Can I just say I'm tired. Really I shouldn't be cause all I did was stand around mostly. I guess just standing there, pushing the button on my camera is hard work!
Rent-a-husband and Cowboy Buddy came down to help work calves today. We can always use an extra hand or two.
Cowboy Buddy brought his horse along. The husband and I penned the cattle up yesterday getting ready for today. Cowboy Buddy rode his horse out thru them in an attempt to push them out of the arena into a smaller pen.
Our cattle didn't know what to think of the horse. Most have only been worked by us on foot. Yep, the husband and I work all our cattle a foot. We started out small (well, we still are a pretty small operation) and have just always handled the cattle a foot. But you can see how muddy it is. Working them horseback was way better today. Yesterday I fell to my knees when my mud boots got stuck. Not good when you're trying to sort cattle!
But I soon felt sorry for Cowboy Buddy. Our guys and girls were not working very well for him. He managed to get about half in the smaller pen but the other half was giving him fits. They didn't care nothing about him or his horse.
I finally went out by the barn with a feed bucket. Shook it a few times and called. They came into the pen with the rest. Momma knows how to get her babies to come in the pen.
Once we got them in this pen, then we needed to put them in a even smaller pen. Had to sort some of the heifers off from the rest of the bunch. They had it figured out by this time. Went in the pen very nicely. There's Tadpole bringing up the rear!
Managed to get everything sorted and loaded. Then one more issue. Rent-a-husband's truck was stuck in the load alley.
We managed to pull him out with my truck. But this wasn't the last time we got stuck today. Had to do more pullin' out at the lease place but that's a whole 'nother story!
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