Nov 8, 2014

November at Bonanza Creek and Staple Cross

November 8th, 2014

A beautiful day to work cattle, that's for sure!
 Joe looks on while Steve and Jacinda move the herd up.

 With a smooth move into the pens, Steve and Joe close the gates
in order to get the momma's sorted.

 Bianca and Hollywood guard the opening so the cows keep in their pen.

 Steve and Joe work afoot sorting the momma's to prepare for fence weening.

 Bianca puts pressure to move the cows out of one section to another.

 Killer view.

 Jack did awesome movin' the momma's out!

A little reinforcing of the fence line so the calves don't push through.
 A job well done! Time to head back for one of Jacinda's famous meals!

 Another killer view.

And it's a wonderful day in the neighborhood!

November 1st, 2014
Was a day of gathering cattle on Staple Cross to prepare for shipping.

The next day...

We headed out bright and early, in hopes we would miss the rain.

 Time to sort, Momma cows, heifers and steers...

The first batch comes down the alley before being pushed back up in order to sort into their prospective pens.

 Will the rain hold out??

 Here are the momma cows once they come through the alley.

 Rick workin' gates in his slicker to keep warm from the rain.

 Momma checking to see if her calf might be in the pen.

 "You're not my momma."

Countin' heifers.

All went smooth, and it seems Henry put in a good 
word for us with the Man upstairs
 to keep the heavy rains at bay. 
Though you weren't there in body, you were in Spirit! Miss you Henry.