Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, December 23, 2011
Ok, I'm hoping to get all this updating back going again, but we will be moving to our new home site for Camas Ranch very soon! Which will probably mean a whole new blog, but I will post the details as soon as I get them all up & running... In the meantime, here are a few pics from the last year!
A side project over in Junction City while Jarrett was logging, we worked with 3 nice Tobiano mares to get 2 broke to pack and one re-broke to ride. This is Daisy, she was only halter broke prior to us working with her and quite skittish. Jarrett didn't think I could get her to wear his hat as spooky as she was when we started, but by the end of the first session she wore his hat, the saddle blanket and the pack pad all over her head while walking around. By day 2 she was completely comfortable taking the pack saddle and doing quite well with the boxes too. Quite a trooper!
Bounce's first day in harness. Now she & Bailey team drive really nicely.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Cadence posing with Dad while waiting for the parade to start
During the parade
Running the steamer
Spraying the kids. That stream is off only 2 hoses, the pump can run 4 that size. The crowd loved it, and the kids especially loved playing in the water to cool down. We all had a wonderful time and thank Jacksonville for inviting us and for being such wonderful hosts! They were amazing.
Jo caught Jarrett off guard and got a wonderful picture!
And another one! She gets great shots of him!!!
Then Jarrett @ One of the EFD guys ended up doing the fireworks show for the Finale of the 10 day festival! Didn't get great pics though, it was dark!!
I have a lot more pics on the other camera that I don't have here at the moment, but when I get time this week I will put more pics up along with some from the Wildlife Safari where we went the next day! It was really neat and the boys got to ride camels... Just a great weekend all around!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
First off, to introduce the newest member of the herd...
This is Dolly
She is our newest draft horse. She is not yet broke to harness (as far as we know). I was supposed to have her going by the end of April, but I just haven't had the time... Soon we will get her going!! She is an absolute sweetheart and should be very easy to train.
And this is Cadence:
She was born April 11th. Part of the reason we have been so busy!
Lets see, we bought a few mowers and a sulky plow at Madras in April, and put the mowers to work a few weeks ago. We got about 4 ton of hay mowed and put up.
Jaxon and Hannah on the mower
We don't have a baler so the boys are putting the winrows on the trailer with pitchforks.
Packing the hay down in the barn, the boys loved it! (it was a bit dusty though)
To see more pics from haying go to:
Then we went to the Trinity Alps for my early b-day trip!
Mounting up, We did about 25 miles all with Cadence, she loved it!
We camped for 2 nights at Morris Meadows and rode up to Emerald lake from there.
Bassira checking on Cadence while resting at Emerald lake. She absolutly loves her and checks on her frequently. She will be Cadence's horse in a few years so it's a good thing. This was Bassira's first major outing, we used her as the pack horse and she was perfect! Took to it like a champ, she never offered to buck or anything (she has never had more than a saddle pad on her before this trip)!
Then we went and spent a few nights at Lake Elenor, and rode up to Shimmy Lake from there. This is on the way to Shimmy. We wanted to go into Union meadows and check out the mines, but there was a ton more snow that usual this year and it wasn't all gone, so we played it safe and stuck to the easier trails that wouldn't be blocked by snow. We still ran into a few patches, and a ton of downed trees, but they we got around all of them, though not particularly easy in some areas.
This is the second Rattler Jarrett killed on the trail. He was about 30" long. Both were shot off the back of Bailey with his 44 mag. He had never shot off her befrore but she did quite well.
Well, I think that's it for now, most of my pics are on another comp. I will try and get back to updating this more often!!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Last Month we helped Jarrett's cousin gather his cows off South Fork Mountain. Honery cows plus some nasty country made for some good riding!
Actually cooperating and heading down the trail pretty well for a few minutes.
Driving them down through some big openings.
A small idea of how steep the country is. And this was a really nice easy hill with no brush on it.
Then we had a Draft Horse Club meeting in Corning, went for a drive around the neighborhood at the end.
Snow finally hit last weekend, we got about an inch at the house. This is looking out over Ruth Lake on the way to go bear hunting.
Bear tracks headed down the road. Snow makes finding them a bit easier!
A bear we had bayed up. The dogs got to get in and work on it pretty good, and we got in to take some good pictures after a while. We also got to see it cross the road in front of us up on top of the ridge a bit earlier.
Bruisie leaving in a hurry, he already had his tail chewed on once a few minutes before!
Stella didn't get away quick enough and got a hole in her nose. Next time she will hopefully play with the other end of the bear!
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