Tyler’s Last Tale

This was the last week for me here at the Ladder Ranch. Monday, we went and moved cows around in the Colorado forest and put some salt blocks out for them. Tuesday, we looked in the heifer pasture to see if we needed to doctor anything. There was one bull that had foot rot andContinue reading “Tyler’s Last Tale”

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”

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”

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”

Andrew’s Anticipated Week

Intern Andrew Mainini got to experience a new aspect of ranching this week; moving cows and their calves to summer pastures.  It was an exciting and much anticipated week here at the E Bar U, because it was finally time to trail cattle to the mountain. This trip took three full days of trailing andContinue reading “Andrew’s Anticipated Week”

Tyler’s Entertaining Week at the Ladder Ranch

Tyler Flatt’s Fourth of July week was full of friends and fun. He had a little trouble moving some cattle, but all in all it sounded like a wonderful week.  This week has been a pretty laid-back week. We had the 3rd and 4th off for the Fourth of July. Monday we went to LaramieContinue reading “Tyler’s Entertaining Week at the Ladder Ranch”

Intern Noah Schick Monitors Pastures & Caterpillars

This week on the Ranch I did a variety of things. The first part of the week I was mostly doing weed control. I sprayed white top in Barrett’s Slope pasture, and cut down musk thistle in various places around the ranch. Later on in the week John Coffman and I did utilization monitoring ofContinue reading “Intern Noah Schick Monitors Pastures & Caterpillars”

Jedidiah Plays Mechanic

Jedidiah Hewlett had his hands full this week with repairs on tractors and other equipment at the Perry Cattle Company. This (almost) certified mechanic enjoyed the 4th of July with some fun and fireworks at least.  This week was pretty slow, but we managed to find plenty to keep us busy. We have continued toContinue reading “Jedidiah Plays Mechanic”

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