Ranch Annual Activities

Each day, everyone at the ranch participates in daily chores on the recovery ranch. These include feeding horses, cows, chickens, dogs, cleaning stalls and mangers, milking cows, doctoring of animals that need medical attention, and seasonal tasks.

JANUARY
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Daily horse training
  • Start lead steers roping on 4 year old geldings
  • Cow cutting on 3 year old geldings
  • Ride pasture cattle every other day
  • Daily work in leather shop building needed tack for coming year and repairs
  • Indoor carpentry and painting projects
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Monthly community service project(s)
FEBRUARY
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Calving and daily individual cattle check
  • Plowing
  • Horse training
  • Preparation for spring – equipment, tack, fences, houses and building
  • Leather Shop – oil, repair and prep tack and saddles for coming season
  • Feeding of pasture livestock and feed yard
  • Painting
  • Carpentry finish work
  • Website updating
  • Trail Angus cows to calving
  • Spread compost on farms
  • Gopher control on farm ground
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Preparation for commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Monthly community service project(s)
MARCH
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Calving and daily individual cattle check
  • Plowing
  • Horse training
  • Feed pasture livestock and feed yard
  • Farming preparations
  • Fence building and repairs
  • Carpentry
  • Vaccinate and trim all horses
  • Train steers for “Ropings”
  • Prepare for March roping production of WSTR
    (World Series Team Roping)
  • Building maintenance
  • Leather shop
  • Welding projects
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Gopher control on farm ground
  • Website update and photography
  • Photograph all ranch horses and the ranch
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Preparation for commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Spread compost on farm
  • Castrate horned bulls
  • Monthly community service project(s)
APRIL
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Calving and daily individual cattle check
  • Foaling and daily individual mare check and recording of foals
  • Horse training
  • Fencing
  • Farming
  • Preparation and planting of garden
  • Brand and vaccinate Angus calves
  • Trail horned cattle to spring pasture
  • Build pipe corrals and welding
  • Website update and photography
  • Daily horse grooming
  • Leather shop
  • “Ropings” in April; one WSTR and one ACTRA
  • Preparation of yearly sales catalog
  • Photograph all horses and ranch for catalog
  • Landscaping and yard work
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Preparation for commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Crop and weed spraying
  • Trich and semen test bulls
  • Yearly tree planting
  • Monthly community service project(s)
MAY
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Horse training
  • Farming
  • Trail Angus cows to summer pasture
  • 3 days with White Sage Ranch
  • Foaling and daily check of individual mares
  • Produce WSTR in Salina, UT
  • Planting and daily maintenance of garden
  • Brand and vaccinate horned calves
  • Website update and photography
  • Fencing
  • Build pipe corrals and welding
  • Leather shop
  • Landscaping and yard work
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Heavy equipment
  • Preparation for commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Compost production
  • Crop and weed spraying
  • Monthly community service project(s)
JUNE
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Trail horned cattle to summer range
  • 3 day camping trip to summer range
  • Farming
  • Maintenance of vegetable garden
  • Check cows twice a week
  • Check mares and colts every other day
  • Ranch construction and welding
  • Train horses
  • Landscaping and yard work
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Compost production
  • Monthly community service project(s)
JULY
  • Farming
  • Maintenance of vegetable garden
  • Cattle health check (twice a week)
  • Check mares every other day
  • Produce World Series Qualifier Roping in Heber, UT
  • One day a week in high country with young horses
  • 8 day camping trip in high country with 2 and 3 year old horses
  • Daily horse training
  • Ranch construction and welding
  • Landscaping and yard work
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Compost production
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Monthly community service project(s)
AUGUST
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Farming
  • Maintenance of vegetable garden
  • Start plants in greenhouse for fall and winter harvest
  • Daily horse training
  • One day a week in high country with young horses
  • Health check cows/calves, mares/colts 2 times a week
  • Produce World Series Roping in Heber, UT
  • Wean foals
  • Ranch construction and welding
  • Landscape and yard work
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Compost production
  • Harvest and bottle fruits and vegetables
  • Harvest , prep and freeze sweet corn
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Monthly community service project(s)
SEPTEMBER
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Farming
  • Final harvesting of garden
  • Daily horse training
  • Halter break and gentle colts
  • Trail horned cows from summer to fall pasture
  • Wean horned calves
  • One day a week in high country with young horses
  • Produce World Series Roping in Ogden, UT
  • Prep yard and trees for winter
  • Compost production
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Monthly community service project(s)
OCTOBER
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Farm and harvest corn, plow and replant
  • Produce American Cowboy Team Roping Chapter Finals
  • Help White Sage Ranch gather cattle 2 days a week
  • Daily horse training
  • Halter break and gentle colts
  • Trail purebred Angus back from high country
  • Wean Angus calves
  • Spread compost on irrigated and pasture land
  • Plow and seed brush ground
  • Gopher control on irrigated ground
  • Winterize water systems and vehicles
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Monthly community service project(s)
NOVEMBER
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Daily horse training
  • Halter break and gentle colts
  • Start saddling and working yearling fillies and geldings
  • Sort roping steers, transport to winter leases
  • Ride pasture and check cattle every other day
  • Help White Sage Ranch 2 days a week gather and trail cows to winter range
  • Spread compost on irrigated and pasture land
  • Plow and seed brush ground
  • Vaccinate and worm all animals at ranch
  • Gopher control on irrigated ground
  • Winterize water systems and vehicles
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Preg test all cows and mares
  • Monthly community service project(s)
DECEMBER
  • Morning and night ranch chores
  • Daily horse training
  • Finish halter breaking and gentling colts
  • Work yearling fillies and geldings
  • Ride pasture cattle every other day
  • Indoor building maintenance
  • Help White Sage Ranch 1 day a week sort and trail cattle
  • Leather shop work on leather Christmas presents and tack for coming year
  • Website update and photography
  • Ranch scrapbook and videos
  • Christmas and time spent daily the last 2 weeks planning for and carrying out projects for needy families and individuals

These activities present opportunities to teach life skills for recovering addicts in a real-world environment.