If it is one thing I have learned in the last few years is that we can do a lot with very little. Hubby, dog and I can move a lot of cattle by ourselves...we have learned how to be efficient. There has been too many times that we have been out cowed but made due.
I think one of the most frustrating things we did was before shipping one year, we had to put a three way sort on them. The steers were in several hundred acres, mostly willowed up riverbed. All we had to sort in was an old branding trap. My husband and I sorted 3000 steers three ways in a just a couple days. That trap by the time we were done was 4 inches of pulverized dust... it took me a week to get the dust out of places I never thought dust could collect. I figured that was good numbers since we had to gather several times a day...and I suck at sorting.
That same weekend was the Elko County Fair..the biggest event of the year, and we didn't have to ship until the following week. We had a few days off to go to town. We stayed in town went to the fair and come back to a mess...
Come to find out David Stoecklein came down that weekend to do a photo shoot with the crew on the ranch....huh, that's funny none of the crew was invited. Just the family members. Not that I really care about that, but all of Davids photos are staged, so he wanted pictures of girls moving steers. They mixed all of our steers back together for the sake of being in a photo shoot.....awesome.....and that is all I have to say about that....I think I just got mad..again