Blogging from GlenMar Ranch, Caddo, OK (Part 2)

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Cow talking backLenn Harley got to laughing at me "working cows."  I told Bessie here, and she took exception.  I shoulda' had video with a sound track!  (You can imagine what she's saying!)

Lightning backlights the clouds over Caddo, OK

We had a lightning show the first night we were here (Saturday) and I got a lucky shot of one of the clouds backlit by a bolt of lightning.

Three of us started out this morning at 7:00 a.m.  We worked the replacement heifers on the Eighty. 

They get number tags in the left ear to identify them, and that orange tag in the right ear is called a "fly tag."  It's loaded with an insecticide to keep the flies away.  We replace the fly tags in the spring, and the number tags when they're no longer readable at a distance.

The herd is semi-wild, as they have 1,400 acres to roam during most of the year.  In order to get them to cooperate, we herd them into pens and then into a chute with a "head-gate." 

The calves are my Darlin's favorite.  This little bull calf knows he's good looking!  :)

Aren't I pretty?


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Comments (21)

Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Mike...What a wonderful thing, to be able to roam 1400 acres.  They are pretty lucky, at least for awhile.

That young one is good looking.


Apr 20, 2009 01:42 PM
Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479
Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289 - Chattanooga, TN
Mortgage Loan Officer

Photos are always inspiring. Great eye for a picture.


Apr 20, 2009 01:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones


Your picutres are so so sharp and have a great eye for snapping photos!

Apr 20, 2009 01:49 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Am I supposed to say...yeah, he's good looking lol. What a time you must be having Mike...I like to be going on your excursions with're bringing it right here :)

Apr 20, 2009 01:56 PM
Matt Listro
National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro - Vernon, CT
Your Credit Repair Expert

Hi Mike: Looks like a great trip - hope you continue to have fun!


Apr 20, 2009 01:58 PM
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Mike!
I think that is so cool...I never knew that the tags could shoo away flies.  Can I wear one during the summer?  ;o)

Apr 20, 2009 02:04 PM
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Mike- Wow! what an adventure this must be. And the calf is a little darling for sure. What a great shot!

Apr 20, 2009 02:04 PM
Marlene Bridges
Village Real Estate Services, Inc. - Laguna Hills, CA
Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate

Hi Mike - I just love the fuzzy little faces on calves.  And, yest that little guy knows he's purty.

Apr 20, 2009 02:09 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Hi Mike, Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I love helping to work our cattle.  Our cows get new tags when they lose the ones that are in their ears.  Heifers are in the left ear and bulls in the right ear.  Steers do not get one because they are going to hamburger anyway.... sorry...    Ok, now what camera are you using????    We live on Grandpa's farm that he bought in 1944 but the cows do not know that!  Be Careful!  Cows are always unpredictable and do exactly what they are not supposed to.   Most of ours are black brangus.

Apr 20, 2009 02:36 PM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales

Looks to me that you're spending more time taking photos than being a cowboy! Whatever, have fun.

Apr 20, 2009 02:38 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

How fun to roam 1400 acres, Mike?!  And your darlin is right--he IS quite studly!!  Great shots as always...

Debe in Charlotte

Apr 20, 2009 04:01 PM
Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor

Cowboy Mike,

Great to see your enjoying some R and R on your vacation. Always working on something! We hit 95 in the desert today. It was great to have a taste of summer. To live here is to love it. God bless you and Ginny! See you next week.

Apr 20, 2009 04:16 PM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Started out at 0700?  You slackers!  LOL  You should have been at least half done by then!  ;)

I am still so jealous that you and your darlin' are out there having good old fashioned fun.  My hubby would attempt it, but being an engineer and having that analytical mindset, he would spend the first 3 days trying to come up with a better plan.  LOL

Enjoy yourselves, be safe and give all the 'girls and boys' a pat on the head for me.  :)

Apr 20, 2009 11:20 PM
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Mike, it looks like spring is in full bloom in Oklahoma.  To help you appreciate it, we had about 2 feet of snow here in Castle Rock, CO, last weekend!  :-)

Apr 21, 2009 03:34 AM
Suesan Jenifer Therriault
JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team - Blakeslee, PA
"Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own".

Hi Mike,

You're really starting to make me want to move out there. Great Pictures, thanks for sharing.

Apr 21, 2009 10:01 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Aww. Poor cow has an awfully big tag in his ear. That must be annoying for him. I know it's common, but I still feel sorry for him =(  I always stop and pet the cows around here. They're so sweet =)

Apr 22, 2009 08:24 AM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Oh, even though I feel sorry for the cow, you always write great Localism posts. So you have another feature in the Things to Do/Places to Visit group.

Apr 22, 2009 08:27 AM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

So cute that calf is!! Where are the Cowboys??

Apr 22, 2009 11:15 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


It sounds as tho you are going to have another good time in Caddo.  BTW, will the little bull calf replace Taffy at some time?

Apr 23, 2009 01:30 AM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


39 may know he's looking good, but he doesn't know what you and Dick have planed for him or he'd climb that fence!

Keep your legs crossed and your camera ready.


Apr 24, 2009 02:45 AM

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