Roundup at the Ranch...

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Chris Pierce

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I spent the weekend with my wifes family at one of their friends ranch out in the middle of nowhere, it was 60 miles from the nearest town, then 23 miles down a dirt road, it was so nice and peaceful, no cell service, I never saw another car, I think the nearest neighbor is 6 miles away. It was built in the mid 1800's by cattle rustlers, the history book that they had there about the ranch said that most of the owners and ranch hands where hung in the bunkhouse where I slept.

They had to roundup all the new calves, brand them, vaccinate them, and gather dinner from the males (rocky mountain oysters) yes they did cook them, there was no way in heck I was gonna try them.....

I just got my 70-200 2.8 and wanted to try it out, so here ya go :biggrin:

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C&C Please :wink:
 
Very nice set Chris. Definitely not a lifestyle that we see much of in the US today. Don't know if I could handle the peace and quiet. I think that you handled this wide variety of shots well. The are sharp and well composed.
 
Excellent pictures
I could sure love the peace and quite and bieng a longgggg way from town:>))
Not sure I could be a cowgirl:>)) though.
Thanks for sharing these.
Not something we would see very often
 
I agree with Frank and Gale! Man, I can't imagine the life on a ranch and the kind and amount of work that's done! I enjoyed every photo - you did an excellent job on documenting ranch life! I hope to see more! These were very educational too! My kids loved them!
 
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DoorMan

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Nice images Chris. Thanks for posting them.

I have relatives who had a horse ranch in MT. It was down a gravel road 12 miles and their house was the first one on the road. It was nice there, lots of wildlife but sort of a hard life.
 
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Chris Pierce

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Thanks Everyone!! I am going back over memorial weekend for a cattle drive that should be alot of fun! I am really looking forward to going back and doing some exploring, they tell me there is a box canyon on the ranch that has some indian ruins and writing on the cliff walls.

I put a DVD together for the owner and they loved it! sat around the TV for hours watching it. A couple days of ranch life is actually very nice, not sure if I would want to live it though, they do get snowed in for weeks at a time. It is definitly a different way of life and something that I have really never seen.

I have also been asked to do some high school rodeo in the next few weeks that I am looking forward to. Should be fun!
 
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Chris Pierce

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I even got to tackle a few calves and hold them down! man those suckers are strong!
 
Chris that's fantastic! I hope you'll share more photos with us! It's a rare thing these days to get a taste of real ranch life! And just for FYI - cattle rustling still exists!
 
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