Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A prairie walk...
I went out to check the cows today. That means you go looking for them out in the pasture, make sure the cows and calves look healthy and look for the bull and make sure he's not hurt. It's breeding season, so the bull must be found and he must be in his cow bunch. If not, the hunt is on! This is where I drove and later took a prairie walk with my dogs. I didn't actually wade out into this sweet clover, but walked the trail which was lined on both sides with clover up to my eyeballs.
Cows 'n' clover
And here's the bull, right in the center of the cows. Isn't he a pretty fella?
My trusty companions.
Jessie (above) is 11 years old and is a wonderful cow and sheep dog. We couldn't ranch without her.
And here's Sue. She's Jessie's 2 year old daughter. She's learning how to be a good cow and sheep dog too.
I just couldn't resist a grassy meadow of flowers.
These are prairie cone flower.
(click photos for a closer look)