Last Friday I began with high hopes and drove around all day and this is what I saw.
I knew by the end of the day it wasn't going to be an easy job gathering and that and we would have to put our gentleman rancher hours away. We got up at sunrise on Saturday and buckled down and caught some cows. We set up portable panel corrals near hiding cows and I coaxed them in with a prayer and some hay. Unfortunately, not all the calves joined them, so I took a risk and hauled the cows in, leaving one gentle, easy to catch cow out with that group of calves. It worked. By Sunday morning the hungry calves followed the gentle cow into the trap and we hauled them down to the corrals and their mamas. Only to repeat this process over and over. We had traps set up all over the ranch. And I drove from trap to trap catching small groups, texting Mark who would then show up with the truck and trailer to haul them away. It was pretty funny really.
Happy Trails to you.