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Trailing cattle to summer pasture

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:29 pm
by Soapweed
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Get through the gate and don't be late
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Over the crossing
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Black and forth
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Black cows with steer calves being trailed to summer pasture
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Cattle moving kind of slow
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Promising rain clouds that didn't materialize
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Crossing the creek
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Wish he was needing to wear that slicker
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Up close and personal
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Crossing the bridge
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Cowpokes and paints
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Black-hided bovines
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Grabbing a quick bite
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Coming up the road
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Peach Blossom and Clavinova
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Shutting the gate

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:38 pm
by cowboyup
They're lookin good Soapweed. The grass looks pretty good to. Hope it rains for you. Some day I would like to come and see the Sandhills in person. Thanks fo the pictures.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:43 pm
by Ranch Mom
Nice lookin cattle soapweed.

We had the same luck with the clouds... 10 sprinkles and it shut off.

Take Care

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:49 pm
by Faster horses
Outside of the rain not materializing, it looks like everything went well.

One more job done!!! That's a good feeling.

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:15 pm
by Tap
We probably do things backwards around here. :roll: :wink:

We brand some first, but most of our cattle go to summer pasture, and then get branded there. This has a lot to do with later calving. Heck, we are still getting a few calves yet. At least I think we are, as there seems to be some newer ones when we drift them south.

Our biggest branding here is next wed.

Branded one bunch of 3's and a few 4's today. Got the 2's and one other bunch done earlier. Every year I don't know how we get it done, with helping other neighbors and all, but it always gets done somehow.

Long days.

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:15 am
by Rowdy Ranch
Really looking good there-Soapweed and crew! The cattle are really doing well :) and for now it looks like some pretty good grass for you. I've been checking pastures and the grass is good for now-some of our pastures got .50-1 in. of rain the past couple of days,but nothing at the house to speak of.But here, no one knows what a true drought is-don't think many would live thru what up North has had for years on end :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:38 am
by Team1roper
Soapweed that is some great pictures

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:11 am
by HAY MAKER
great pictures soapweed,wish our country looked like that,seems like we get started ok then the spring rains that we depend on to make our hay crops just quits,if memory serves me this makes the 12th year back to back,guess that's what makes it so much fun,anyway glad you have grass.................good luck

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:09 am
by Team1roper
How are you making out up there Haymaker
we finally got some moisture

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:22 am
by HAY MAKER
Team1roper wrote:How are you making out up there Haymaker
we finally got some moisture


We're hangin in there,I was watchin the radar scope and was thinkin that rain hit you,hope it continues,pretty dry around here,hay fields are wilted,looks like the same ole story to me,rain dont mean much without follow up,I bet we will be lucky to get 2 bales to the acre................good luck

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:39 am
by Ranchy
Great pics! Everything is so green!!! Looks like everyone wintered well, too!

:cboy:

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:28 am
by TXTibbs
Looks very green there.....the sandhills are looking good.

I really like that paint horse in the pictures....not the bald one, but the Overo, I think its the one your Son is riding?? It is a good looking horse!