{the bi-annual cattle round-up}

11 Nov

i had never seen anything like this and i was so happy to get immersed right in the middle of it!

remember last friday i wrote about the coolest cattle?! well, as i was fotographing them that day, i inadvertently got stuck behind the twice-a-year cattle round-up that takes place here in town.  i was pretty much cracking-up the entire time and also felt so privileged to have witnessed this event, camera-in-hand.


it was the day of the eclipse, too… and the sunset was unbelievable!


i know they’re “just cows”, but i love them. and what i want to know is…


how the heck did they round up all these cows without me noticing?  one can’t get off this road, so-to-speak, and i had just turned around to head back down the hill when i saw this…


hundreds of cows being herded together – complete with cattle dog and cowboys alike…

so i followed them… mostly because i had no choice 😉


{these guys opted out, it appears…}

about half way down, i saw a girl sitting on a fencepost and i asked, “is this just normal?” and she replied, “it happens twice a year – once going down, and once going up…”

so glad i have a camera, i thought.


oh, hey dude!


here they are in town… it was a good 30 minutes or so that i was in the car, just watching the whole thing and laughing hysterically…


as a line of cars piled up behind us… i was the head of the train!


and they straight up went through town… not sure where they ended up, but i’m just glad i had a camera and glad i was accidentally there to witness the whole thing 😉

6 Responses to “{the bi-annual cattle round-up}”

  1. tableofcolors November 11, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    So glad you had your camera with! Beautiful and what an experience!


  2. Chocolate Covered Race Medals November 11, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    How wild is that! So cool, and so glad you had your camera (and talent! lol) to capture it!


  3. Mary Russell November 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    They’re over here, on CR 100 (Catherine Store Road), just east of town, at the end of Main Street!


    • cooking with audrey November 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      I see them everywhere now!


      • Mary Russell November 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

        There’s a black one limping; she has been for a few weeks. I’m ready to go find the ranchers to see what’s up with that. She strains to walk…looks so painful.



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