Jun 20, 2014

Staple Cross

June 7th & 8th, 2014

Staple Cross Branding weekend.

Gathering takes up the first part of the day on this 33,000 acre Santa Fe County ranch.

Part of the "All Army" ~ Cowboy Up! Crew.
Lt. to rt.: Sarah, Andrew and Eric!

(Following photos by Sarah J. ~ gotta love those Smart Phones).

Time to sort.

Heating up the irons.

Eric and Andrew flanking.

This is just a GREAT shot Sarah!!!

Hawkins Chuckwagon, circ. 1890.

Thanks to Jo Hawkins and Richard, Ethan and Jay
 for the fabulous meal! Hard to beat ribeyes on the grill.

Sunday & Day 2  brought us the same cool temperature for our working.

Someone is looking to go jeepin'!

Rick taking the lead in the Sortin' pen.

Heating those irons once again.

Marine suckin' dirt while flanking - nice job Paul!

Paul and Rick after a dusty day at Staple Cross ranch.

All done.  Time to mother-up and get back to grazing!

June 19th, 2014

After a spell, it is important to make sure that all the pairs have made their way to the correct pasture, sometimes some make their way to a different pasture so we prowl, find em' and  and move them to where they're supposed to be.

So we make our way through the purple verbenia...

...find the cows and get 'em moved home.
It's always a pleasure to be able to spend a day horseback!
Another job well done by our Cowboy Up! crew!