Mike Moutoux, New Mexico's Enchanting Cowboy

 

Mike Moutoux

New Mexico's
Enchanting Cowboy


Mike Moutoux's Ranch Notes
January 2008

The weather has been great for working and we’ve been busy with all sorts of projects. Some days are spent gathering cattle so we can vaccinate them, but we’ve also been cutting firewood and working on fencing projects. One of the fence projects involved pulling out and replacing an entire ½ mile section of fence where we will be keeping some yearlings for a while. Branding has begun and that will continue off and on now right through summer. We’re also doing a little supplemental feeding, and shifting cows around.

I’ve been riding Whitey Man a lot and remarked to Jerry that he seems to be enjoying the work a lot more lately. “Are you putting something extra in his rations?” I asked him. “No,” he replied, “I think it’s the cooler weather.” We’ll be enjoying the milder weather for awhile and it will be nice to have an eager horse under me.

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