Leaving the Mountains

Every fall, the calves are weaned from their mommas. A couple weeks later (pending the year), the momma cows are gathered up and trucked down to canyon pastures before winter snows cover up the remaining mountain pasture grass.

We had our first real snow this weekend, so I think everyone is pretty happy they’re not all standing around up here.

Peterbilt Semi Hauling Cattle

Cattle waiting in a corral to leave the mountains for the winter

Semi backed up to the loading chute

Semi backed up to the loading chute.

Cattle heading out to the canyon pasture.

First real snow of the year at the mountain pasture.


  1. Erica, I love all your pictures today! Very creative.

    We had our first snow fall this weekend also. 2-3 inches of much needed moisture. It came down beautiful, will settle the dust and hopefully be gone by the end of the week.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks Robyn! Our snow should be vacating the premises by the end of the week as well. It was a little too early for me to have winter come and stay for the next 5 months, so I’m thankful. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  2. Yikes! Don’t even mention snow. We’re still dealing with thunderstorms and 60s down here in Middle Tennessee. Awesome shots btw.

    • I know, sn*w is a 4-letter curse word. 🙂 60s and rain…in November? Weird…but as I speak, there is rain hitting my window. It should turn everything into a nice, sloppy mess. And thanks for the compliment on the photos!

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