Friday, December 5, 2008

Gathering Cows

At this time of year the only cows left on the mountain are the crazy ones. My dad is still out 9 cows and as soon as they see us they split into 9 different directions at a dead run. Most of us try to keep with them tying to ignore the branches hitting us from all directions. The rest of us are smarter and choose to be the watch out. Even though it is freezing and we come away with new injuries each time it is still lots of fun!

After a long cold ride tying to keep up with the cows and not succeeding. Alan, Ben and I took off on the 4 wheelers to look for Christmas trees. We found this beautiful view instead.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Last Camping Trip of the Year

This was our last camping trip of the year. It was really really cold. We built a fire with a dried up palm tree, that Ben had in the back of his truck. Who knew palm trees had layers, and could be so much fun!

Trying to light their hats on fire to scare off any unwanted beasts.

Like I said it was really really cold. On our way out it started to snow "dip and dots."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Boys will be Boys

Last weekend we needed to move a group of Alan's dads cows to a different pasture. It started off as a little bit crazy becuase we were seperating some of the cows from thier calves. After moving the cows for several miles the cows settled down and Alan and Ben started to get creative to make the ride more intresting. This is what they came up with.

Side saddle

Ben trying to stand up.

Alan is not too sure about standing up.

After a few more miles they needed even more excitement. They started to ride the cows. I got a few of the good rides on video but I could not get them to load. I will keep trying and hopefully they will be added soon.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oso Bear

This is just my little tribute to Oso. He will be missed greatly! It is intresting how we know that we will live again and when someone dies we miss them but we are comforted by the fact that we will see them again. It makes you think about animals and what is their full purpose is? Will we see them again and to what extent? I guess the best thing to do is love them the best you can while you have them.