Made a quick trip to Georgia last week for Thanksgiving. It was a great visit and I am so thankful for my family and friends and all of you for being loyal viewers of my blog.
One of the best parts about traveling is coming home to this place. This time I saw deer in the rut. This buck was holding his doe in the meadow at the ranch entrance.
And while crossing the Bridge to Paradise, I noticed the Laramie River was iced over.
Once again, a gorgeous sunset welcomed me home.
Then today was just another adventure of chasing elk off the pivot at the South Ranch.
And one of my favorite scenes when leaving the South Ranch is this one on Sybille Creek Road.
Even though it is twenty degrees outside ( if that), I feel right at home. Hello Wyoming, so nice to breathe you in.
That’s right! The cowboys got the girls home safely from the Laramie Plains this past weekend. They spent a couple days in the meadows beyond the main house and today Patrick and I got them closer to the house and corrals.
Yeah, that’s me driving the tractor baiting them in with a bale of hay. Patrick and Shadow are behind them pushing them through the gate. When I got out of the tractor, they were so excited to see me.
Just look at the expressions on their faces. Pure joy to see me. It has nothing to do with the yummy feed in this pasture. No, uh uh.
Heads down ladies, we can catch up later. You’re skin and bones, eat eat.
Ha! Skin and bones my a**. Look at those bellies and winter coats.
Ahhh, so nice to see you again girls. I’ve missed you.
Thursday all three hundred fifty something of you will be peeing on a stick. So rest up, it’s time to see how the bulls did this summer. See you ladies at 6am!
We watched the sun rise this morning. The sky started with a yellow glow then turned to pink then purple. It eventually went gray and started raining. An hour later large snowflakes were falling.
Snow showered us all day and it is beautiful.
I drove the rhino over to the neighbors to help them out with some household tasks. One of those tasks was to feed Lucky with a syringe. This teeny feline was separated from his momma and almost froze to death. C & L rescued him and he can’t be more than 3 weeks old. He fits in the palm of my hand.
More on Lucky in another post. Just couldn’t wait for you to meet him.
This pretty dear of a deer greeted us in the front yard on this gorgeous Monday morning. She has been on the ranch for a couple of years now. Patrick calls her ole’ Crop Ear because her left ear is smaller than the right.
She was checking out this buck prancing across the meadow.
She didn’t care about him though. She is enjoying the yummy tall grass in our yard.
Happy Monday folks! xo
Only a few beauties left on this shrub.
We’ve been outside a lot enjoying the last little bit of warmth so not much time for blogging this last week. But the cattle will be coming home from the Plains next week. I can’t wait to have them in the meadows again.
Have a great weekend. I’ll be in touch soon!
I’ve been busy with senior portraits over the past few days which I hope to share with you soon, but for now I will share a shot of these trees shaking their groove thang. We were out at the South Ranch today and I walked over to my favorite humpback tree. I noticed the little one over there for the first time and I thought it looked like they were boogieing.
Ummm, can you tell I haven’t been out on the town in a while when I’m hallucinating a dance floor in the middle of a pasture? You could just say I have a busy imagination.
Anyway, it is still a lovely and warm autumn. I think everyone is walking around in shock because we aren’t blanketed in snow yet.