Our Fall Roundup At The Park-

It was one of our first really nice mornings this fall. We have only had a few NOT SO HOT ONES.
Clear Blue Sky…Something we haven’t seen much of.
Getting ready to cross the Wooden Bridge Over Zipprer Canal and onto Buster Island.
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Looking at the Weir. The flood gates/locks are open.This is looking East towards Lake Kissimmee, FLorida’s 3rd largest lake.


Looking to the right/West at Zipprer Canal heading towards Lake Rosalie. I am crossing the wooden bridge and will be on an island.
Buster Island.

The grass is still WET here from the flooding we had on the island. DSCN5788
DSCN5789I didn’t get there until after they had rounded up the first group…The Wild Bunch.

Once again, I am sorry for the quality of many of the photos. The camera has NO SLD Light And I can’t adjust anything. I also can’t see anything either.
The one below is a photo of a very fast moving group of cows and Charlie, Our Cowboy.


DSCN5820 DSCN5819Danny and “Lil” Andi.

DSCN5818  My Hero, who is for once listening to me and NOT trying to rustle  with the cows. My Honey.
I do love that man.

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Andy- Manager / Charlie Cowboy And Andi.
”Little Josh” is way in the back down in the pen. DSCN5812At our Park We have 2 Andy- Andi’s

2 Josh’s – One Little Josh and One Big Josh

2 Debbie’s Although I don’t go by Debbie Here.

And soon to have 2
Pat’s .
One Pat….AllenDavid Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park (Connected to Rolling Meadows Ranch) and A new Park Ranger (November) called Patrick.
Below Our Pat from Catfish Creek – Cook
Pat is in the photo below.
DSCN5811 DSCN5807 DSCN5803 DSCN5802 DSCN5801 DSCN5799 DSCN5798The arm you keep seeing belongs to Erik our Biologist.
Pat, Mark and 2 Ladies OUT OF TALLAHASSEE. 
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One of the horses, the one on the left is a horse for pleasure use mainly….The other one belongs to Charlie and is a WORK HORSE.
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Charlie and Josh.

You’d better get out of their way. DSCN5828DSCN5829DSCN5830Dany knows I am trying to take a photo of him,
Pat and Mark
These are all done. DSCN5843DSCN5844DSCN5845

Headed out to take a break. We had it easier with this bunch because they did a smaller roundup a few weeks ago for a special event. So we had less cows to roundup here. DSCN5846DSCN5847DSCN5848DSCN5849END OF PART 2. 

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Gradmama2011 says:

    love the photo essay, great pictures, nice bluejeans cute cows

    1. Gradmama, Smiling at this. I haven’t heard anyone call these cows cute before.
      Except me. Hugs

      1. Gradmama2011 says:

        all animals have their own personalities, and I like cows even though I never knew any personally. cute isn’t a bad adjective, maybe pretty or ladylike might be better… sorry I’m being silly tonight, I managed to throw out my hip and it is hurting like heck. I think I was setting up the cat shelter yesterday and pulled something.

  2. Wow very cool!

    1. It was almost easy this time. No one had to rassle a cow.

  3. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, great photos, Sarah. What a task this all. You sound very happy. Your post made me smile! 😀

    1. I didn’t do much of anything. I still haven’t shared much about my 20 minute HORSE RUN.
      I love to ride. I mean I really love to ride. Like writing almost.
      I haven’t been able to do it much for years.
      It just HURTS to much
      I was having trouble getting my right leg over when I got on and off. I am always ok when I ride,but for days weeks afterwards my legs and back are usually swelled up and sore.
      So I don’t.
      Wednesday, I hadn’t planned on it.
      Stroker (the horse I claim as mine there and he feels the same way) saw me when they got done with him and he had to come over. inside of walking him or riding him over they just tied the reins to the saddle and let him walk over to me. He kept begging me to ride him. Even Danny said that is what he was doing.
      Danny told me to at least get up there.
      Now Danny knows I can’t do that by myself.
      Next thing I know is Charlie and Danny were helping me onto the tailgate of a truck, then helped me get on Stroker without me using my left ankle.
      We didn’t walk or even gallop. We ran.
      Oh Erika, I was ALIVE on that horse. For all of 20 minutes.
      I was as close to being in Heaven as I can be here.
      So It was worth the PAIN that came later.

      1. Erika Kind says:

        That is so wonderful what you write, Sarah! I am so happy myself to read your happy words. So beautiful! That is why they use horses for many therapies… there is something about it. Big hugs, Sarah! <3

        1. I would love to be able to work with kids and horses. I am glad to be on my feet again because we have young horses that need to be trained with harnesses and simply things. I am hoping I can do all of it again soon.
          We have an ole Cow Camp Horse who was put to pasture a few years ago. He is at least 32. They had to bring him up to the stables to be cared for up there.
          I am anxious to groom him. His name is Johnny Boy.
          I just cuddled with him today with I was there.

          1. Erika Kind says:

            That is a great task you are having here, Sarah! I am sure that working with these animals will add a wonderful color to your life. I am sure you’ll keep us updated 🙂

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