Ranch life in the Big Sky state through the eyes of one who has lived through it...so far.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ah....Better


We're all kicking back and soaking up some much-needed sunshine around here today. The cows have scattered back out to the hillsides where the green grass seems to have grown another inch or two while it was underneath the snow. I'm heading outside to enjoy the day, but thought I'd drop by the blog and leave you a little something for Mother's Day.

Ever been at a park, with a whole bunch of kids and a whole bunch of moms, and all of the sudden one of the kids starting yelling his head off? Yeah, it looks a lot like this:



That pole he's got is a sheep hook, made for catching lambs. It has a metal loop on the end that hooks around the calf's leg right above the ankle. It works okay if you can sneak up on a calf while they're sleeping, or if they're too sick to run very far, and if they're not big enough and strong enough to yank the pole out of your hands. Otherwise, we have to rope them. Notice the cow with the white face and big black splotch that my husband is keeping such a close eye on? There's a reason. Let's just say we're glad this wasn't her kid. Lucky for us, it's as mean as she is and never seems to get sick.

But hey, around here that's what makes you a good mother.

6 comments:

Stan said...

Fair to middling sheep herders technique!

Harley May said...

My two year old wants to watch this video over and over again. That'll learn me to click stuff on your blog when they're around. Learned me good.

Indigo said...

It snowed lightly here in upstate NY but it didn't stick. I couldn't help but think of you and all the recent snow you had.

Loved the video. They definitely take care of their own. (Hugs)Indigo

About the Blogger said...

Wow. What a difference no snow makes.

ArkansasCyndi said...

all the mommas did not look happy with that "man" harassing that "kid" LOL

Weekend Cowgirl said...

Love your video. Reminds me of how happy I am it is raining and we can put off stuff like this!
Your teepee is beyond wonderful.Very lucky man who will staying there!Very nice thing for you to do...