Like I said last week, when I started to blog all about my adventures (and then failed to finish the job), Fall is my favorite time of year! I love visits to neighbors, getting to ride through the cows a lot and generally it makes me super happy!
Here’s how I spent the 29 of October.
We were up before dawn and saddling by the headlights from the ATV.
I watched the sun rise for the second day in a row. Seriously, people, everyone should take time in their lives just once, to watch a sunrise.
There were two pastures to gather today – so part of the crew went up the road several miles to another pasture and set of pens to gather pairs, sort calves and load stock trailers full of the calves that were going to the sale.
I got to ride a pasture I rode last year, and let me tell you, it’s by far one of the prettiest pastures I’ve ever set foot in.
Once back at the corrals, we started sorting and loading, and waited with baited breath to see if the rigs from the other pasture would make it back. It has been terribly muddy since Atlas, because of all the rain and snow.
Sure enough they did! Success!
And as an aside, here in this part of the country we refer to pickups as just that – pickups. They’re not trucks. A truck is an actual big rig (like this cattle pot below) and it makes for a much easier differentiation between the two.
And that, my friends, was another day in my life.