We are about to put a lot of miles on the ranch truck. It happens every year when we take the cows to Locomotive (we also get a LOT of mud). Its important that we take the time to check out the scene in Locomotive because we can’t let our cows go without feed and water.
For the most part, the work happens from the truck. We drive across the range to make sure that all of the troughs are working and filling. Generally we keep some supplies in the truck in case there is a trough that needs some work. If ever there is a bigger problem the cowboys come home to gather up the bigger tools and head back out.
Along the way we see how the feed is. A drive though helps us gauge when we need to move cows or if we would ever need to bring any feed down (but that usually only happens when the snow comes).
Of course we check out the cows too. Occasionally we find a few on the wrong side of the fence. Apparently, the grass really is greener on the other side!
I let The Rancher take care of all the hard work or keeping the wheels on the road and I just make sure to document the cow scene!