I was taking the next picture from the top of the big hill in the background.
We had moved our broodmares with the cows
up closer, so we didn't have to drive so far to feed them. We had to sort them off and push them to the north. They've got a nice meadow to graze and we can feed them hay when its colder.
I have two old dogs that have shown my boys the ropes of dog obedience in 4-H. I always had to hide in the car when their turn came up cuz the dogs would always look for me and not pay attention to the boys. I really tried to have them be the boys dogs but now that they have grown up and on, and aren't here very often - I am their favorite person. Their age is dictating how far they can go on drives. The black dog, Skipper, will probably start staying at home more. This day was almost too much for him.
We moved just under 600 head across the valley.
Now.... I had intended on having pix of us running the cows through the chute but they day went well and I never had the chance to pull a camera out of my pocket. :( Good that we got them all down in just about 3 hours but I had hoped for some pix - maybe next time.
Ok - I also must back up about week - Cash (hubby and my Marlboro Man) and I decided to go snowmobiling. As we were leaving the valley we found Stetson in a bit of a pickle... notice Cash's grin and Stetson's disgust!!
yielded no results!!! :(
So the tractor went back to the house and Cash and I sent on and snowmobiled.
And yes, we had a great time... more later - maybe more snowmobiling pix cuz we did check wells that day or.... maybe ditch digging with the excavator we've got rented - so that's all he does cuz he's only got a month with it, anyway - lots of choices so til later.....