The end of November heralded the beginning or round up. The first group to be collected, separated for weaning, checked for pregnancy, ear-tagged, branded, and vaccinated was the registered herd. The commercial herd will receive equal treatment come early December.
During the month of October, temperatures have finally begun to drop a bit. After a ride up at the big ranch, Rancho Ojo de Agua, we are happy to report healthy cows, calves, and bulls all around!
Down at Rancho Agua Viva headquarters, we had a few days of high water in the river due to lots of rains in the surrounding mountains. We praise God for his protection as the only thing lost is a bit of fence!