Out of the Active Rain Loop: Working Cattle in Caddo, OK

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Sunset at GlenMar Ranch in Caddo, OK

The herd comes a-running when they think they're going to get fed!This was our sunset this evening.  The location is GlenMar Ranch in Caddo, OK. 

My Darlin' and I come out here every April, and have been doing so since 1996.  Working cows is so unlike everything I do the rest of the year that it's a vacation to work the spring roundup.

It used to take us more than a week of hard work--my friend Dick Carson and I--to get everything done.  Now we hope to be done in two or three long days.  Shots, medical attention, fly tags, ear tags, banding the bull calves to make little steers out of them.... 

You have a GREAT week, and thanks for stopping by to comment!

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Lenn Harley
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I'm laughing out loud.

Working "COWS"?

I can picture you sitting on a stool with a tin pail in your hand "working a cow".

 

Apr 19, 2009 11:22 PM #6
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Chip Jefferson
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Living the life as a cowboy? My husband want to know if you guide fall elk hunts there? Hes in if you do.

Apr 20, 2009 12:34 AM #7
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Carol Smith
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Mike - I am SO jealous!  I miss doing the roundups.  But when I did them they were on my own farm.  So it really was work for me. LOL

We never banded the young guys - we just snipped and pasted them.  Was over a lot quicker, they got their attitudes adjusted instantly, and everyone was happy.  That is ... until ... it was time to do laundry.  I always had to hose off my clothes in the barn before I could take them to the washer. 

Hope you and your darlin' have a great time!  Beware of side-stepping cows!  :)

Apr 20, 2009 12:51 AM #8
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So, Mike,

Enquiring minds want to know ... Do you carry your camera in your pocket?  Wear it on a neckstrap?  Have it tied to the saddle?  I would suppose roundup time could be pretty hazardous to a little camera .....:-)

(Great photos, thank you.)

Apr 20, 2009 02:26 AM #9
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Mike Hendren
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Beautiful sunset, Mike. 

That reminds me of the movie, "City Slickers" except that I get the distinct impression you've "been there - done that". 

Have fun, Cowboy!

Apr 20, 2009 02:26 AM #10
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Mike,  Absolutely gorgeous photo even though it isn't desert :) Karen

Apr 20, 2009 02:53 AM #11
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GOOD AFTERNOON MIKE!  I agree with Celeste!  A man of all trades.  You sure can take a beautiful photo no matter where you are at - very lovely! -- Gab

Apr 20, 2009 06:13 AM #12
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Gab,

Thanks for commenting!

Karen,

It's definitely not the desert.  It's beautiful, though, and especially this time of year.

Mike,

This is the 14th year in a row working this herd.  Everyone thinks of City Slickers, though.

Cheryl,

I strap it to my overalls.  My friends have WiFi now, so I'm blogging unexpectedly (and happily.)  I did lose a camera in a pasture a few years ago.  Found it a year later, none the worse for wear.

Carol,

I'm careful about those hooves!  The girls never get dirty; they leave the cow manure to us.  Dick got hit in the face with a crappy tail this morning first thing.  "Oklahoma floss" was what he said as he wiped his face.  LOL

Laura,

No elk in Oklahoma that I know of.  We did see whitetail deer today, and wild turkeys.

Lenn,

When I was a kid between high school and college, I worked on a dairy farm (one mile square) owned by Happy Rockefeller in upstate New York.  When my friend Dick retired from the USAF and decided to do this for a living, I took a vacation in 1996 and helped him work his herd in the spring.  I've done it every year since.

Michael,

It was pretty last night!  Thanks for commenting.

Sally,

No whips.  Just sorting sticks.  No horses, either.  4 Wheelers!

Bill,

I'm crossing my legs.  That's pretty funny!

Susie,

I'll be over to your blog to see the photos.  Thanks for commenting.

Marchel,

Thanks for being the first to comment; I'm looking forward to the week, like I do every year.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 20, 2009 12:45 PM #13
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Hello Miracle Mike: Looks like a lot of fun.  I wonder if one of these years you may not come back home!

:)

Apr 20, 2009 02:03 PM #14
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Mike...  How fun!  I've always wanted to go to one of those Ranches and work for a week.  My time is coming!

Beautiful sunset!

Cheron Lange

Apr 21, 2009 08:15 AM #15
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Cheron,

It's not a dude ranch; it's a working ranch for four generations, owned by the same family.  We're just lucky enough to be friends with the owners.

Matt,

Not a chance, I think.  We love Tucson/

Mike in Tucson

Apr 21, 2009 12:54 PM #16
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Wow, Wow, Wow!  That is a beautiful sunset!!  So, is working the cows anything like working the room?  ;) 

Apr 22, 2009 07:47 PM #17
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Hey, Mike. Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I could join you. All my best, Jim

Apr 23, 2009 12:53 AM #18
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Now that something different, and a great way to decompress from the busy life of a realtor. Oh, and that red sunset ain't half bad either. WOW!

Apr 23, 2009 02:49 PM #19
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Ronnie,

Thanks for stopping by.  It's been a great week, and I'm looking forward to getting "back in the saddle again."

Jim,

They would be glad to have the help!

Doreen,

Cows kick!  Thanks for commenting.  :)

Mike in Tucson

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I hope some of your shots end up on postcards!

I feel like re-blogging some of your posts just to look at the pictures.  :)

Apr 23, 2009 04:23 PM #21
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Bruce,

Please email me a mailing address (snail mail address) and I'll send you a few!

Mike in Tucson

Apr 23, 2009 04:28 PM #22
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Thanks!

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Ohh, I like the reblog idea to look at the pictures!! 

And I think there are some kickers in the room, too.  :) 

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I'm impressed!  That's a lot of wrangling to get done in a few days.  Very nice pictures too, especially the little bull/steer in the lush grass.

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