Uprooted Magnolia

The Inconvenience of Much Needed Rainfall

Posted in Ranching, Stormy Skies by leahyetter on October 12, 2010

It hadn’t really rained here in Wheatland in 52 days(who’s counting?). But on the first scheduled day to gather cattle off the Laramie Plains for shipping, it poured. And I don’t mean a few raindrops here and there this past Sunday,  huge drops were coming down and blowing sideways.

Even still, we left the ranch at 5am with horses in tow and made the trek to the Plains in total darkness. But alas, mud puddles were forming and our tires were spinning on the dirt roads. There was no way the semi trucks were getting in there.

So we went into town, had breakfast and were home by 8am.

I took a nap and watched the rain come and go all day long. During the breaks, I did what I do best in times of ranching frustration. I went out to document this phenomenon.

Monday was a bright and sunny day on the ranch so they gathered cattle at the home place with hopes it would dry out on the Laramie Plains. Today, Tuesday, the cowboys left at 5am but once again because of overnight rainfall, the roads were too hazardous for the trucks. Needless to say, we’ve got some frustrated cowboys and I’ve decided to stay out of it and write to you guys. I’ll let you know if we ever get our cattle out of there.


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  1. Marcus Nash said, on October 12, 2010 at 11:52 am

    These are gorgeous. love it.


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