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Trailing over the UP line and under I80

Coming through Rodewald's gate

Coming through Rodewald’s gate

It’s that time of year. Pat asked, “Are we going to post ‘Trailing over the UP line and under I80 ‘ pics again?”…because, except for the weather, it looks pretty much the same every year, and I am grateful for that. I have said on this blog before, and I say again, this stretch of our long trail from summer to winter country, and back again, is one of the most dangerous things we do all year. The scariest part is heading up the railroad overpass. Even though we are flagging, fore and aft, sometimes it is hard to convince folks to slow down, especially before they can see the sheep on the road. So when the sheep are safely through the gate north of Interstate 80, I breathe a sigh of relief, and send thanks to the Lord. We trail three bunches, a day apart, so the crossing takes place three consecutive mornings. A difference I see this year, with the sudden drop in oil and gas prices, is the reduction in oil field traffic through the sheep as they thread their way through this needle. Soon we will be settled on our wintering grounds on the Red Desert. Next we will pray for a “just right” winter–not too much snow, not too little–not too much cold, not too much wind, and lots of good grass.

heading for the gate, and the highway

heading for the gate, and the highway

We're headed north. The truck is headed south.

We’re headed north. The truck is headed south.

My flag, in the rear

My flag, through the windshield,  bringing up the rear

Creston Junction, just ahead

Creston Junction, just ahead

 

Under Interstate 80

Under Interstate 80

Dances with Border collies

Dances with Border collies

 

As one motorist observed, "a Wyoming traffic jam!"

As one motorist observed, “a Wyoming traffic jam!”

 

not West, but true north

not West, but true north

Oscar, Eutemio and Eduardo--a successful crossing!

Oscar, Eutemio and Eduardo–a successful crossing!

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Events

 

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Eutemio and friends

Eutemio on the trail

Eutemio on the trail

 

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Candy and her new red puppies

We raise Border collie and Livestock Guardian Dog puppies.  I favor the red Border collies, although it is a recessive gene like black sheep.  Candy, a daughter of my old dog Suzie, just had pups. She is on the trail with Eutemio and the coming yearling ewes.  She had two female pups and one male pup (all red) a couple of days ago.  I told Eutemio I could bring them home, but I think he needs her as a working mother.  He has tied the pups into a feed bag onto his saddle.  I plan to keep one of the females as my personal dog.

Eutemio, Candy and the puppies at Peach Orchard Flat

Eutemio, Candy and the puppies at Peach Orchard Flat

Candy takes a break to feed her pups.

Candy takes a break to feed her pups.

Those are puppies in the white bag on the right.

Those are puppies in the white bag on the right.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in Animals

 

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Fall views

Fall colors on Squaw Mountain

Cows in the Ames Field

Bucks crossing the Big Meadow

Ewes and lambs coming off the Forest

Eutemio with ewes and lambs

Fat lambs, fresh off the Routt National Forest

Rainbow over the Honnell Place
Three Forks Ranch

Siobhan, Tiarnan and Sadie’s new puppy

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Nature and Wildlife, Sheep

 

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