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Seamus and a new puppy (for sale)

Border collie puppies for sale--we're keeping Seamus!

Border collie puppies for sale–we’re keeping Seamus!

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Animals, Dogs, Family, Folks

 

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Happy Puppy

 

Duke, the shearer's puppy

Duke, the shearer’s puppy

 

Duke, the shearer’s puppy.

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Animals

 

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Transitions

Transitions

October is a month which starts with glorious colors as the leaves drop their summer green and segue into the yellows, reds and browns of a brief, glorious orgy.  Now, as the month winds its way down toward Halloween, tans and greys prevail, as the trees stand bare and the fields lay fallow.  In the last couple of days, we have had wet welcome snow.  The growing season is long past, but after this record dry year, moisture is a miracle, and we hope a portent of things to come.

It is also a season of endings.  After the burst of life that comes forth with the births of new lambs and calves, it is now shipping time.  The lambs are being loaded onto trucks, destined for the feedlot in South Dakota, and the calves have been sold.  Both will be fed until they are the right size to be slaughtered for food.  We have also retained ewe lambs, which will become our replacement ewes next year, and sold replacement heifer calves, which will become someone’s cows. We also have replacement heifer calves, destined to become our future cows.  Soon, all this season’s babies will be gone, or at least weaned, and we will go into our winter season with the animals who stay.

lambs in front f the cow barn

Pepe at the sorting chute

lambs

Edgar and Richar pushing the short term ewes up. They go to Iowa.

Edgar, Meghan, Filomeno and Richar at the loading chute

Filomeno working the chute

Meghan risking all to load the truck

Tiarnan and Pepe greet Maria

Cows, watching the calves being loaded

calves, bound for the feedlot

Ned inspecting the sold replacement heifers

heifer loading crew: Meghan, Dan, Gaylon, Eamon, Ned, Marley

Abby is hitching a ride toward Massachusetts on Dan’s truck

 

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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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