Mike Moutoux, New Mexico's Enchanting Cowboy


Mike Moutoux

New Mexico's
Enchanting Cowboy

Mike Moutoux's Ranch Notes
October 2008

We’ve been enjoying some great weather as we get into our fall works. Started with some fence repairs and shoed the horses and then got busy with the fall works. Rounding up every pasture to vaccinate the cows and bulls and to do some sorting of yearlings. Jerry will preg-check a cow now and then and the time goes by pretty quick. Takes most of a morning to round them up and the rest of the day to get them through the corrals for the rest of the work. We use a squeeze chute to hold the animals securely while we administer shots and trade their old ear tag for a new one. I asked Jerry when they started using the chutes and he said it was sometime in the early 50’s.

Ranch Notes javelinas

Saw four javelinas one morning; we don’t see them very often at the ranch. Fascinating things, really. I’d rather see a few of them than all those snakes we saw last month.








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