Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cattle Drive

When summer comes, the boys always look forward to helping grandpa Asay move cows. This weekend was the first (and the toughest) cattle drive of the season. They bring a group of cows from the pasture by our house up to the pasture by Christian's parent's house. It's a difficult one because the calves often don't cooperate and try to turn around and go back to where they know as "home". Things went pretty smooth (or so Christian tells me) this year and the boys got to ride to their heart's content. Landon and I rode/drove the car behind the herd while Christian rode his "horse" a.k.a. the 4-wheeler, and Carson and Travis rode horses and walked behind the cows. After all the work was done, we enjoyed some hamburgers and hot dogs for a late lunch/early dinner.
Christian's set up for the day...4-wheeler and a rope

Everybody comes home covered in dirt by the end of the day and you can see why! It's kind of a dusty ordeal.

Travis riding away. Grandma Asay lead the little kids on Chief most of the  way.

Carson and Travis took a time out from working for a bit to enjoy some time with their cousins and aunts and to have a pb&j sandwich.

One proud cowboy.

Some of the crew on foot. Some of Chritian's dad's siblings were in town to help.(Stan, Max, Jacob on a horse and Clark)

The final push through the gate as the cows head up the road towards the corrals.
Carson and his cousin Stetson riding their horses.
Bringing up the rear.

Waiting for some hamburgers

Carson enjoying one of the many pops he had that afternoon.

Travis and his cousin Britt enjoying the sunshine. Britt is just two weeks older than  Landon.

Landon chillaxin!

Carson and Grandpa enjoying their lunch.


dkasay said...

It's so much fun moving cows and i am so glad we are closer this year to enjoy it. The kids had somuch fun and are so cute

Megan Foulger Evans said...

What hard working little cowboys!