Well, I have not been very diligent about my blog this summer, and it isn't for lack of content! It seems like I just run and run, and can't seem to get everything done! Now, fair is just around the corner!
A couple of days ago I went to Mountain City to help my mom and dad class some yearlings to ship to American Falls tomorrow. I didn't tell the boys where I was going, just that I was going to go to work, and they would have to go to the babysitter. TR sure thought he needed to go to work with me. I was explaining to him how he didn't want to go to work with me, my boss is a slave driver! I told him there would be no cartoons or pink chocolate milk, just work because mom's boss is a slave driver. In true TR form, he looked up at me and said "But mom...You aren't a slave driver." I think he has me all figured out! I can't wait until both TR and QT are big enough to come and help horseback on these easy days.
Things have changed a lot on the home ranch since I left. I was only there about 30 minutes before my brother and I had something roped and stretched out! Growing up, we never roped anything outside if it needed to be doctored. We trailed them home and ran them through the chute. I think a lot of that was because my dad had 3 great cowboys, but they weren't much for roping outside of the branding trap, and heading and heeling a 650 calf is a lot different from heeling a 100 baby calf. Then you throw the fact that my dad is left handed into the mix, and you have a potential wreck, when you are 12 years old and trying to rope with him!
We had to wait on the scale man, so we didn't get as early of a start as we wanted to get to work classing the yearlings. Then we had a heck of a time getting them corralled. We got them classed though, and the lights kicked back out and the heavies trailed home, so they should be set for tomorrow. I had a great day and wish I lived closer and had a full time nanny so I could help them more often!
Mad About Turquoise with The Mad Cow Company
7 months ago