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Blogging from GlenMar Ranch, Caddo, OK (Part 2)

Cow talking backLenn Harley got to laughing at me "working cows."  I told Bessie here, and she took exception.  I shoulda' had video with a sound track!  (You can imagine what she's saying!)

Lightning backlights the clouds over Caddo, OK

We had a lightning show the first night we were here (Saturday) and I got a lucky shot of one of the clouds backlit by a bolt of lightning.

Three of us started out this morning at 7:00 a.m.  We worked the replacement heifers on the Eighty. 

They get number tags in the left ear to identify them, and that orange tag in the right ear is called a "fly tag."  It's loaded with an insecticide to keep the flies away.  We replace the fly tags in the spring, and the number tags when they're no longer readable at a distance.

The herd is semi-wild, as they have 1,400 acres to roam during most of the year.  In order to get them to cooperate, we herd them into pens and then into a chute with a "head-gate." 

The calves are my Darlin's favorite.  This little bull calf knows he's good looking!  :)

Aren't I pretty?

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Comment balloon 21 commentsMike Jones • April 20 2009 08:34PM

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Ooh - I would like to see those clouds in a larger size, Mike - perhaps when you get back?  Looks great anyway...like a teaser!

Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike...What a wonderful thing, to be able to roam 1400 acres.  They are pretty lucky, at least for awhile.

That young one is good looking.

Kate

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 10 years ago

Photos are always inspiring. Great eye for a picture.

Richard

Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) over 10 years ago

Mike,

Your picutres are so so sharp and clear..you have a great eye for snapping photos!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 10 years ago

Am I supposed to say...yeah, he's good looking lol. What a time you must be having Mike...I like to be going on your excursions with you....you're bringing it right here :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike: Looks like a great trip - hope you continue to have fun!

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike!
I think that is so cool...I never knew that the tags could shoo away flies.  Can I wear one during the summer?  ;o)

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) over 10 years ago

Mike- Wow! what an adventure this must be. And the calf is a little darling for sure. What a great shot!

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike - I just love the fuzzy little faces on calves.  And, yest that little guy knows he's purty.

Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike, Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I love helping to work our cattle.  Our cows get new tags when they lose the ones that are in their ears.  Heifers are in the left ear and bulls in the right ear.  Steers do not get one because they are going to hamburger anyway.... sorry...    Ok, now what camera are you using????    We live on Grandpa's farm that he bought in 1944 but the cows do not know that!  Be Careful!  Cows are always unpredictable and do exactly what they are not supposed to.   Most of ours are black brangus.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 10 years ago

Looks to me that you're spending more time taking photos than being a cowboy! Whatever, have fun.

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 10 years ago

How fun to roam 1400 acres, Mike?!  And your darlin is right--he IS quite studly!!  Great shots as always...

Debe in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 10 years ago

Cowboy Mike,

Great to see your enjoying some R and R on your vacation. Always working on something! We hit 95 in the desert today. It was great to have a taste of summer. To live here is to love it. God bless you and Ginny! See you next week.

Posted by Kevin Wood,, Tucson, AZ Realtor (Keller Williams Southern Arizona) over 10 years ago

Started out at 0700?  You slackers!  LOL  You should have been at least half done by then!  ;)

I am still so jealous that you and your darlin' are out there having good old fashioned fun.  My hubby would attempt it, but being an engineer and having that analytical mindset, he would spend the first 3 days trying to come up with a better plan.  LOL

Enjoy yourselves, be safe and give all the 'girls and boys' a pat on the head for me.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 10 years ago

Mike, it looks like spring is in full bloom in Oklahoma.  To help you appreciate it, we had about 2 feet of snow here in Castle Rock, CO, last weekend!  :-)

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) over 10 years ago

Hi Mike,

You're really starting to make me want to move out there. Great Pictures, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 10 years ago

Aww. Poor cow has an awfully big tag in his ear. That must be annoying for him. I know it's common, but I still feel sorry for him =(  I always stop and pet the cows around here. They're so sweet =)

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 10 years ago

Oh, even though I feel sorry for the cow, you always write great Localism posts. So you have another feature in the Things to Do/Places to Visit group.

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 10 years ago

So cute that calf is!! Where are the Cowboys??

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 10 years ago

Mike,

It sounds as tho you are going to have another good time in Caddo.  BTW, will the little bull calf replace Taffy at some time?

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 10 years ago

Mikw,

39 may know he's looking good, but he doesn't know what you and Dick have planed for him or he'd climb that fence!

Keep your legs crossed and your camera ready.

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 10 years ago

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