From the Barnyard

Hi, I'm Erin, A woman who keeps two torches and a branding iron in the fire at all times! Join me in my adventures in life as I try to wrangle my two enthusiastic children, all my many horses, a brahma calf or ten, a whole pack of dogs and a man who is truly a western original!

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Life… Better love it!

August 7, 2017

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Just when you think you have your ducks in a row, your ponies lined out, your life clicking away on the track you want...

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Bam!

Dick got bucked off a horse and lit on his back… long story short, he broke three ribs, fractured several others and fractured his spine. But more scary, he punctured his liver and spleen and was bleeding internally.

He was life-flighted to Billings. He spent time in the ICU and the regular hospital.

He is home now, and doing well, but moving pretty slow. All the chores are on me as he recovers.

(Worst selfie ever, btw!)

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The kids are helping a lot!

But it has been a bit of a rough couple of weeks.

Physically and emotionally, both.

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Luckily we have snuck out for a couple hours of summer fun here and there.

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And when we can’t sneak out, we make our own fun. (They are swimming with their frogs.)

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This last weekend we ended our rodeo season with Washakie County Fair Rodeo in Worland on Friday and the Big Horn County Fair Rodeo in Basin on Saturday.

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I think we are ready to start getting ponies rode and up for sale again.

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And get puppies pictures taken and puppies announced.

Thank you everyone for your patience with me as I crawled into my own little hole this last couple weeks and only did what was absolutely necessary. It helped me heal and rejuvenate and I am ready to go again!

I will be answering texts, emails, Facebook messages and more over the next week. (I am way behind on correspondence!)

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In other news! Guess what Thursday is?!

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My “little” Cowgirl turns 12! Can you believe it! I have one more year before she is a teenager! Everyone help me wish the best birthday in the world to my sidekick and best friend Addie! Love you darling!

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Beneath These Western Skies!

June 28, 2017

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If they ever saw a sunrise on a mountain mornin'
Watched those cotton candy clouds roll by

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They'd know why I live beneath these western skies

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I got peace of mind and elbow room I love the smell of sage in bloom

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Catch a rainbow on my fishin' line
We got county fairs and rodeos, ain't a better place for my kids to grow

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Just turn 'em loose in the western summer time
And if you ever held your woman on a summer's evening

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While the prairie moon was blazin' in her eyes
You'd know why I live beneath these western skies

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You ain't lived until you've watched those northern lights
Set around the campfire and hear the coyotes call at night

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Makes you feel alright!

Thanks for swinging by the barnyard tonight and enjoying the trampoline fun we had! Captions are lyrics from one of my favorite Chris Ledoux songs, obviously I give hime the credit. Here's a link!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5bjk1R3vFo

We’re headed out for a ride! I’ll be posting pics of that shortly! Come back soon!

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JulieAnne - She’s sold

June 8, 2017

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It has been a wet spring! And the grass is growing! And the horses are fat and shiny! It is time to get some sold and get them to work.

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Meet JulieAnne. She is a 15 year old grade quarter horse mare. (She was papered but the people we bought her from didn’t have the papers.. one of those things.)

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She’s easy to catch and is polite. She is between 14-15hh. She seems to like women more than men.

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Kids can ride her. She is well trained. Moves off leg pressure. And I think she knows quite a bit.

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She’s kind and quiet. Rides down the road or trail with out spooking.

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Gorgeous golden palomino color with flaxen main and tail.

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With a kind, quiet eye.

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She is fond of hugs.

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And just a nice gal to go on a ride with.

Update - She’s sold! $1500 Please call 307-254-3968. Thanks so much! Erin

More horses for sale.

Thanks for stopping by the barnyard! I have tons of other horses I am preparing to post on the web page! Check back soon!

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First Baby of 2017

May 10, 2017

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We went out to check the bucking horse mares on Sunday, May 7 and look what we found!

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Look fast, there they go!

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First bucking horse baby of the year! Out of Billy Both Socks and a mare that we bought from Rob Tillett.

And you will never believe this in a million years, but he was born on my friend Billie Tillett’s Birthday! Can you believe that?!

I have no choice but to name this colt Billy Tillett. There is just no other way.

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Like a good uncle, Billy the Kid came to check us out, while we checked out his mares.

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Gifford and Billy watching the mares.

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And saying, “Howdy."

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And sharing a handshake.

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While the boys where exchanging formalities, it gave the baby time to stretch out in the shade. But as I got closer mom gave him a little nudge.

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And up he went.

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And off they went.

And foaling season is officially started yay! Stop back again to see more baby pictures, I love to share them! Thanks so much!

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Puppies in May!!

May 2, 2015 — Update All puppies have found their homes!

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The first litter is out of Riggin x Riley, these pups were born March 12 and are ready to go! Riggin is 15" +/- and about 30 lbs, Riley is 14” +/- and about 30 lbs. They aren’t real tall dogs, but they are about as wide as they are tall. Riggin is the kindest, gentlest male dog I have ever met and Riley is happy go lucky and loves everyone!

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Cinna is a red merle male, he has two blue eyes, he is the quietest and shyest pup of the litter and is absolutely stunning! $950

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Iris is a red tri female, she has two hazel eyes, she is super calm and loves to cuddle. $800

Chief x Gidget

The second litter is the Cheif x Gidget litter. They were born March 17, and will be ready to go the first this weekend. Chief is about 15" and about 25lbs. Gidget is 14" and about 12lbs. Both are really fabulous dogs and we have been very happy with this cras in previous litters.

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Bud is a black tri male, he has two brown eyes, he is a turkey! $700

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Jade is a black tri female, she has two brown eyes, and is full of personality! $800

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Neo is a blue merle male, he has blue brown eyes, he is not marked perfectly but is beautiful and as healthy as can be and full of fun! $600

If you are interested in any of these cuties give me a call or a text, I have been having a terrible time trying to keep up on my email!

Thanks so much!

Erin

307-254-3968

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Cowley Spring rodeo is this weekend! See you all there!

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Planing!

April 4, 2017

In case you hadn’t heard, I just bought a piece of land last fall. In November. I am sooo excited!

The animals are moved up there, now all I have to do is figure out the buildings and landscaping and driveway and …. well there is a lot of planning to do. Here is what I am thinking. I wanted to run it by you.

Tell me what you think.

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Eventually I will want to build this barn that will be part house, part dog kennel and part barn. I had hoped to begin that construction this spring, but that may not happen.

Such is life, but I will need to make space for my barn in the eventual plans and lay out of the barnyard.

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This is the google map image of my land.

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This is how I have things laid out right now. The star represents where the utilities are. I have the dog kennels and a pony pen up now.

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I found a nice little trailer house that I am going to move onto the land this spring, we can stay in that while we are building the barn.

So this is how I see the lay out… eventually.

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This is kind of how I imagine setting things up. The trailer, bull pens and the barn are permanent type structures while the dog kennels can be moved (with quite some difficulty!)

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So as the spring keeps marching on with all the ferocity Wyoming Weather can bring,

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I will continue to plan and eventually get these plans put into motion!

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In the mean time, I seem to find myself continually looking up at the sky!

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And being amazed by the beauty that can be found there!

Thank you so much for joining me here at the barnyard! I would appreciate any feed back or tips or tricks that you may have to share with me as I start this building process!

Please take a moment to see the puppies that are available!

Come back soon! We’ll leave the light on for ya!

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2016 Bucking horse babies (finally!)

March 16, 2017

I have been trying to do this every year, documenting the year’s foals on my blog. Every fall I think why would I need to write that down? I can remember it… alas. I have learned that these thing need to be recorded. (Foals 2015)

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It is amazing how much a foal can change in 6 months alone… so 4 years down the road when we start bucking these babies, we are constantly scratching our heads and trying to remember which mare is their mother.

So - none too soon, here are the 2016 bucking horse foals, for your enjoyment and my record keeping.

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This black mare is Birthday Girl’s Mom, we named her that because she is Birthday Girl’s mom. (Meet Birthday girl here,and see her helping me paint here)

Now - this is pretty amazing!

In 2015 this mare had her foal on Dick’s birthday, February 21. And in 2016, you’ll never believe me, but she had her foal on MY birthday! May 20!

Any bets on what day the 2017 foal will be born?

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Bobby Sue and her colt. The stud’s name is Billy Both Socks. I want to name this colt Badger Bobby Both Socks, but Dick says that is too much for a rodeo announcer to get out. (He may be correct, this time.)

I love his markings!

What do you think we should name him?

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This is Icy Sparks and her foal.. they made it hard to get the best record keeping shot, so I uploaded two photos of them.

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The Kicking Mare and her foal.

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Pretty woman and her foal, two pictures of them as well.

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Wild Rose and her foal.

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Thank you for joining us here at the barnyard! Pull up a chair and stay a while! Check out the puppies!And please come back soon!

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Kelsey puppies 8 weeks old

March 4, 2017

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Kelsey’s pups are ready to go this weekend. I have several people interested in them, so I wanted to take them out for a photoshoot. Here are the currently available puppies.

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Alan

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Bandit and Bat

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Dan

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Cordell

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Delta

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Duke

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Ranch pups and nosey horses

1-10-17

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We saw over 40 degrees yesterday! After a loooong haul of day time highs being in the single digits (or lower) 40 felt like heaven!

So I took the puppies out for a photoshoot and they had a blast! Hope had tons of fun running and licking up the snow.

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Tabby thought the snow was fabulous! I think she may have been making snow angels, what do you think?

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It was so warm I even took my coat off for a while during the photoshoot. The pups where having a blast playing on it.

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When suddenly!

Woof! What’s that?! Woof!

Stumpy, Raja and Matthew went on his alert!

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Oh it’s only nosey horses. Montana Millie led the investigation posse, with Old Dime coming up behind.

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The boy pups went bounding forward to greet this new adventure! Matthew and Raja.

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Millie, Old Dime, Raja and Matthew checked each other out. (Raja is never terribly concerned about anything. Can you tell?)

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The girls went running for cover. Hope and Tabby thought there were safer feet to stand near than the horses'. (I think they may be right.)

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While Dusty went to say, “Hi," to Gifford, the girls stayed safe and Raja just kept being happy-go-lucky Raja. Not a care in the world!

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Meanwhile Tres asked Millie, “What are those things?”

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And Old Dime said, “I know what they are! They’re puppies! Yuck!”

Hey, Dime, I think you may have something in your teeth.

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Thank you forjoiningus here at the barnyard! Check out the available puppies! And come back soon, we sure appreciated having you!

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2017 Starts out chilly!

1-9-17

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It was a little different Christmas than we are used to around here.

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The kids got to head to the coast of Oregon with my family.

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While I stayed home to take care of the horses.

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And the dogs.

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But I had good company.

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And took some pretty pictures in the cold!

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Really cold! Highs of zero on lots of days!

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But it was so beautiful, (I keep reminding myself of that!)

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And I did get some fabulous puppy pictures! And the cold never bothered me any, right?!

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