Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas

Dudley is happy he's not having to pose with the Santa hat! This is Veinte we had to put him down almost two years ago but this picture lives on and is taped to the fridge in the tack room so he not far from my thoughts. He was a great horse and is missed but he had a good life. How many great horses do you think an individual owns in a lifetime?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The End of the Earth

I've ridden in Grassy on numerous occasions - perhaps you'll even remember my bull encounter on the Fourth of July. Needless to say, on Saturday I saw parts of Grassy that offered some incredible views. Now, Dudley wasn't very happy about the steep mountains and rocky country.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Meet Patches

She is 1/2 Australian Sheppard and 1/2 border collie and an absolute sweetie.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Little Does She Know......

Hollywood asked me to go pick up his new puppy today. I've seen smiley dogs reaction to two new puppies on the ranch and she's not been happy! I think the world of this sweet dog and I really don't want her to feel threatened or being pushed away like an old dog! I have not been in favor of getting another dog because I think it will be traumatic for Shadow though I am guilty of assisting in insulating the new dog house!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


People don't realize that a lot of ranch work does not involve riding. This time of year here your are lucky if you get to work on horseback twice a week. The rest of time is spent checking and cleaning waterers, putting out mineral, checking fences, starting generators, pulling windmills, airing tires and fixing flats, etc.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cows have Unique Talents!

This is typical sight after you've given the cows a little syrup! The syrup is a vitamin supplement used on ranches which will hopefully make the cows forage for food. The cows actually take just a few licks and then stop. The last thing one wants is a cow waiting to be feed like someone waiting for a government handout. When did this become such an entitlement society?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Three Amigos

Ringo, Ike and Smokey sunning themselves or perhaps its a line up for the stolen grain robbery. Who done it? I wanted them to perk up for the picture but they were very uncooperative!