Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Long day..long winter

A few days back, I mentioned the friggid cattle drive we had bringing the cows home from the Montana side of the ranch to the headquarters in Wyoming. It's almost calving time and the cows are heavy bellied old gals, so the trip is not rushed. We let them trail at their own pace. I thought I would share some pictures...not alot of interest in horseback cowboying this time around...just put the tractor with hay in the lead(my job)and head 'em out!!Over 500 head going 7 miles per hour, 7 degrees and stretched out over 3 miles... glad we don't have much traffic in our neck of the woods.
Thank goodness I remembered my giant thermos of coffee and bag of Somerset Magazines!!


Scarlett said...

Thanks for showing these. Amazing, how some things never change. I never seen a cattle herd in person, but I imagine there has to be a certain simple bliss to it.

Naturegirl said...

I have only cattledrives in my mind from the western movies so this an interesting dose of reality!Pregnant and walking all that distance!!!
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Gotta say that's beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Jeri said...

Wow - thank you so very much for sharing this with us - I know ranching must be extremely hard work, and that being enthralled with all things Western I romanticize about it - but again WOW!!

Bluejean Primitives said...

I love these pictures! Thanks for sharing! They just follow the hay... amazing.


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Angie(quillysilly) said...

COngratulations to your lucky winner!! I love these pics and your choice of reading materials!!! See you soon...Angie

Altered Route said...

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daydreamstudios said...

I guess they will follow you to the ends of the earth for that hay! LOL

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AscenderRisesAbove said...

well i had to stop and look at this one. we lived in wyoming for about fifteen years and these photos were a great memory of that life; dont experience it here at all in california anymore!

Elizabeth said...

The photos certainly create the feel of a different pace of life. Delightful, if chilly.