Uprooted Magnolia

From the Mountain to the Bluffs

Posted in Cattle Roundup, Nature, Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on September 25, 2013

We went a few days without rain last week so the muddy roads up to the mountain dried up and we were able to retrieve the cows, bulls and horses this past weekend.

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They don’t seem to miss their babies much. They were running and bucking and excited to see us.  Well, excited because we had treats to lure them in.

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Little did they know they were going to be tested at the vet for pregnancy and it would make for a long day.

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The road on the way to the cows overlooks a couple of ranches and the moon was still up that morning just above the hills. We started pretty early.

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After positive test results, we delivered the girls to our meadows to graze below the bluffs for the winter. So glad to have them home.

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I did not photograph the gather of the horses. If anyone knows about horses who have had all summer off to do what they want when they want in the mountains without anyone else telling them what to do, then you know what a challenge it can be to gather them. I’m not sure my blood pressure has ever been so high. Bless Patrick for his patience and determined nature.  Gray, Alice and Si gave us a run for our money but after an hour or so, we finally loaded them into the horse trailer. But not without some difficulty.

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This is Gray. He’s a good ranch horse otherwise, but he challenged us this weekend. Oh, and Crazy Alice? Well, she does not get to grace the blog again just yet. She’s the Mare among two Geldings and you know who is boss. The next step is to catch her and remind her who is the real boss. That should be interesting.


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  1. my20somethingsadventures said, on September 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

    these are gorgeous pictures! just wonderful!

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  2. Michael Williams said, on September 25, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Nice. I like the stories you tell with your images.

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  3. jolynnpowers said, on September 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

    makes me miss my home in colorado… wonderful photos

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  4. cravesadventure said, on September 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful Captures – love the light in the photos:) Have a Great One!

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  5. suzysomething said, on September 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    They all look so innocent!

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  6. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on September 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I see Crazy Alice is still crazy! Good luck catching her!

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  7. revellingsjoy said, on April 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Reblogged this on Crystal Harrison.

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