Mike Moutoux, New Mexico's Enchanting Cowboy

 

Mike Moutoux

New Mexico's
Enchanting Cowboy


Mike Moutoux's Ranch Notes
July 2008

A few inches of rain has fallen and most of the pastures got a share of it. Things are greening up all over, but as usual a little more rain would be a good thing. It’s not unusual to get rain in one spot and none just across a fence. The yuccas are blooming and I believe that they are the most spectacular of all state flowers. The flower stalks can be 6 feet long and just full of creamy white flowers. When heavy rains fall, they make the arroyos run and that means fence repairs wherever the arroyos cut across a fence line. We’ve done a little fence work and some road repairs.

Ranch Notes Mike Moutoux on R.B. a black horse

We unloaded a semi-truck full of hay this month and Jerry brought in some teenagers to help with that. I was sure glad to see them. Took us about 6 hours.

After the hay and the fence work it was nice to get out and work some cattle. We gathered up a few unbranded calves and got in a branding one day. Just a perfect day. We had some company, a nice young man named Wes to help. While he rode Whitey Man, I rode R.B. We’re usually too busy to take photos, but I got Wes to shoot a couple of me on this nice looking black horse. Way in the background are some yuccas silhouetted against that blue New Mexico sky.

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