It's spring and that means all the cows have to come home. We gather them together off the winter ranges and bring them in. The journey can be long.
This is a large hard pan in the desert. It is kind of neat to ride across.
We experienced all four seasons this day. Coats on, coats off. It was kind of fun.
You can see my horse is pretty wet and a little annoyed.
We have five herds in different places on the desert.
It is a lot of hours in the saddle to get all the cows home.
We have some wonderful scenery to enjoy along the way.
We stopped for lunch and my horse wandered to the water trough. She was thirsty I guess.
She found a little friend.
One white cow.
The calves get tired by the end of the day.
Sometimes the dogs get tired too.
The flowers are really starting to bloom on the desert.
I'm not sure I have ever seen a bright red cactus flower before.
Someone I know, (Ryan), called this a wild daisylion.. haha
It has been nice to be able to work with both of my boys this spring.
We're still at it. I'm sure there will be many cow herding and branding pictures to come.