Uprooted Magnolia

Trailing at Sunrise

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Cowboy, Photography by leahyetter on July 6, 2011

We are going to pick up where I left off from Today,at Daybreak.

We started a little before the sun appeared.
The colt we are calling Crazy Alice (name that movie) ran the fence as the cowboys rode down the drive to the pasture. She wanted to go but being true to her name, we’re not putting a saddle on her just yet.

Patrick and Wayne laughed and told stories almost the whole trail. They had some catching up to do.

Good morning Squaw Mountain, we are headed your way!

It took some convincing but Patrick was finally able to get these calves down the hill to mama.

They mothered up quickly and easily so trailing them was uneventful.

Occasionally they would disappear in the dust and dirt of the sheet grass.

Once we got through the canyon of sheet grass, I turned back to see Wayne checking to make sure we didn’t leave any behind. I was so happy to see these clouds and his silhouette. During the trailing, the sky was cloudy and then blue. The sun would appear and then disappear behind clouds. The lighting was diverse all morning. That’s why the exposures here look like they were shot on different days. But they were actually taken over a 5 or 6 hour period.

The cows were happy to get to this pasture. The sun is high, grass is tall and the water is running. This will be their home for the next couple of months.

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  1. wherewander said, on July 9, 2011 at 6:57 am

    what a wonderful moment and excelent pictures


  2. desertdweller29 said, on May 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Holy crud! Look at all that feed! Our cattle live off brown, dry weeds. I love Wyoming. Went fly fishing in the Snake River 4 years ago and dream of it since. Glad I found your site.


    • leahyetter said, on May 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Hey there, thanks! Well this was two years ago. Because of last years drought, it’s not a full as it looks here. We are a little better this year but like it used to be. Thank goodness the cows hang in there with us through these tough times.
      Welcome to Uprooted Magnolia!


  3. homesteadingwithfibro said, on March 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Wyoming just takes my breath away….


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