February 8, 2019

The newest group of cows came home about three weeks ago.  We kept them separate from the main herd because we needed to bring them in to process them.  They needed our "stamp of approval,"  vaccines and wormer.  We wanted them to settle a little after their 10 hour tr...

February 1, 2019

It's the everyday ordinary, the typical unchanging, the tasks that are repeated to the point that they they are done without a thought to the process...it's these events that are always the same and yet ever changing that make these women unique.

Meet Thaysha Groves fro...

January 1, 2019

Hi, my name is Renee Russ Jackson. I’ve been a member of the Elko County and Nevada CattleWomen for about 25 years.  I grew up on a family cattle and sheep ranching operation outside Ferndale, California.  Our family ranches are on the north coast of Humboldt County an...

December 5, 2018

A few months ago, as I headed to town, the dirt road had my mind wandering and an idea hit me.  I thought of the days spent horseback alone, unseen and undocumented when nothing exciting happens, but the day is perfect, even if no one else ever hears about it.  I thoug...

October 31, 2018

We planned ahead for practical  purposes, had our dates ready in July and coordinated things with our vet, our calf rep, the brand inspector and our friend so we could be economical with our plans too. Our schedule was set and we were ready to roll, but when the day ca...

July 28, 2018

It's been a while since I've had a moment to just write...long enough I've almost forgotten I had a place to share!  But I'm here now and I'm trying to remember what has happened since I was here last time.  The answer is A LOT!

The song lyric that comes to mind is...

May 12, 2018

Spring of 2011.  We were new to The Basin and so were our cows. We were figuring things out and hoping they might too. They'd been in meadows their entire lives, Husbeast was new to grazing permits that involved outside grazing country and I had grown up with BLM and F...

April 12, 2018

After leaving Cedar City, we headed north again.  We were facing the end of our trip and our excitement level was down a few notches.  Husbeast found petroglyphs outside of Parawan, so we pulled in to take a look at what was left of those.  The rocks had fallen in a lo...

April 7, 2018

You'd think by now, living in the land of elk and hunters of elk and winters that can move elk, we would notice and take heed when the elk are headed down and out of the mountain we are headed up.  But no.  We just kept on rolling through the rain, with food on the bra...

April 1, 2018

We woke the next morning, not with the sun.  It was overcast and threatening to rain. Husbeast looked out the window and people were already out and about on the rim trail that passed by our window.  

We didn't hurry.  We didn't have to.  We enjoyed coffee and...

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