Buddy looked so good today (and my cowboy too, even though he's a little camera shy, a tough deal for a blogger's spouse)
Miles and smiles of Alberta. That's the Red Deer River. (Notice how all the Needle and Thread grass has cured and turned prairie gold. It really is thick as wool after this exceptionally wet year.)
I've never seen this many snakes either or ones so big. This is one of the bigger Gartner snakes I've seen.
and he wasn't dead either.
They are bright coloured and not poisonous. I don't mind them too much.
The bad news is when we went to pull the last bull out of the late Red Angus herd we rode everywhere in the Spring Field, and no cows. Then we found where the cows had rubbed a gate down and are all mixed up with the Charolais herd. So then we hunted through the whole Milne field trying to find that dang little bull but came up empty handed. Now my cowboy is worried that the dirty begger is in there breeding all those big heifer calves.
It made for a long, butt tiring day. I walked the last half mile because I was just too sore to sit anymore but it made Trouper happy.