Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Camera, Haying, Flying, and Moving Steers

On Monday my new camera arrived. Our old one (Canon Powershot S3-IS) has been a really good camera, but is hardly pocketable. I ordered a Canon Powershot Elph 300 HS and have been really pleased with it so far. It doesn't have quite the zoom, but is really handy because of its size.

Our old camera (S3-IS) on the left and my new one (300 HS) on the right. All the pictures other than this one were taken with the new one.

We finished haying across the river. We ended up with just short of 700 bales off of 160 acres.

An aerial picture of some of our cows. My new camera seems to do better taking pictures out of the airplane.

The "sand rocks" towards Blue Mountain.

We started having problems with our steers getting into the neighbor's cattle (because steers tend to be curious) so we decided we should probably move them home a few weeks early. When we flew we saw they weren't too far from the gate, so we decided it would be a good time to move them.

If you enlarge this picture you will be able to see the steers.

So we took the stock trailer down part way. (The road is too bad to take it all the way down) Then we rode from there. Dad and Jessi split off to get six steers out of the neighbor's while the rest of us went to gather the rest of the steers.

A picture from the top of a ridge looking towards the river.

Gathering the steers.

Moving the steers.

They had to stop at the mud hole.

Another picture of them.

Waiting at the gate for the steers Dad and Jessi were bringing.

Mom looking for Dad and Jessi.

Danny on Dundee.

Mom on Poco.

Taking the steers across the ridge.

Trailing the steers home.

Mom, Dad, and Danny.

If you look closely you can see Jessi in the lead. We found that if you have her ride in front of the steers they tend to follow her.

Mom Danny and Dad again.

Headed down into the creek.

We got them home and dropped them in a nearby pasture. We will bring them in and haul them to another pasture pretty soon.


1 comment:

  1. Nice new camera DJ! looks like it takes grate pictures :)