Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hi - My Name is Duck!

Yes, I've got a very short tail - don't laugh. This past summer when the flies were thick & very bothersome a girlfriend of Onecowgirls decided to make me a tail out of hay twine - it was luxurious as I swatted away those nasty flies! Then Hollywood came home and was appalled with my new tail and immediately removed it. Who votes that I need a tail like this next summer to swat flies?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Post from Jet

Jet & his new friend Duck. (Don't tell Dudley)

Jet sticking his tongue out at Dudley. We all know why!

Jet & his hero rescuer Hollywood!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Feeling Pregnant!

I am talking about the cow! This is not just water weight! A few calves have already dropped and by looking at some of these cows I think we're going to have a huge birthing party soon!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Feeelin Guilty & Prayin

My dear buddy Jet had to go to the vet today! We were playin, feelin frisky and he went to kick me and me being the agiile one - moved out the way - and then KABOOM he caught his hind leg between the guard rail and the fence. Ouch. Red stuff was runnin everywhere. Handy Hollywood had to use the blow torch to get his leg loose. My buddy was very calm and well behaved - meee I would of freaked out with a blow torch - OneCowgirl hasn't trained me that well! Jet just called from his bag phone - he sliced two tendons but not all the way thru - if he heeals well he should be as good as new! Keep him in your prayeers.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tweaking on the Computer in iphoto!

Seems my visitors like dear childhood friend that can ride circles around me wants photography lessons - I'm tempted to send her a recent comment "anyone can take a picture, I like when you're a cowgirl" some like Dudley posts and some just like checking in to see what randomness I'm up to...why do you stop by?

Dudley Here!

Howdy OneCowgirl! I'ma gettin used to having so many days off!! - did I tell u how much I LOVE runnin around in this big ol soon as I hear you unlatch that gate even if I haven't finished my alfalfe I'ma ready to run up the alley and go go go!! Ima usualy the first one outof the gate not Jester - but I wanted to show off my hiney! Hey - I need a new saddle blanket - please make it a manly color so no one thinks Ima sissy! No pink!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Moving Cows

There is something very satisfying about two people being able to gather and move 120 head of momma cows - NOW don't think they were all together in this nice little bunch waiting to be moved like the photo above or that the pasture that we moved them out of looked anything like this! Actually, the pasture we moved them out of had an overgrown creek - that didn't have many places to cross and the banks were 20 feet high in places - do I need to go on? The cows were on both sides of the creek and in the creek. And did I tell you Dudley hates water. Between getting Dud to cross the creek, going thru overgrown thick bushes and wrangling cows I had be a cowgirl and not a photographer! So, you are seeing the pasture we drove them into.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Riding is in my Blood!

This is my mother and uncle on horseback and then just a shot of my mother (she is celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary this week!) - cute don't you think? As long as I can remember my mother has supported, encouraged and been one of my biggest fans when it comes to my love of horses. I thank her for that and am very appreciative that I have horses in my life because of her. A few years ago - I wanted to take a riding vacation in the South of Spain with a dear friend and was having a dilemma as to whether to put in the master bathroom in the house or go on the riding vacation - so like a good child - I asked my mother - She didn't even think twice and immediately responded - "Take the trip! The bathroom can wait"

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Born to be Wild........

Think Easy Rider.....
Get your Motor Runnin'
Head out on the Highway
Lookin' for Adventure......

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Feeding in the Dark

As you know, I hate tacking up in the dark but when the sky looks like this I really don't mind feeding even if it is cold (18 degrees) and dark! Now, the horses do get suspicious getting fed this early....but we had to get an early start!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Feel Like Fencing?

I actually like to build fences. Now, it does help to have a hydraulic post hole digger (that is if its rocky or the ground is really hard) and Hollywood2 Manpower! Of course, there are all types of variables - one of which is how close can you get the truck? (Dudley is not ready to become a pack horse) and the trailer with the ATV's. Are we building or repairing, length of fence etc? I get a great deal of personal satisfaction from building fences - it is fun! Have you ever built a fence?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Amazing Dudley!

Dudley loves my blog! I wonder if this is because he is constantly featured? He has become quite the “blogee reader.” He emailed me this pic of himself trying to duplicate the photo from yesterday or is he sticking out his tongue at me? Yes, Dudley got his very own computer from Santa. I am beginning to think all the critters on the ranch are making faces at me - first Smiley Dog, Pregnant Cows and now Dudley! Sign me paranoid cowgirl...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Can You Do This?

Perhaps I should have a name that photo contest? Can you believe this cow's tongue? I should cut her some slack she is very pregnant and has been visiting the syrup feeder. What do you think? What should we call her?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Shadow is my Name!

AKA - Smiley Dog! She's Shadow because she is always beside Hollywood. She craves affection and love - two things we all need! She has separation anxiety spells if left alone. One time she ran off 8 miles to the neighbors house because she thought we had left her home alone.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What's my Name?

Quick what do you think OneCowgirl calls me? BTW this photo was not staged!

Monday, January 7, 2008

We're going Green!

Well we're trying. This is a solar powered windmill. Unfortunately, its expensive to put in a solar power windmill - Hollywoods want to build something in order to move the solar panels around the ranch to different windmills. Some of the windmills are electric, some are powered by generators and some rely on the wind. Of course, with electricity and generators there is more of a guarantee that you have water provided you don't have a water leak, busted float, busted pipeline....