It is the first week of December here at the Ranch, and a clear day, in spite of an ominous wide ring around the sun, gave the near 20 mile cattle drive to the Badlands a big boost. The vegetation on the deeded sections of grazing pasture was yellow, wispy, and abundant. The deep well flowed fresh water into the tanks. The draws and hills will offer shelter from the December weather until later in January when the cows will return to the ranch.
All went well under the supervision of Harry Mills, and watchful eyes and horsemanship of Clay and Tammy, and cowboys John, Clint, Matt, and of course Franklin and Ruby the cattle dogs. A good thing too, because the very next day, as per the sun’s wide, foreboding ring, brought a steady snowfall and chill winds.