Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back to work

We preg checked some heifers today and I was proud to see some good hands back to work.

Steve and his back brace found a way to run the chute.

Bill is back day working after a severe car wreck.

Jessica about has Judd raised and can get back to helping us some. (I'll be glad when he can.)

The ladies.

But the one I'm most surprised to see at work this week is Joe.
Joe won 6000.00$ and a trip to the world series team roping in Las Vegas Sunday!

Thursday, July 25, 2013


A few I haven't posted.

Joe found the two above on his phone from back in the spring. Dragging calves at the Admiral pens.

The buyer


Cow pony

Morons at a magic show( sorry, but those two will get it)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The flood of aught 13

We've been in a severe drought for around 4 years now, and then, all of a sudden, 12 inches. Maybe our weather pattern will change for a while.

First time the creek behind our house has ran in years

A tank dug 4 yrs. ago, first time it's had water in it

A pasture at Cross Plains

The culvert on our road, it was over the rail when I first tried to leave the house

An out of towner, definetly just passing through! 

Preg checking heifers

We put bulls out on heifers for 60 days, then preg check as soon as possible and sell the open cattle. 60 days may seem like a short time, but it has been my experience that if they don't breed in that time frame as heifers, they will be slow breeders the rest of their life. We were also out of grass and water until last week, and needed them off the payroll. 12 inches of rain the next day!!! It saved us from total ruin.

Bred cows got shots and fly tags

Boredom at the cut gate

It's a dirty job, but....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rasp spurs

I haven't built any of these in a long time, then get an order for two sets. They are on there way to some ropers in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. I hope a lot of money is won using them.

These spurs sell for around 275.00$ as they sit. Thanks to Rick Coates, farrier extraordinaire, for his contribution to these spurs.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stacking 'em deep and selling 'em cheap

I managed to finish these knives this week.


Dyed buck eye burl on the handle, a smaller belt knife, 2 1/2 inch cutting edge, 6 1/2 inch overall length, 200.00$
Sold! Thanks!

Sold, Thanks Scooter

Sold, Thanks Garrett

Sold, Thanks Tim

Back to spurs next week, and try to clear some back log.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Buckles and knives

Some stuff I've made recently, and have for sale.

These bridle buckles are 1018/nickel damascus.
Fits a 3/4 inch wide bridle

Fits a 5/8 inch bridle

These buckles are 100.00$ each plus shipping.

Pig sticker. 5 3/8 inch cutting edge, 1 1/4 inch wide, 10 1/2 inches over all length. Bois D'arc handle.
275.00$ plus shipping

Hunter. 4 1/2 inch cutting edge, 1 1/8 wide, 9 3/8 overall length. Aluminum, stainless steel, and various woods for the handle.
275.00$ plus shipping. Sold! Thanks!

Email for more info or pictures.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pictures last thursday

We threw our last load of cattle in with Seth and Chase's cattle, and ended up shipping 7 loads. Days like this are a lot of fun. Lots of good cowboys, good horses, and everybody gets along.

You want me to cross what?!!!!

The count

The sort

To the truck

Joe and Peanut

I,ve gotten back in the shop for a couple of hours in the mornings since these pictures were taken. Maybe I'll have something to show off next week. Happy fourth, Kyle is cooking a pig in the ground, hope I don't have food poisoning Friday.