Cool fall weather

About 35 degrees when I finally decided it had warmed up enough to go to work this morning. But the south wind is picking up. Horses were close so I opened the gate and shook a bucket and captured Mijo and Pilgrim. I saddled Mijo and then let him stand to warm his back while I took care of some business in the house. Then went out and rode thru’ the cattle, looking for sick calves. Luckily, I didn’t find any. Did find some grouse and deer. rode up on a sleeping white tail buck and thought maybe he was dead. Nope, I just had the wind on him. I hollered at him  and he studied me for awhile and then decided he’d better leave. When he left another small buck went out also and then a tiny buck. None would make nice racks, tho’ the bigger of the two big ones had a tall narrow rack and should sure be culled this season. Probably someone will get all excited and think he’s a trophy and shoot him. Bet when they walk up they will be amazed and the horn shrinkage! That’s usually the case. Buck fever is a bad thing! 😉

When I got home I stuck Mijo in the horse trailer as I am going over to the neighbors after bit to help them brand their fall calves. Wind is supposed to howl, so it ought to be interesting. Sure got a cold bite to it.

Buck went long with me and was very good. He is not scared of mad mama cows, but smart enough to get out of their way. I am liking him more and more.

3 thoughts on “Cool fall weather

  1. After the snow here we have been staying pretty close to the 50’s most of the time, mornings are chilly but it is that time of year. Sounds like Buck is doing good. Yes, buck fever is catching.

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