It almost feels like Christmas to him! He is sooooo durned excited!
This time, every year, some good friends gather their calves for weaning, about 800 head, which they range in the North Cascades by the Canadian border. The terrain is rough & rugged. I used to help when we lived there, but my nerves, maybe it's my age :( would stop me now.
(I just snuck out there to take this...he hasn't a clue I was there!)
...find, clean, pack the bedroll, saddlebags, even a winter coat, gloves & longjohns!! High in the Cascades...it's not too unusual to start a day with warm sunny skies & then have the temperatures plummet with a squal overhead! (It even dropped to 34* here last night! Yikes!) Clean the cooler, started making bunches of ice, dust off dutch ovens & re-season them. Raid the pantry & freezers, for a Cowboy DOES need to eat! And this particular one LOVES to eat!
(on the way back from getting the pix of him, I stopped & gathered these..guess what I'm making?? Yep...Zucchini bread, in small loaves so they fit in saddlebags for "on the run" lunch!)
It has been a year since he's gone anywhere for more than one night (which like I said, was last August)....He did get to help them gather last year, same place, same time, doing the same thing ...imagine that!
Am I excited??? For him Yes...for me? No!