It's time to head out to separate the mommas from their babies. It's bitter sweet. The moms know it is time, but are sad to see the babies go, at least for about three days until their milk starts to dry up. Then it's on to grazing and loving life.
The days have been starting early because it's so hot. We get up way before daylight, feed the horses breakfast, feed ourselves breakfast and head out to saddle.
Oh it is a beautiful time of day though.
It's always dusty going into the corals where we separate.
These pictures were on several different days, in different places. Not any specific order. Just gathering cows and calves from the meadows and taking them to holding areas where we separate them.
I took advantage of the morning light to get some nice pictures.
A sea of cattle.
Sorting cows from calves in Baker feedlot.
This day we actually got some rain and it made the alley quite muddy.
Sorting at the Gonder coral.
Gathering the Gonder herd.
Loading calves onto the trucks.
Sunrise on Burbank Meadows.
We took the calves home. After a few days we ran them through the shoot and gave them their vaccinations.
Sometimes you about need to be a gymnast to get the job done.
The calves are starting to calm down and eat.