Oct 23, 2012

Getting close...

October 10th, 2012
The roof goes on!!!

October 11th, 2012
Still roofing...

Looking good!!!

October 12th, 2012

Now for insulation...


October 15th, 2012
Chris and Brian start on the interior walls...

October 16th, 2012
Way to go guys!!!  Looks outstanding!!!

They are on a mission!!!

Stay tunned...!

October 17th, 2012

Oct 10, 2012

San Cristobal Gather

October 9th, 2012
We saddeled our hourses in the crisp morning air before sunrise to meet one of our program partner ranches for a day of gathering and sorting.  We arrived to our location just as the sun was rising, unloaded and bridled up for our gather.

Seriously God's country!

The brisk air rolled through the picture perfect landscape as we quietly gathered, alone with our thoughts and focused on our work.

Through canyons and cottenwoods.

Covering miles...

... and miles.

While a band of horses ran free with excitement.

In the pens cattle were sorted and everyone in their position.

While our newest four-legged instructor got to sort.

Job well done and time for rest.

While some continued sorting... 

... and weighing.

Every opportunity is taken to work young colts.

While boys will be boys ~ bulls bullying.

A view from the chute.

While a raven watches over the herd.

This band looks on as they soak up the sun.
Thank you Grant and Connie for a most pleasurable day of work ~ wouldn't have it any other way!

Oct 8, 2012

Welcome October and welcome Jenny Kimball!

October 1st, 2012
Tres Amigos!

We had a lovely visit with Jenny Kimball, CEO of La Fonda on the Plaza, where this years Annual Cowboy Christmas will be held (November 30th, 2012 ~ get your tickets: www.horsesforheroes.org),
along with Sammie Doeffler, 
  Britta Anderson, and photographer Shawn Murphy.

Photos by: Shawn Murphy

October 2nd, 2012

After a day of building the guys relax with a nice ride.

October 3rd, 2012
Finishing up...

Getting ready for the roof!

Trenching for utility lines.

October 4th, 2012

Benny Bizzell Excavating sent Albert and Adrian out to trench - Man are they fast!

Electric in!

Now for plumbing lines...

More trenching...

Through all the building process we are still at it having our veteran sessions!

Here is my trusty riding instructor assistant Sarah with Cowboy Up! participant Oz.

That was quick, dig a trench, lay lines, cover... Done!

After riding Sarah helps on the building site ~ you go cowgirl!

Water lines... check!

Board and Batten... Check!  Let try this on for size...

Between deployments, Special Forces Operator and team-mate of our medic Neal Riley made and gifted us this sign  ~ thanks Garrett!  May God bless you and all with you while overseas.

Ready for stain!!!

October 6th, 2012

Our first husband and wife team Cowboyin' Up!

Hoof picking...



Riding ~ good times!

Painting begins... Thank you Tom!

October 8th, 2012
After the wind settled all hands were on deck to help Tom mask, tape and paint...

Thank you Cowgirl and all who have pitched in to help!!!