Sep 19, 2012

Nice Weekend!

September 15th, 2012

This past weekend we gathered cattle with Program Partner Mr. McKinley to prepare for shipping.  A lovely day it was.  Cowboy Up! participant and graduate, Chris Chaisson did a great job ~ everyday his knowledge keeps increasing, and from what we see, he's taken to it very well!

September 15th, 2012

Sunday brought us to an early morning rise to gather once again, to sort and ship.  Below is a shot up the alleyway where cattle come in and are sorted from calf and cow into steer pens and heifer pens.  Everything went quite smoothly!

Critters are let in the alley...

Then sorted into steer and heifer pens.

After sorting, cattle are counted out...

...gathered up the alley and loaded.

View from middle of alley.  Working from horseback and...

...afoot.  Great job Chris!

Smooth as silk.

That morning while out gathering Rick received a phone call asking if we could use some horse equipment, so later that afternoon we headed out to meet some of the nicest folks!
Much needed panels will make a nice addition for our new addition...

Welcome to our newest four-legged instructor, Junior, aka Mr. Bill!!!

Sep 12, 2012

Hammering For Heroes Continues...

August 19th, 2012

While we continue to build our veteran sessions never stop!

August 20th, 2012

Concrete forms for porch supports ~ done.

August 21st, 2012

Building wrap ~ done.

August 25th, 2012

Portal beams going up...

August 28th, 2012

September 1st, 2012
 We spent the weekend working cattle with our Laguna Pueblo Friends

Chris heelin'...
Father and son team!

Safe way to brand a bull!

September 5th, 2012
  Sunrise from the future Eastside porch

Back to building... 

Lunch for our hard workers awaits!

Porch floor joist ~ done.

September 6th, 2012

Decking started.

September 8th, 2012
Women Veterans Retreat

First official function in our bunkhouse!

September 11th, 2012
No better way to Remember September!

Americorp Volunteers Day of Service