Archives for April 2011

Last fall I discovered my talent as a “Snapshot-ographer”.  I even blogged about it RIGHT HERE. Now I am taking my craft to a whole new level. I call them “Hip-Shots”.  Basically I lack ample coordination to focus and shoot whilst simultaneously paying attention to my my duties of assisting TH with the cattle.  I could get wacked by a steer. So I hold my […]

Almost everyday I go out to catch up Paint and Pardner bring them in. They are out in the wheat pasture south of the house. Even if I don’t ride I like to tie them up for awhile and mess with them. It teaches them patience and keeps Paint from eating 24 hours a day. He is […]

I call for the cattle. They turn three into the arena. Puncher locks on the cattle. For me that is the rush.  I send her “Away”.  She stops when she gets to them and looks back at me. Probably waiting for my neurotic evil twin to shout something confusing.  I have silenced her. I “woosh” her […]

Today is Friday (I know it says Tuesday up above. Pretend it’s still last Friday) Tomorrow is Saturday, the first Cowdog Trial of the year. I have practiced Puncher so many times the last few weeks that I think I made her neurotic.  She would just look at me like “What on earth do you want me to do? Woman make up your […]

The part of America where we live is called “The Heartland” Rightfully so.  Days like this tell me why it’s The Heartland because I feel it in my heart.    TH and I took a drive up north to check on the steers we sent to the feedlot in November. Just some snapshots I took. Crystal blue clear skies are a […]

Last Sunday TH and I drove to Wichita for the day. Most of which was spent in the obligatory trudging through Home Depot and Lowes.  However, we did stop at my favorite little Antique Mall. It is not little. It is huge. It goes on for acres and acres. You know the kind where there are booths […]