Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dudley the Story Teller!

What do you think Studley Dudley is telling these calves? Blacky your missing your eartag, you guys better say goodbye to your mommas, don't even think about trying to get any milk from me ...quick whats he saying?

Dancin Boots?

Just how many pairs of cowboy boots does one cowboy need in his closet?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hollwood Installation

These pictures do not begin to describe how cold and windy it was! Most people insulate houses - here its valves on the wells. Definitely a day for my carhartt overalls but first I have to find them!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Loving the Sepia Look!

I had the pleasure of watching this horse work in the pens the other day sorting three mommas off from a bunch at a time. She knew her job and when a fourth one sneaked by (which inevitably will happen) she would pen her ears back and stick out her neck - you could just tell she wasn't happy about it! She had so much expression. She was really fun to watch!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Beauty in Windmills

The Aerometer Company of Chicago was one of the most successful windmill manufacturing companies. In the 1880s, the company introduced the iron windmill that became popular with both ranchers and farmers. With the windmills came a whole new western profession-the itinerant windmill builder. Not as romantic as the cowboy, nor as written about as the homesteaders, the windmill builder contributed equally to the settlement of the West, by providing liquid gold to water cattle and irrigate the land. If you would like to see some other pictures of windmills check out windmills in wikipedia - my favorite on line dictionary!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Why I need to Learn Photoshop!

I really like this photo but there is no detail in the moon. Now, if I learned photoshop - (first I have to buy the software) then I would put some detail in the moon! There are advantages to getting up early - think of what I would miss.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cowgirls Rule

Doesn't this photo scream satisfaction?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Does she know?

I often wonder if animals have a sense of time. Like when you leave your cat for a few days - do they know the difference if you are gone two days or six days? As for cows and time - they do have a sense of when they are to move from one pasture to another to some extent. I wonder if this gal knows the time has come - time to sort off her calf and she'll have to say farewell.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Hollywood 2!

I just adore early morning light and isn't this a great photo! One thing about getting up early and working on the ranch is that some days you have to tack up in the dark! I don't mind getting up in the pitch black & running out to the corrals to feed the horses but tacking up in the dark is one of my least favorite things to do. Perhaps I can get the cows to sleep late along with Hollywood! But that will never happen and I'll miss photo ops!