It’s finally stopped raining here! After an almost entirely wet month of June with no more than two days at a time sans rain, we’ve been without rain for most of this week. I don’t mind rain, but it does have to dry up so that we can get the hay cut, raked, baled and home.
We drifted pairs this week to “fresh” pasture. In normal years the cows are always ready to leave for new spaces but this year, the grass is so green and lush, they’re not terribly interested!
I rode Avie, aka as Mr. Gorgeous. Melissa, the ranch intern, rode Zach’s horse, Dozer.
We also moved Nuke and Nora (because I’m making a full sibling to my colt Fridge), up to the trap by our house. That meant that Cosmo and her mama Shuttle had to go out to the big pasture.
The yucca plants in my yard are in full bloom:
And the sweet clover is simply intoxicating:
This week we also witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen:
Yesterday the neighbor called and asked us to help him brand some calves. That’s one thing I don’t ever turn down: going to help brand! I fly tagged. I usually carry two taggers at once.
There have been lots of colts handled and horses ridden, and life here would be hard pressed to get any better.
Today we plan to spend our time with a few horses, setting up panels for our buckaroo style branding we have planned for tomorrow, and once that’s done we will head to the river for some fun in the sun and the kids will put on a fireworks show for us tonight.
How do you plan to spend your fourth?