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Trailing cattle to summer pasture

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Trailing cattle to summer pasture

Postby Soapweed » Wed May 31, 2006 8:29 pm

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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

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Postby cowboyup » Wed May 31, 2006 8:38 pm

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.
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Postby Ranch Mom » Wed May 31, 2006 8:43 pm

Nice lookin cattle soapweed.

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

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Postby Faster horses » Wed May 31, 2006 8:49 pm

Outside of the rain not materializing, it looks like everything went well.

One more job done!!! That's a good feeling.
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Postby Tap » Wed May 31, 2006 9:15 pm

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.

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Postby Rowdy Ranch » Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:15 am

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:

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Postby Team1roper » Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:38 am

Soapweed that is some great pictures
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Postby HAY MAKER » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:11 am

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

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Postby Team1roper » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:09 am

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

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

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Postby Ranchy » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:39 am

Great pics! Everything is so green!!! Looks like everyone wintered well, too!

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Postby TXTibbs » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:28 am

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!


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