Mike Moutoux, New Mexico's Enchanting Cowboy

 

Mike Moutoux

New Mexico's
Enchanting Cowboy


Mike Moutoux's Ranch Notes
October - November 2007

We began our Fall cattle work in mid-October and that means gathering up the cattle and bring them in bunches to a corral so we can vaccinate the cows and bulls. As we process those animals, my boss, Jerry, will check some of the cows to determine if they are pregnant and how far along they are. There is some sorting going on and some of the cattle have been moved to different pastures. We are also weighing the yearlings and Jerry hopes to sell some of them yet this fall if he can.

The weather has been fantastic; in the morning when we ride out, it’s cool enough to want a jacket, but by 10:00 AM, we are down to long-sleeved shirts. By noon, the lizards are out. We see quail and antelope every day, and this week I’ve seen a Golden Eagle a couple of times. We could always use some rain out here; I hope we get some before the cold weather gets here.

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