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This is Page 114.

See some past photo entries below.

See an index of all past photos here.

See Page 1 here with the current photos.

 

We welcome your pictures. We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We're looking for vintage photos and contemporary photos: family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo to share, email us for information about sending it to us.


 

Send your photos.

 Email us.

 

 

If you enjoy this feature, you may also be interested in our 
Western Memories Project, the personal recollectionsómany with photosócontributed by BAR-D visitors.  Your stories and photos are welcome.



We welcome your photos.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

Share your part of the West or the West of your past. To send photos and their descriptions, just email them to us.   


previous  photos

index of all photos

November 19, 2012

Noted California photographer and horsewoman Heather Hafleigh shares an array of California ranching images with captions:

 


© 2012, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Francesca and Juliann Donati help their dad put the pairs back out after the Renz family branding on the Lucky Hereford Ranch near Gilroy, California. Their father Adam is cowboss on the Quien Sabe Ranch out of Tres Pinos, California.

[The above photograph is featured in the2013 Western Horseman calendar; Heather Hafleigh's photographs have appeared in previous years' calendars.]

 


© 2012, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Heading in to sort the pairs for the Lacey Land & Cattle Company branding near Bishop, California. The light in the Owens Valley is so beautiful.

 


© 2012, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Richie Vargas ready to help gather the cattle for the Rancho Yerba Buena branding near San Jose, California. This ranch, run by Peggy Thompson, recently had a 100-year celebration.

 


© 2012, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Eric Isaacson throws a loop at the Noons Ranch spring branding in the San Isabel Valley near Mt. Hamilton, California.

 


© 2012, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Leonard Montes and his dogs T.C. and Shorty on Rancho San Emigdio in 2000. Leonard is no longer with us, but I was lucky enough to be around him and watch him rope. He was a great guy.

 


© 2012, Heather Hafleigh, www.heatherhafleigh.com; reproduction without permission prohibited

Sometimes a silhouette in a ranch scene tells the whole story.




Heather Hafleigh has shared other photos previously for Picture the West:

  Vaquero and Charro traditions images
 

Find more about Heather Hafleigh and her work at www.heatherhafleigh.com
 

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


November 5, 2012

Mike McFaddin works for the US Forest Service as the Wilderness and Trails manager for the Trinity River Management Unit in California. His bio tells that he manages 20 head of mules and horses used for moving supplies and field camps into and out of wilderness and other areas inaccessible by vehicles.  He shares some photos and captions:

Loading hay on a hot spring day. Chuck McFadin, Mike McFadin and Erik Cordtz fixin' to feed some hungry mules:

Packers Erik Cordtz and Matt Carson head down the trail with a back country California Conservation Corp camp. I took the photo from the saddle and had a few mules behind me as well.

An old pack saddle we still use today. Thatís right, 1931 is the year:

I love the timelessness of this pic. Moving camp yet again:


 

Read more about Mike McFadin and one of his poems here.

 

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

October 29, 2012

Wyoming poet, writer and local historian Jean Mathisen Haugen shares vintage family photos and describes them. Eight generations of Jean's family have ranched in the Lander area.


My grandmother, Pearl Mathisen, hanging out the cowboy clothes back around 1945

 


My grandpa, Walt Mathisen, out in the red hills of Twin Creek south of Lander courting Grandma back in 1922

 


The Boulder Hill one-room school where Grandma Mathisen taught, 6 miles south of Lander, in 1921-22

 


Grandma when she was single and a one-room school teacher in the Sand Hills of Nebraska in 1917 along with some of her friends.
 

 

Jean Mathisen Haugen has contributed other interesting photos and stories, including:

 Family photos

  A vintage Lander photo

  Early Wyoming ranch life

  A photo of her great uncle's old cabin

"Great-Great Grandpa GambledóWith a Ranch and a Daughter"

A story about Western artist and "flintnapper" Tom Lucas from Lander, Wyoming

A story about her grandfather, Walt Mathisen; eight generations of Jean's family have ranched in the Lander area.

The story of a tree planted by her family over 117 years ago

A story about her family's brand, "Saga of the Old ND Brand Continues for 123 Years" in our Western Memories pages

 

Read more about Jean Mathisen Haugen, some family ranch history, and some of her poetry here.

 

 


   Share your photos for Picture the West.

Send your views of the West.

We're looking for images that give a glimpse of the ranching, cowboy, and rural and working life of the West of today and yesterday. We welcome vintage and contemporary photos:  family photos, images of where you live and work, and the area around you. 

If you have a photo and story to share, email us.


 

October 22, 2012

We asked sixth-generation rancher Terri Anne Knight to share some of the 2012 branding photos posted on her Facebook page. She describes them and provided captions:

These pictures were all taken at the headquarters of Eagle Creek Land & Cattle during our spring works of 2012. This ranch is located in the Sacramento Mountain Range of South/Central New Mexico, nestled above the picturesque village of Ruidoso.

Eagle Creek Land & Cattle is managed by Jeremy and Terri Knight and is owned by Bud and Bobby Hettinga. We run Corriente/Angus cross cattle to help utilize the steep and rocky terrain with Angus bulls to help compensate for the calves going to market.


Lance Merritt, Justen Washburn, Jeremy Knight, Tarren Washburn, Ron Merritt, Fermin Kelso and Jared Green clean out the House trap and get the remaining stragglers into the pens so they may be processed.


Jeremy Knight sorts cattle out of the herd to be cut at the gate by Stacey Green who is seen here teamed up with her father, Ron Merritt. In the closer pen, Jared Green and Bud Hettinga sort more cattle.


Terri Knight works the gate while getting a count on the cattle to be turned out.


Fermin Kelso brings another calf to the fire while siblings, Lance Merritt and Stacey Green await their turn for their task. Meanwhile, Jeremy Knight and Tarren Washburn are marking the last calf brought in.


Val Knight stands ready with the branding fork while Jared Green rebuilds his loop to retrieve the the next victim.

Terri Anne Knight is the daughter of poets and ranchers Dave and Deanna McCall. She and her husband manage Eagle Creek Land & Cattle near Ruidoso, New Mexico.
 

 

See an index of all past photos here.

Find the current photos here.

 

 

 

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