Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Branding Pictures

We had a small branding on Wednesday. I think we branded somewhere around 70 head. This is probably the last branding of the year. A friend from Iowa flew up in an airplane and spent a few days with us. He is the one that took all these pictures. The branding went really well and we had really good help.

A long range picture.

Bringing the cows in.

Bringing them through the gate.

Pictures from the branding.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Aerial Photos

First a picture of our new airplane. It is a '56 Super Cub. We got it in mid June. I'll probably get some better pictures and write more about it later.

Here are some aerial pictures I took out of it last Thursday.

There is a lot of green grass.

Blue Mountain.

One of our hay fields.

Looking down Dry Creek.

Dry Creek.

The field just east of the house.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I don't have many pictures, but I needed to post something. We had our branding on the 11th and things couldn't have gone much better. Since then, we have been busy moving cattle and fixing fence. Once we are done with that we will need to start putting up hay. There is grass everywhere.

Here's some pictures of one of our hayfields.

Just some grass out in a pasture.

The house.

A picture of a rainbow. We haven't been getting that much rain recently, but it is still pretty wet.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cows and Grass

Here are some pictures I took of the cows yesterday. There is a lot of grass.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brandings and Monsoons

Luckily not on the same day.

We had brandings on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Here are some pictures from Sunday. It was about 80 degrees and there wasn't much wind so it was a bit warm.

Buck and his horse.

The crew.

Dave roping.

Me(DJ) dragging out a calf.

Dad and I.

Another picture of the wrestlers.

Well, it wasn't quite a monsoon but for a while it looked like one. We got about a half inch in half an hour. I'm glad we got the cows in this morning.

It was really raining for a while.

Just another picture looking south.


Friday, June 3, 2011


It's been over a week since my last blog post so I decided to post something.
In May we had over 9 inches of rain and have had over 12 inches in the last two months.
We have been pretty busy with our livestock. We have quite a few neighborhood brandings to go to and we are trying to get ready for our branding on the 11th. We branded about twenty head of calves yesterday and hauled them and their mothers out today.
The weather has been pretty nice except for it was really windy today. Yesterday I think it came close to 80 degrees.

The apple tree is in full bloom.

Did I mention the wind?

Because of the warmer temperatures the grass has really been growing.