When the Girls Rule the Ranch!

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It doesn’t happen very often that the girls would “rule” the ranch, but today is the day when Peanut and I get to run our own show. We do get up early on the ranch, just can’t break the habit, but sometimes it certainly has its own benefits. Crisp morning, fall smell in air, pretty colors.. and bunch of hungry animals!

The boys are hunting for pronghorn. What is a pronghorn? Fleet-footed pronghorns are among the speediest animals in North America. They can run at more than 53 miles (86 kilometers) an hour, leaving pursuing coyotes and bobcats in the dust. Well, it took them five trips to Cabela’s, weeks of looking and practicing with their new rifles (safety first) and about a month of dreaming about this trip. Which means, the girls get to “man” the ranch for a few days.

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Typically, I’m happy with my morning ranch duties of cooking warm and tasty breakfast, while the guys are feeding our animals in the cold, rain and snow. (Just have to do it no matter what). But today, Peanut and I were excited to be the “Cowboss and Ranch Hand” and call the shots. As you can tell, we had some hungry piggies, which Peanut kept entertained, while I got all of their buckets ready.

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Most of our cows are still at the summer pastures, but this one girl needed some help as she had badly cut her leg about a month ago. The Cowboss brought her home and nursed her back to health and what do you know..? Now, we have another “dog” that likes to come say “Hi” and gets excited to get some company. I couldn’t tell who was more thrilled about the visit, the cow or our little Peanut.

Anyways, we all have our Sunday morning routines, but it is fun to change it up every once in a while. Have a great Sunday!

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