T.H. and I go to the sale barn every Thursday to buy a few head of steers. Lately he’s been too busy to go and he doesn’t trust me to go by myself so he’s been buying them on the internet from our local sale barn. We’re so modern. Embracing technology like that. Working remotely […]

I thought I would share a little “Quiet Time” with you today. We were trailing some cattle home from a pasture 5 miles away. It’s the Kansas way. You take some really gentle momma cows and calves. Put a feed truck in front of them and a horse behind them. And you have a “Walking […]

This is more of a “Show & Tell” post than my usual stories. This really happened. I was there. Last Tuesday . My buddy …”Playboy”… (real name is Max-Doc-O-Gold) …… I bought last summer from Joel Lesh …. just won the AQHA World Championship Team Penning in Oklahoma City! When I bought him from Joel in […]

Just when I think my little white “terrier-ist” is getting too old, she does something menacing …. Like kill a skunk ……. or corner a badger in the yard. Sometimes I forget to put her up before we go down the pens to work cattle. We all know how much “help” she can be. If […]

   This Spring has been so beautiful that I’ve been pleasure riding a lot. Riding for no purpose other than fun. However, T.H. can’t stand for me not to be on a mission, so if he catches me riding out with no assigned task he quickly manufactures one. It’s a game we play. Today it’s “While […]

We gathered and  shipped our big steers to the sale barn for auction tomorrow. I thought you might like to come along for the ride. It was a glorious spring morning in Kansas. Mid-April and knee-deep grass in places. Spring came a month early in the Heartland.  T.H. is giving instructions to the cowboys (and […]

Last Friday was a “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” for me and Puncher and Paint. (And T.H. too.)  We go out first thing to ‘work’ the steers we bought at the auction on Thursday.  Puncher does the foot work. She brings them up from the back pens to the chute where T.H. is getting all […]

 Several people have asked me what happened the ‘sore-eyed’ steer.  How sweet. Thanks for asking. I would love to tell you. After we gathered the bunch and sorted off the 4 big steers and the ‘sore-eye’. The 4 big ones got loaded in the front and you saw the part where he tried to mother-up […]

  OK. So Paint and I get finished gathering some steers for T.H. He sorts off some big ones to take to another pasture closer to home in order to get them ready to sell next week.  One has a sore eye that needs to come home to be doctored. Small problem.  They didn’t all […]

I thought I would take you all with me on an afternoon of work/play for Paint, Puncher and me. I say work/play because it is ranch work. T.H. considers it work. I know it’s work. But for me, it’s what I live for. We unload at the pens and ride out to the cattle on a wheat […]