3 07, 2012

It Matters

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:27+00:00 July 3rd, 2012|At the Ranch, The Land|0 Comments

This morning I met with our team from NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service).  Today I had expert advice from David Polk (Resource Team Leader for Anderson County NRCS) and soil conservationists Bryan Padelford and Phylicxia Moore.  As you know, the drought from last year was devastating and the effects will be with us for years [...]

26 06, 2012

The Save

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:27+00:00 June 26th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|6 Comments

Heifer calf #126 was born early in the morning of December 11, 2011.  Her Dad was a Charolais bull - Cooley Smart Choice 7049 and her Mom was 5 year old commercial Brangus cow #582.  When the calving starts, we are in our pastures day and night checking cattle – especially young heifers that are [...]

20 06, 2012

Catwalk to Catwalk

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:27+00:00 June 20th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|2 Comments

No – it’s not the same catwalk. Wikipedia defines catwalk: In fashion, a runway or catwalk is a narrow, usually flat platform that runs into an auditorium, used by models to demonstrate clothing and accessories during a fashion show[1]. In fashion jargon, "what's on the catwalk" or similar phrasing can refer to whatever is new [...]

14 06, 2012

Cowboys – Cattle Roundup

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:27+00:00 June 14th, 2012|"The Girls" - Cow Work, At the Ranch|3 Comments

There is a tv network that is always in search of “characters”.  They should search no further and spend a few moments on a ranch – meet the one true character – the cowboy!!!  Or cowgirl, as the case may be.  They are each and every one different – from East Texas to West Texas [...]

11 06, 2012

Lefty Went Left

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:27+00:00 June 11th, 2012|7-7 Horses, At the Ranch|7 Comments

I want you all to meet Lefty – a 5 year old grey gelding Quarter Horse –                 WR Doc O Diamonds.  Lefty (his barn name) just celebrated his 5th birthday last Sunday.  He has a great attitude and a gentleness in his spirit.  Lefty is becoming a great cow horse.  I mentioned earlier that Lanny Leach – a phenomenal trainer out [...]

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