Driving Part VI

Day 6 – June 22, 2010 We picked up where we left off yesterday at Mickey Adam’s (the end of the driveway).  I should mention that the very tail end didn’t make it to Mickey Adam’s yesterday, the calves got tired at the back and the cows wouldn’t stay with their calves so they endedContinue reading “Driving Part VI”

Driving Part V

Day 5 – June 21, 2010 We pushed from what we call Barlow’s Corrals (the end of the driveway) to a place we call Mickey Adam’s today (It’s common practice for ranchers to name our pastures and other places on our ranches. This makes it easier to communicate when we’re conducting business). Not a bad drive,Continue reading “Driving Part V”

Driving Part IV

Day 4 – June 20, 2010 Today was an easy day and it provided a nice break after the last few days gathering off the Mesa.  The cattle are contained in a pretty small area at the drift fence, so they can’t wander far unless they go up the river where we want them. SoContinue reading “Driving Part IV”

Driving Part III

Day 3 – June 19, 2010 Things went fairly smooth today.  We were a little short on help for such a large area to gather, but things came together in the end.  The cows didn’t bother to move forward from where we left them yesterday, they just spread out, so there was a lot ofContinue reading “Driving Part III”

Driving Part II

Day 2 – June 18, 2010 The cattle are starting to come together into one large heard now as we near the end of the gathering process on the Mesa.  This year the grass has been good on the Mesa, so the cattle don’t want to leave, but we had plenty of cowboys and cowgirlsContinue reading “Driving Part II”

Driving (Hint: This has nothing to do with cars)

Upper Green River Cattle Drive Day 1 – June 17, 2010 Today we began our yearly cattle drive up the Green River Valley onto U.S. Forest land for summer grazing.  Our ranch is part of an association called the Upper Green River Cattlemen’s Association.  Last year approximately 5,700 head (head=number) of cattle from the UGRCA wereContinue reading “Driving (Hint: This has nothing to do with cars)”

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