Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cattle Drive Part 2...and then some

Wednesday of this week, we made our way back into Dry Head to finish taking the cows to pasture. It was a beautiful evening, in that it wasn't blazing fact, when we were eating dinner it was a little chilly. We managed to finish moving cows before dark this time and were even able to enjoy some burgers over the grill when we were done. Carson rode the entire time by himself again and is getting pretty good at manipulating the horse to go where he wants it to go. Travis rode off and on through out the evening with different people. It was such a good trip with most of the family and we look forward to September when we get to go back in and round up cows and bring them home.

Christian brought our 4-wheeler in to help speed up the round up of the cows.

Grandma Asay with Stetson, Kandace and Travis. They were quite the trio!

Christian and grandma Asay cooking up some yummy burgers. They always taste so good up in the mountains!

Stetson and Carson both wanted to bring the cooler over closer to the fire where everyone was but were just canceling eachother out by pulling different directions. Travis thought it was a great place to get a ride.

Most of the gang hanging out by the campfire.

In other news...

This area had record amounts of snow this winter and rain this spring making for some major flooding issues once it warmed up and melted everything. Big Horn Reserviour is the highest I have ever seen it and is pretty amazing! This Friday, Christian and I drove up the Big Horn mountains to have dinner at Bear Lodge and when we went to cross the Causeway, the wind was blowing just enough that there were waves coming up over the guardrail and onto the road. When we returned a few hours later to cross back over it and head home, we were met by the highway department who was then piloting cars across because of all the water and debris (there were tons of good sized logs and shrubs) that was now on the road. There was so much that they were using a snowplow to clear out all the trash. It was pretty crazy and kind of scary to see. We were just glad that they were piloting car across and hadn't closed the road down because then we would have had to go back up the mountain and around to get home!

On Saturday, we went to Cowley, a small town near Lovell, and participated in their little town celebration. We watched the parade in the morning, hung out at the park, and then went to Christian's aunt's house for lunch. It was a fun day to spend together as a family.

Watching the parade and getting lots of candy!

Travis threw a huge fit while we were at the park because he wanted his shoes on (after he asked me to take them off). Uncle Daniel tried to make him better by picking him up but it didn't really work!

They boys ran in some leg races at the park that afternoon. Carson really didn't want to do it until his uncle Daniel bribed him with a dollar to race. He raced twice and then was done. Travis, who was all about the racing, biffed it in the first race and was totally done with them after that. They both decided that eating snow cones was a much better idea. We even got to watch uncle Daniel race in the big kid's race and win!! If you notice the huge grin on his face, it was because the elbowed a girl in the head while racing and just figured out what he had done!


Staci said...

Looks like such fun! Your boys are getting so big. My boys sure miss having fun with them!