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Soapweed

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Moving some heifer calves and their mothers
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Peach in proper position
Thereoughttobealawagainsttextingwhiledriving.jpg

There ought to be a law against texting while driving. :? :roll:
Steercalvessettledintotheirnewsurroundings.jpg

Steer calves settled in to their new surroundings
Showingtheirmaturityhangingoutwithouttheirmothers.jpg

Showing their maturity by hanging out with the boys and not with their mothers
HighenergyhorsecalledRedBull.jpg

High energy horse called Red Bull
Mysteedforthedaya4-year-oldcalledTwoSocks.jpg

My steed for the day, a four-year-old called Two Socks
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Peach after a bull
Cattlecomingthroughthehills.jpg

Cattle coming through the hills
Dustintheair.jpg

Dust in the air
Changingtoafreshpasture.jpg

Changing to a fresh pasture
Peachspartners.jpg

Peach's partners
Headedhome.jpg

Headed home
Gulpingthegoodstuff.jpg

Gulping the good stuff
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Preg checking the fall calving cows
Itsadirtyjobbutsomeonehastodoit.jpg

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
OldgranitemarkerontheNE-SDstateline.jpg

Old granite marker on the Nebraska--South Dakota stateline
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Undoubtedly hauled in with a team and wagon
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And set by hand
Youngowloutontheprairie.jpg

Young owl out on the prairie
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My, what big eyes you have. :shock: :wink:
 

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I can't believe there is cell phone reception to send a text! I like the picts of the steer calves by the tank and how did you get so close to the owl?
 

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Faster horses said:
Nice photos, Soapweed.

When will we see a picture of Peach riding that nice
buckskin horse you bought at the sale with the sorrell.
And is one of the sorrells in these shots, the sorrell you
bought at the same sale?

It's been a cool, wet, and very windy spring, not conducive to riding young horses. Peach and I are both getting up in years, and sometimes it is just easier to use the old horses that we know can do the job at hand. We like horses, and couldn't get along without them, but the cattle come first. Cattle are our livelihood. Horse are more of a hobby, even though we depend on them. Some folks only have cattle to "train" their horses. At the present time, cattle are quite valuable and horses are worth next to nothing. All of this factors in to our decisions on which horse to ride on any given day. :wink:

The little buckskin is a nice horse. He is a bit small from me, and his only problem is that he is mutton-withered. For me to ride him, the cinch has to be quite tight. The sorrel I am riding is the other one bought at that sale.

theranchwifechronicles said:
Soapweed
I can't believe there is cell phone reception to send a text! I like the picts of the steer calves by the tank and how did you get so close to the owl?

There is cell phone service over much of the ranch, though sometimes it is necessary to climb a nearby hill to get enough bars to make a call.

The owl seemed unable to fly, and I'm not sure why. :?
 

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Nice photos, cattle and country.

Interesting that you tag steers in left ear--do you guys bangs?

I tag steers in right ear, heifers in left---leaves the right ear open on heifers for bangs tatoo---females usually worth more if they've got a readable 'shield'---
 

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littlejoe said:
Nice photos, cattle and country.

Interesting that you tag steers in left ear--do you guys bangs?

I tag steers in right ear, heifers in left---leaves the right ear open on heifers for bangs tatoo---females usually worth more if they've got a readable 'shield'---

All of our calves get tagged in the left ear. On our replacement heifers, the original "calf tag" stays in the left ear so we have some idea of their mother and background. A permanent large tag is placed low in their right ear, keeping a clear readable "shield" above.
 

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