|Just before sunup with the crescent moon still showning|
After waiting four and a half hours for the no-show cows yesterday, I almost missed them today. I was out about 5:15 A. to put ropes across our driveways. Then I came back home to grab, my coffee and water bag. By the time I reached the road, I realized from the sound that they were almost to town. I speed walked up to the top of the hill to catch a few pictures, then ran back down the hill and stationed myself in what turned out to be a horrible place for pictures because half of it was in the early morning sun, while the rest was in shade from the houses.
|Coming round the last bend|
|A wall of cattle appeared|
|Volunteer Jim leads the way|
|Sun's up and turning black cows red|
|What the heck are YOU doing there?|
|Cattle and horseman|
|Some walked and some ran|
|The tail end with the new chuckwagon|
|Does that herding tool also work as a broom?|
|The new horse|
|Modern chuckwagon. The herders slept on the road last night|
|Heading toward the Utah University part of town|
The cattle were around the bend by 6:30 A.M. and I saw the cowboys coming back out from establishing them in their pasture about 8:30 A.M.
|The town curves and we can see past the east side. The cattle are doing the last mile to the turn to the pasture.|
|The last time I saw the herders as they came back |
from getting the cattle settled
Here's a little movie I made so you could also hear the drive.