Blue is always happy. He has a way of making me happy too. (Aren’t collies miracle workers?) even on long hard days. We found the last of the cows in the Dragline field and moved them into the South Sand Hills pasture with the rest of their herd.
Then he had a mud bath.
Look at that sneaky smile .
After lunch we went to check on the other 1600 head in a field north of the house.
A few were hanging out in the few trees in that pasture (that’s where we usually see the moose is around there)
but most of them were nearby or down by the creek.
Luckily we found this gate open before the cows or we could have had a repeat fiasco. This time we suspected hunters because there were no vehicle tracks to the Enermark site. It meant a long ride ride round to check the other gates on the south side of the field (all the cows want to go south so we didn’t even check the north gates).
As we were riding back I noticed all the burrs in Trouper’s tail.
I’m glad it’s getting dark earlier. It makes the days shorter but I went from freezing cold this morning to take my coat off warm in the afternoon to wishing I hadn’t left it in the truck on the way back. But I’m warm now and about to get warmer in a nice hot bath.