Gathering the Paregien Ranch


Across Dry Creek Canyon, a light dusting of snow on the Kaweahs and the Great Western Divide, from Alta Peak to Sawtooth, as we gathered yesterday to brand today on the Paregien Ranch.


Almost solid filaree in places, we’ve had a good germination in the granite at the 2,000 foot elevation. Not a lot of grass, but better than in the clay at the lower elevations, our south and west slopes still struggling.


Clarence and I watch the gate as the girls feed hay where the cows and calves will spend the night. None of our facilities is air tight, so we hope they’ll still be in the pen when we get there this morning.


Lee, Teri, Robbin and Clarence replay a good gather.


Forecast rain for Thursday and Friday, we’re hoping to get the calves worked while we can still get up and down the road.

6 responses to “Gathering the Paregien Ranch

  1. Good to see non-brown colours on your land once more 🙂

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    • You got that right! A little dangerous to speculate what it might look like if we keep getting rain, damn sure don’t want to scare the rain gods off. Thank you, take care, Uncle Spike 🙂

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  2. Spectacular country. I can see how such things spark the poet in you, but can’t see how it leaves you any time to write them down!


  3. That last photo reminds me of some logging roads I’ve been on in British Columbia. Nail biters in good weather, never mind a bit of fog and rain.


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