Each spring, one of the tasks on our ranch is to spread the cow manure and it’s associated nutrients that have accumulated over the winter feeding period on our pastures. This is called “dragging” or “harrowing”. Hence the clever title of this blog post. Bwah-ha-ha. There’s a reason they call me one badass nerd.
Here is my mom, Janet, in her trusty tractor, dragging one of our fields.
When you’re harrowing (and some would say I’m harrowing all the time – sorry, couldn’t resist!), you feel like you’re driving around in circles, getting nowhere. But there is a nice sense of accomplishment that goes along with the process. Here’s what the neighboring pasture looked like when Mom was finished.
The Asphalt Cowgirl
“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux