Saturday, August 22, 2009

Seven Mile Herding and Camping Fun.

The Boys have been waiting all Summer for our turn to herd. They absolutely, love to be on the mountain with the cows and riding. To bad this year we started so late. But they'll have a good week of riding in by the time school starts next Week. Yesterday we packed everything up and headed up for a night of camping. Oaklee couldn't get enough riding. She Loves the horses and spent a lot of time coaxing her Dad to give her rides around camp.
Besides riding and herding cows the boys also look forward to the opportunity to get a little target practice.

Right behind our camping spot there is a great big pile of rocks that the kids love to play on.

They spend a lot of time out on it jumping from rock to rock

Or looking for treasures

But, The thing that every one of us look forward to the most is getting on our horses and riding

Last night after Caib and Dad got the cows pushed up off the fence Braden, Caib, Aubree and Chance went on a ride. Notice Caib with the lead rope on Ol' Commanche. One thing I like the most about all this is Caib and the way he'll step up and make sure all the younger kids are well taken care of. He patiently helps Chance every time Chancee's foot slips out of the stirrup(every 5 minutes) and he rode back to camp with me after Oaklee fell asleep on our ride today, just to open and close all the gates for me. What a kid!!

Here we all are heading out on our ride this morning. I rode out ahead so I could turn and get a picture. Notice Braden right there in the middle on his colt Sammy. He has done an amazing job breaking his first colt.
And Aubree sure has gotten to be a good little cowgirl. She never would go back to camp with me. She always stayed and helped Dad push the cows.

And finally There he is "That Cowboy"
This was Chance's poem that won him $50.00 at the fair
That Cowboy
There's a cowboy in the saddle
wearin' wranglers, boot's and hat.
He's herding all his cattle,
Would you just look at that!
He's so big and strong
sittin' on his horse so tall
It sure won't take him long
to get his cows into there stall.
That Cowboy sure is clever,
and he can ride good as can be.
Well, my heck!! and I never!
That cowboy, Why.....He's me!!


Julie Harward said...

I loved all your pictures..what a good thing to do as a family!

Adams Family said...

It's like you guys live in some kind of old fashion fantasy world. I love it. When I read your blog I get a mini vacation from reality as I know it. ;)

Jenny said...

I think I'm PMS'ing cause I got all teary eyed when I read Chance's poem. Sometimes I think I'll leave this silly city life, and join you down there, but I'm sure Roger would laugh me right back again.

Boy Mom said...

Chance on Camanche, that sounds like a poem in the making. These are my favorite posts of all the blogs I read. Love the pictures and the feeling they evoke.

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