owdy folks, my name is Wylie Foreman and I’m a fourth
generation rancher, and for three generations we have
been on this ranch that I live on today. My grandpa and
grandma bought it 54 years ago in 1963. I’m a freshman at
Peetz High School in Peetz, Colorado. My family and I run
around 400 cow-calf pairs. Our favorite is Red Angus cross.
Saturday October 21, 2017
I hired out to a neighbor for the day fi xing fence and a few other
jobs. I started the day doing chores that included feeding the chickens
and all the critters in the corral that included two nurse cows
and some butcher steers. At about 9:00, the neighbor pulled into
the yard to pick me up. We headed north to his pasture to work. It
was almost 6:00 p.m. before I got home. I came to fi nd out that Dad
had done the chores before I got home.
Sunday October 22
This morning I got chores done and Mom, Dad and I went into
town to get supplies since we are shipping tomorrow. Once we got
home from town, we ate a quick lunch and then saddled up and
rode out to gather cattle for tomorrow. We sold on the Superior
Livestock Video so our price has already been set.
When we are gathering cattle, I always use my trusty horse Skoke.
He’s a 21 year-old sorrel gelding and is only 14 hands tall. I bought
him off of my brother when I was 11 years old. Out of our little herd
I always ride Skoke when
we are gathering cattle.
Missy, my goof ball dog.
My dad’s smiling dog, Badger.
10 I WORKING RANCH JUNIOR I SUMMER 2018