Tag Archive for Western Lifestyle

Yesterday, in Photos

It was a nearly perfect spring day yesterday! And as such we got horseback and did some work. It’s time to start sorting off the dry cows. For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, a dry cow, is a cow that has sloughed her calf, or lost it in some other form or fashion, [...]

A Day in the Life

Last week, if you’ll recall was a reckless week of activity and rotten weather. There was snow and rain and mud and that made for well, a mess. There was death and life and mess, after muddy mess. But in the end, it’s all worth it. I’m going to show you why. I thought, or [...]

It’s a Baby and a Contest!

It’s that most glorious time of the year! Time for babies and green grass, Wild onions and wild flowers Blue skies and dry ground! I said, babies, right? It’s Spring! Glorious, wonderful, super fun, Spring! I knew that my mare, Shuttle was getting close, but she really surprised me yesterday morning, because when I headed [...]

A Happy Ending

The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity- or so it seems to me. The weather won’t give us a break, and the calves, well they just keeping coming. It’s been bittersweet, these past few days. There’s been lots of bad but you know what? The good always outweighs the bad. Always. Last [...]

A Day in the Life

Last Thursday it began to snow. And snow it did. All night, and into the next day until about 2pm or so. It dumped about a foot on us! And it’s April, people! APRIL! South Dakota is notorious for April snow showers, so really it shouldn’t be a surprise. It does make, however, calving cows [...]

A Brumby

Two weekends ago, a herd of horses came trotting down the road. Most of them are saddle horses belonging to a neighbor. They got the jump on him and found his gate open! And like good saddle horses, they went through it. Those 7 were simply interested in taking a tour of our place and [...]