jodywy wrote:good hand can put his hand around a post hole shovel, irrigation shovel, a pitchfork, and a tractor steering wheel... then there might be some saddle time...
Soapweed wrote:Being a cowboy has been my lifelong addiction that I am trying hard to overcome. The present cattle market is almost better than any other form of cure.
Big Muddy rancher wrote:Soapweed wrote:Being a cowboy has been my lifelong addiction that I am trying hard to overcome. The present cattle market is almost better than any other form of cure.
I hear ya on that point Soap
I got beat up by a cow yesterday that takes a bit of fun out of being a cowboy as well.
Big Muddy rancher wrote:We had a couple cows that wintered in a pasture north of us and stayed there all summer until they had a big gather last week, so I had them in a pen and I had another couple we brought in to get quills out of one calf so I left them in as we gather tomorrow. Well Britt and I wanted to put them up the alley to try our sorting panel. The dogs were out with us and the cows got a tad upset so the dogs were sent out of the pen but one cow came at me, hit me in the ribs and brought her head up and gave me a bloody nose and I bit the inside on my lip pretty hard. Then she was on top of me worked me over and tromped on my legs. The left one didn't hurt much but my shin looked like it had half an apple on it and the right leg was/is sore on the top of the calf. No ribs broke but still sore.
I had blood dripping but am stubborn so we still took them up to try the sorting panel. Had the pipe at about 40 inches and that wasn't low enough to stop a Angus cow but the calves ducked under just fine. We lowered it about 4 inches and tried the cow that went under and her calf again. Darn cow still went under. It would probably work fine for any other breed of cow but not Angus.
Big Muddy rancher wrote:We live a dangerous life, guess that's why the women are so attracted to us.