Irrigating With Enthusiasm

I promised you some evidence of Moxie the dog’s penchant for irrigating….and here it is.  It’s best-suited to video, rather than still photos, but I learned how to capture some still photos from my video, so I included those, too.

The attack:

Big splash!

Now here’s the video.  You’ll notice it’s nearly two minutes long – she’s not one to give up.  And she does this every time.  Every. Single. Dam.  There is a piece of sod placed on top of the dam in the bottom of the ditch to keep it in place, and Moxie likes to pull this sod out of the ditch as the water goes by (or over) her.  For those of you subscribing via email, I still haven’t figured out how to embed video clips.  You can go to to watch the video.

And yes, it’s windy in the Madison Valley of Montana!  We’ve talked about that before, too.  My favorite part is Moxie’s utter disregard for me when I talk to her near the end of the clip.  When there’s irrigating to be done, I don’t rate very high.

Tomorrow I’m headed for Jordan, MT to teach a beef cattle showmanship workshop.  Look for details and photos of that adventure in a later post.

Yours in travel,
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

The short URL of the present article is:

3 thoughts on “Irrigating With Enthusiasm”

  1. Haha looks like fun! My dog Pistol loves the water. She’ll jump in every water hole and ditch as we cross the fields and make pasture moves with the cattle. But she hates to get washed down with the water hose. Imagine that. Glad you’re able to keep things nice and green your way with the irrigation.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Ryan! We’ve been lucky in Montana in regard to moisture, even though flooding was a major problem earlier in the year. Our mantra has been, “it’s better’n a drought!”

  3. You have had some funny dogs at the ranch! If we make it up, Aaron will have to go irrigating with you, a little different that how Clay and Chad do it. Have a great weekend!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *