Ranch life’s monthly challenge-June Memories.

Okay, so first, here is a story! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m gonna do several! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here:adayinthesaddle.jpg

๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, as you can tell from the picture, and title, we had our first day of GATHERING CATTLE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It was a LOT of fun, but also pretty hard! ๐Ÿ˜› Now you can’t really focus on doing a good job with the cows AND take pictures, so there aren’t very many pictures…but I’ll show you the ones I have! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€


Up at the barn. Time to stop taking pictures and CATCH MY HORSE!! ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Just getting light!


Almost there! ๐Ÿ˜€ Herding them back! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh look, Legend’s ears!!


You know how I love shadow pics…




Finally home!! ๐Ÿ™‚


I was having fun playing around with close-ups and decided to do one with my shirt! ๐Ÿ˜€


Saddle horn.

Okay, so a lot of people ask me: “How do you gather cattle? What do you do?” Well, in answer, here is a little summary of what you do!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So first you have to get dressed in jeans, and a long sleeved shirt. One that will keep the sun off your arms. THEN you do your hair (usually in a braid so the wind doesn’t blow it away…okay well not-) and go outside. Then catch your horse and brush it. And then put on the saddle, and blankets. Then you tighten the cinch- but not too much, cause you want them to still be comfortable in the trailer- and go get other things, such as a water bottle, spurs, …camera…. :/ ๐Ÿ˜‰ And also make sure you have the bridle somewhere attached to the saddle! ๐Ÿ˜‰ THEN you load your horse in the trailer and drive out to where ever you are gathering cattle! ๐Ÿ™‚ And unload your horse and bridle it, and tighten the cinch. Then you ride out into the pasture, or down the road or both. And go into a pasture, find ALL the cows in it, and herd them together, then herd them through the pasture/onto the road…etc! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ You want at least one person on the back, pushing the cows (or if you have good dogs, they can do that), and then someone on the sides to keep the cows together, and usually someone in the front to have the cows follow!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Then you herd them (eventually) into cattle pens, where they’re counted, and loaded onto cattle trucks, and hauled away to go to feedlots and then be butchered! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

There, did you like my little explanation? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Hehe!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Okay! ๐Ÿ™‚ So…there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Painting Cattle pens.

๐Ÿ˜€ This wasn’t EXACTLY the definition of fun…but it was too.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ We went out to the cattle pens with our paint and PAINTED THEM ALL!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ It took two days! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› We put on a loooong glove, then a short one, then another cotton one, and then dipped our hand in paint, then just rubbed down the fence!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ We also built the cattle pens, so it was pretty cool to be building them, THEN painting them too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t show the pictures of us painting cause they’re too private, BUT there were some eggs that I HAD to take pictures of! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe!


pretty right? I’m PRETTY sure they’re killdeer eggs, but if you know for sure, please tell me!! ๐Ÿ˜€


Soo… we have a lot of puppies, so OBVIOUSLY we had to PLAY WITH THEM!!! Two litters were born in June ALSO!!! :O ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Now THAT IS FUUUUUN!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Now these ARE some pretty old pictures-BUT still in June! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here are pictures:



I’ve NEEDED to post these pics for a LOONG time! ๐Ÿ˜‰056.JPG142.JPG141.JPG


Asleep on a …brick? ๐Ÿ˜› Haha!



Givin’ you that look… ๐Ÿ™‚ Cutie poo!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ He’s SOOOOO much fluffier now TOO!!! :O

And then my darling 8 pups! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

ย Going to a small carnival…JUST to get Cotton candy!! ๐Ÿ˜€



I went to help daddy hay! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› We only got 5 bales baled…but it was still fun!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Meanwhile I got the COOOOOLEST sunset pictures!! :O :O ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚



Raking hay!


Seriously, this is about the coolest thing ever!! :O ๐Ÿ˜€ I like how it’s all done without any motorized things- other than the tractor!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€



On the way home, there was an AMAZINGLY COOL MOOON!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I LOOOVE this picture!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€


Taking pictures!!


Aggie before she had her puppies.


Darling Aggie girl! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Aggie before she had her puppies



Chunky Aggs! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Before she had her pups! ๐Ÿ™‚

And then making yummy slushies!!



taking pics of smoke.


Also delivering lots of mineral bags to cows!! ๐Ÿ™‚ With our forewheelers! ๐Ÿ™‚

I could probably post for another 20 minutes about other things..but I’d better stop there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

So, which was your favorite!? Gathering cattle? Puppies? Haying? Misc.? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you liked the pictures! ๐Ÿ˜€ My fav was probably the gathering cattle one!! ๐Ÿ˜€ If you read all of this, then CONGRATS!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ *hands out virtual smarties* ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ BYYE GUYS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€



One last picture!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

94 thoughts on “Ranch life’s monthly challenge-June Memories.

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  2. That’s it. I WANT TO HERD CATTLE! XD Okay, I probably wouldn’t actually like it, but you make it sound so fun! XD
    And oh my gosh, those puppies. O_O The cuteness. The chub. O_O CAN I HAVE ONE?! LOL! What kind are they? I’m guessing they’re a mixed breed, but they are so SO cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Haha, it IS a lot of fun!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so glad you liked the pics and post!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
      Hehehe!!! Yes, they are SO cute!!! XD They’re Australian shepherds! ๐Ÿ˜› Just Australian shepherds! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ They ARE cute… ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! Yes! They’re much bigger and fluffier now! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
          No. :/ We sell them all! :/ Oh well though, they usually get scooped up pretty quick! ๐Ÿ˜€ We haven’t advertised them yet..but.. yeah! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Awwwwww…. Can I just reach through the screen and hold one? XD
        Oh, that’s too bad… But I’ve “heard” that you have a lot of animals, so that probably makes up for it ;D

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        • Yeah! ๐Ÿ˜›
          Yes, we do!! xD ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe, and yes, it does! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› It IS hard to sell them sometimes..but they usually go to great homes that are going to take GOOD care of them!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€


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  4. Oh, your puppies are so cute. I really want to get into cattle more with my mare. You should have seen her at a horse camp. She was rearing all over the place when she saw the roping steers. It would be fun though.

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  5. Gathering cattle is my favorite! I sooooo want to do something like that. But we have very few cows, and we never really have to gather them. XD ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • ๐Ÿ˜€
          Oooh… What?? No I didn’t know that.. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ That’s too bad… and your other question… hmmm….well Wednesday actually still works pretty great for me…I HAVE been busy lately on it because of something we were doing BUT that’s not going to be on Wednesdays for me anymore…so I think that will still work Great! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› unless you meant that you were asking the members that..and you wanted me to ask some of ’em? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› And then also like… Thursdays and Tuesdays would probably work alright too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›


  6. This post is really making me wish I lived on a farm! XD We have ten acres, but we only have one dog. Our land is all rocky, so we can’t really have a horse. :/ Looks like you had an awesome month! ๐Ÿ™‚ Where did you get this challenge?

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    • Aww… yes, it is so much fun!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ We have I think either 16 or 18 acres! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Well…at least you have a dog!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s too bad though… :/
      I got the challenge from: ranchlifesite.wordpress.com !! She has a thing where each month she has something you can do!! and even if you don’t do the first one, you can do the second! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
      Horses really are amazing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for the comment!!!

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  7. That was quite an interesting post, K. A.! It was really fun to read. ๐Ÿ™‚ The cattle part was especially interesting, the puppies are SO CUTE, I liked the egg picture, and you got some pretty sunset pictures – I especially love the first one! Phew, that was a long sentence! XD

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          • Tsk tsk, K. A., you got feminine and masculine endings all mixed up! *Shakes head* XD XD XD Hee hee! Are (I mean were) you learning Spanish?
            Hablo un poco de Espanol. (Ugh, there’s no wavy accent thingy!)


          • I what? What? ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜• That’s what it said it was! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah, I was! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Hehehe!!! xD ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› Tengo un cabillo, un perro etc! ๐Ÿ˜€ XD I don’t know what ‘etc’ is in spanish! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›


          • Well, the gender of the article/adjective/etc. is supposed to agree with the gender of whatever it’s modifying. So the feminine noun “nina” should have the feminine article “una”, instead of the masculine article “un.” Heh heh, was that confusing or what?
            So I think the sentence should be “UnA nina come una manzana rojA.” ๐Ÿ˜€ (I capitalized the changed letters.) Hee hee, that was a fun Spanish lesson! XD
            Are you learning any other languages? We were learning Latin, but THANKFULLY Mom decided we don’t have to anymore. Phew! XD Latin is really hard (at least for me).

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          • Oooh… ? Okay… ? I said Una nina!!! I thought…Oops, I didn’t!!! I meant Una nina! That’s what I usually put.. SORRY!!! ๐Ÿ˜› XD ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜› Yeah.. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€
            Okay! ๐Ÿ˜› I don’t know about the roja part…but probably! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I meant to do Una…sorry bout that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ XD XD Hehehe!!! I WAS learning German (cause I’ve ALWAYS wanted to learn it!! :D) but I stopped cause I couldn’t consentrate on both, and now I’m stopped altogether. :/ Hah!! ๐Ÿ˜› I can imagine


    • Yes it is!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yeah..at least you don’t get sunburned that way!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks SO much for the great comment! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. Gah! The cuteness is too much to handle!! My favorite picture is probably either the one before the crayfish, the one with the sun and the clouds, or the one of the moon!! And yep, those are killdeer eggs! Nice find!! Which horse is that? It’s beautiful. I love Appaloosa horses. Great post!! ~Bella โค

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  9. AWWWW!! PUPPIES! THEY ARE SO CUTE! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I love dogs! xD
    That’s so cool about herding the cows! It sounds like hard work, but it also sounds fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Clara โค

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    • Hehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah, it is a lot of fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Our stock dogs some in SOO handy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ If there are two people herding the cows from behind, and one cow escapes, the dog will bring it back, so that you don’t have to leave your spot!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for the nice comment!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

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        • ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ We do! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much Clara!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Hey, just curious (if you can tell me) what time is it there? If you can’t say that’s fine! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s 10:07 here! xD ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • We have Maude, 6 cats, 20+ goats, and lots of wild critters. ๐Ÿ˜› We used to have some cows, and we’ll probably get more soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

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          • ๐Ÿ˜€ Wow, nice!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s so cool! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have (as you probably already know…but I wanna tell you again! XD) 14! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› My horse, my dog (not including her many puppies), 7 chickens, 2 hermit crabs (?), 3 fish…yeah! ๐Ÿ˜› And that’s JUST my animals…. :/ ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have more than 10 horses, 10 goats, lots of chickens (not as many as Megan! XD), cows, and wild critters! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • WOW! That is a lot! XD I bet it’s fun to have so many, but it also sounds like a ton of work. ๐Ÿ˜›
            I have a favorite goat named Henry that is really sweet! He loves to be scratched in between his horns. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            -Clara โค

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          • Uh-huh!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah…it sort of is!! ๐Ÿ™‚ But since we do it a lot it doesn’t seem hard anymore! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Haha!! ๐Ÿ˜› I actually think my hermit crabs died.. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ :/
            Aww, Henry sounds sweet!!! Hehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite goat of ours is named Angel…the name doesn’t quite fit her…and she’s not very grateful for what she’s got…but oh well, I still like her lots! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› We have goats named: Willy, Bug, Lambie (or Bunny…but we never did figure out which…), Angel, Nettie, and then the babies are Diego, Boots, Dory, Babbit and Button! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Haha!! ๐Ÿ˜€ What are some of your goats names? or is Henry the only one with a name..? ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Our horses are very cool too!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • I bet! ๐Ÿ˜€ Aw, that’s too bad. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

            Yep, he is really sweet! Aw, Angel sounds like fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ AWW! Those are such cute names!! XD

            Our goats are named Henry, King, Uncle, Told You So, Stretch, George, Wilbur, and Roger. Those are the boys. XD The girls are Iris, Frances, Thelma, Phronsie, and May. Those are the girls! And the babies are… Heidi, Sweetheart, Clover, Lucky, Gilbert Fury, Frodo, Anne, Diana, and.. um, I think I forgot some, but that’s all I can remember right now. XD XD

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          • Yeah. :/
            Nice! ๐Ÿ˜€ She is!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜€
            Hahahaha!!! Those are the best names ever!!! :O ๐Ÿ˜€ I love ‘told you so’! XD It’s perfect for a goat!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Hehe!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› Those are just adorable great great names!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • Hehe, thanks so much! ๐Ÿ˜€
            Yep, we named him Told You So because I thought his mama was going to have a girl, but my mom said she’d have a boy. And sure enough, she did! ๐Ÿ˜› So she named the baby Told You So. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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          • YEEAAAH!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Zielle just did her part, so it’ll be Nicole, then YOU!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ :O ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› Have you read Zielle’s yet? ๐Ÿ˜€

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          • Oh, but I just saw that Allison asked Lainey in the comments if she wanted to be after Nicole… :/ Soo..yeah. :/
            It WAS really really good!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› I like to see what little things are still coming from what I wrote! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Hehe!!!

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  10. Oh, the puppies are so cute! The gathering cattle looked really interesting. ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet wearing long-sleeves while riding a horse in the heat is HOT. ๐Ÿ˜›


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    • Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, it is! ๐Ÿ˜› Haha, it is pretty hot! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ Especially when you’re trotting! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Thanks so much for the comment!!!


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