Summer is starting to wind down. We have finished pre-conditioning the calves and have been continuing to move cows on the mountain.
When we pre-condition, we give the calves vaccinations to keep them healthy. At this point they are then tuned back out with their moms and in a few weeks we will pull them off the moms and wean them.
We have a small herd of cows on the mountain on summer range. We have to move them about. Mostly due to the fact that they don't stay where they are supposed to.
We had some help from my South Dakota relatives.
They sure were good help. I wish they were around more often.
One day we had this happen. Yes, this heifer has her head stuck in the trunk of an apple tree. She was after that one last apple I guess.
They had to cut the poor girl out using a chain saw. It was tricky. They had to be careful not to cut her.
Instead of being gracious for her life being saved, she was on the fight when she was freed.
This horse is named Sky. She posed nicely for us while we ate lunch up on the mountain.
It's been a beautiful summer. The mountain and meadows are still green.
This calf was sick. The cowboys made sure to doctor it.
It's been a pretty good summer. Fall gets pretty busy with weaning, bringing cows off of the mountain and preg-checking. Stay tuned for more to come.