Cattle

 

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Winter from the air

Almost sunset over Battle Mountain

Almost sunset over Battle Mountain

 

Today, we set out by air to look for missing heifers. The runway at the Dixon Airport hadn’t been plowed, but the pilot, Justin, did an amazing job of taking off and landing in quite a bit of snow in what looked to me like the Volkswagon Beetle of small airplanes. Unfortunately, in spite of several hours and lots of miles of searching, we did not find said heifers. We did see a lot of amazing country, elk, deer, antelope, wild horses, sheep (ours) and cattle belonging to our neighbors. If you see heifers with a JO brand, a red eartag and a white eartag, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

Elk hanging out on the Little Snake River, below the River Bridge

Elk hanging out on the Little Snake River, below the River Bridge

Wild horse at four o'clock (not in a Horse Management Area)

Wild horses at four o’clock (not in a Horse Management Area)

the Headquarters at Powder Flat

the Headquarters at Powder Flat

Here's the Chivington Place being "reclaimed" after O&G

Here’s the Chivington Place being “reclaimed” after O&G

Eamon, as we come into the snow-covered runway

Eamon, as we come into the snow-covered runway

Meanwhile, back on the Red Desert, Meghan and Pepe were digging out the corn pile!

Meanwhile, back on the Red Desert, Meghan and Pepe were digging out the corn pile!

 
 

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November–from fall to winter

Battle Mountain from Brown's Hill

November is a month of transition. We ship the calves and start moving the cows and the ewes to their wintering grounds. The lambs are on feed, and the calves are either sold, or selected as replacements and on winter feed. The cows are pregnancy tested and their fate determined. It’s a lot to be thankful for when fall segues into winter and we settle in for the long months of quiet and cold.

moving cows near the Chivington Place

moving cows near the Chivington Place

rider moving cows below Powder Mountain

rider moving cows below Powder Mountain

Welcome(???) to the Powder Flat Headquarters--part ofour wintering ground

Welcome(???) to the Powder Flat Headquarters–part of our wintering grounds

Ewes on the reservoir, ready to trail north

Ewes on the reservoir, ready to trail north

ewes near the communication towers, Badwater Pasture

ewes near the communication towers, Badwater Pasture photo by Oscar

 

 

cows crossing the creek photo by Oscar

cows crossing the creek
photo by Oscar

the little bulls at Powder Flat

the little bulls at Powder Flat

Heifers at the Flying Triangle

Heifers at the Flying Triangle

the deer are settling in for the winter, too

the deer are settling in for the winter, too

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Animals, Cattle, Sheep

 

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