Wednesday, we preg-checked our heifers and sorted off the old bulls. The open heifers and the old bulls went to town yesterday. So Zero got a job. That old horse of mine was VERY excited that I picked him. I rode into the windbreak pen, where the bulls are located, along with 40 geldings (male horses that cannot reproduce) and he drove just the bulls, and T-bone the steer, out of that pen, into another pen, and we sorted them. I got them sorted right, all but three (then Zach helped!). I left one young bull in, and put 2 old bulls out. We then had to sort the heifers since Yummy needed to stay behind. The heifers were in a pen with Shuttle, and so when we finished sorting bulls, they were next on the list. I ride in there, Zach walks in there, and we’re pushing them up the fence, and Shuttle, who doesn’t have a rider, walks with us behind the girls, and has her ears back and is pushing them up the fence as well. I LOVE HER!!!! She wants to be a cow pony really bad. Someday, if I ever get to ride her again, she will be.
Zach’s dad had a birthday/retirement party last night. Their birthday is the same day; and of course mine is the 3rd of October. So we went across the river to this great steakhouse, and had supper. I had no idea that his family would be bringing me gifts as well. Jill and BLW had already bestowed new coffee mugs and travel mugs upon us for our respective days; but I get there last night, and I’ve never felt more welcomed into a family, to be honest. There was a card from his sister; a gift from that sister and one other, and a couple gifts from Granny, his mom. I really had no idea. So I got a kick ass vest- that is faux angora, and WILL be worn to the barrel races this winter, a beautiful sterling silver cross necklace, some big gaudy jewelry (necklace, earrings, bracelet) that matches a new 3/4 length sleeved shirt that says *giddy up or go home* on it. Zach got a new Cinch shirt that is gorgeous and all and all it was a great evening.
I’m thinking I’m not heading back to Texas next week- I am really happy here and I’ll be there for Christmas for sure, and maybe Thanksgiving too.
Today we are moving the cows from the river pasture up to the pasture across the road from the house; they need a fresh pasture, and Sunday we’ll be giving fall shots so this will make it easier to bring them in.
I’m going to try to remember to take my camera today to get photos of Shuttlebug, and maybe I’ll take photos of the kick-ass gifts too!