Fire Season Field Notes

Intern Andrew Mainini has a firm grasp on the measures that can be taken to prevent wildfires on the plains and ranches. Read how he explains how the E bar U Ranch takes such measures.  We are in the midst of summer here at the E bar U and as cool season grasses begin toContinue reading “Fire Season Field Notes”

Jedidiah’s Week Alone

This week I got firsthand experience managing the Perry ranch by myself. Mr. and Mrs. Perry went to their annual family reunion on Wednesday; Jeff and Amie left on Thursday. They all returned by Sunday afternoon. I put in some long days between cutting hay, flood irrigating, moving cows, and fixing fence. Everything held togetherContinue reading “Jedidiah’s Week Alone”

An Intern & His Horse

This summer I was fortunate enough to bring my personal four year old gelding up to the E bar U for summer work. Through out the summer he has been my main saddle horse. From dragging calves, to making big circles and even taking cattle up the mountain, this horse has gained a vital experienceContinue reading “An Intern & His Horse”

Odd Jobs & Ends For Jedidiah

This week was full of small projects that ended up keeping us very busy. We did some corral repair and hung more joints of methane pipe where the old fence was in disrepair. I had to weld some of the pipes and I caught a small patch of cheatgrass on fire since it was soContinue reading “Odd Jobs & Ends For Jedidiah”

Intern Andrew Plays Doctor

After last weeks adventure of trailing cattle to the mountain it is now time to continuously be with the herd and watch for sickness as well as keep cattle scattered through out their pastures. Keeping cattle scattered ensures that they will not over use forage in any area of the pasture. To do so, weContinue reading “Intern Andrew Plays Doctor”

Tyler Flatt Gets his fill of Haying

This week has been the week of haying. Monday we went around and raked all the fields that had been mowed last week. Tuesday we cleaned all the equipment and finished what little raking was left. Wednesday I spent all day in a tractor baling hay. It was pretty nice just sitting there listing toContinue reading “Tyler Flatt Gets his fill of Haying”

Jedidiah Tries to Beat the Heat

This week was definitely a cooker! We have been struggling to manage working all day in the heat and still have energy and motivation. I worked all day on Monday on a short piece of fence in the corral that was patched together with panels. I re-set the posts because they were badly leaning andContinue reading “Jedidiah Tries to Beat the Heat”

Pardners In Prosperity-150 Years of Cheyenne Tradition

This past Friday, July 14th, 2017, the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce held their annual “Pardners in Prosperity” event. Pardners in Prosperity recognizes the many businesses, associations, and people that work with the Chamber to make this town a smooth running machine. It was quite different from most of the events that have been held inContinue reading “Pardners In Prosperity-150 Years of Cheyenne Tradition”

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