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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bridget doing her version of Wendover Will

Elko bound

Elko bound

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Posted by on January 31, 2015 in Events, Family, Folks, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Seasons of the Sun–a Villanelle

sunrise over Sheep Mountain

Sunrise over Sheep Mountain

Winter solstice sunrise glows and finds the arc
of season’s seeking arrow, its final icy end,
Stonehenge mountains, where light strikes its ancient mark.

This solstice sunrise lends end to winter’s dark,
This beam that glows before next season’s march begins.
Winter solstice sunrise glows and finds the arc

when the sun creeps north, and gleams a glowing spark.
Early shine ascending ‘til equinox transcends
Stonehenge mountains, where light strikes its ancient mark.

Three Forks and Sheep Mountain flank sunbeams’s stark
ascendance, springtime’s even days, recalling when
Winter solstice sunrise glows and finds the arc

that leads northward, as time and stars embark.
Summer solstice on Reed Draw, northern boundary’s end.
Stonehenge mountains, where light strikes its ancient mark.

Rocky Mountain monoliths measure light from dark.
Mountain henges mark the march, mark when time portends
winter solstice sunrise glows and finds the arc
Stonehenge mountains, where light strikes its ancient mark.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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Seamus and a new puppy (for sale)

Border collie puppies for sale--we're keeping Seamus!

Border collie puppies for sale–we’re keeping Seamus!

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Animals, Dogs, Family, Folks

 

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What happens when McCoy goes to the Denver Stock Show

McCoy's new boots

McCoy’s new boots

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2015 in Events, Family, Folks

 

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Winter heifers

Angus heifers at Home Ranch

Angus heifers at Home Ranch

Heifers wintering at the Flying Triangle

Heifers wintering at the Flying Triangle

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2015 in Animals, Cattle

 

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Sadie the Border collie, Ranch Supervisor

Sadie supervising the bucks going up the hill

Sadie supervising the bucks going up the hill

X marks the spot, sheep

X marks the spot

Quoth the crow, "Nevermore"

Quoth the crow, “Nevermore”

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife, Sheep

 

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Winter Scene and New Year poem

Squaw Mountain in Winter

Squaw Mountain in Winter

 

 The Year

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That’s not been said a thousand times?

The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.

We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.

We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.

We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our brides, we sheet our dead.

We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that’s the burden of the year.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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New Year’s Day at Powder Flat

Winter cows at Powder Flat

Winter cows at Powder Flat

Pat and I celebrated New Year’s Day by visiting our employees, cows, horses, dogs and birds at Powder Flat (the sheep were a little father out). We could do this because we spent New Year’s Eve partying hardy with Pat’s Mom Marie, 98; Maeve, 8, McCoy, 4; and Rhen, 2. The cows are enjoying the bounty brought by last summer’s rain. They are still grazing, and looking fat and happy in spite of a couple of 30 below nights. We also admired two–count ’em two, litters of Livestock Guardian Dog puppies–seven each. That means puppies for sale! We also visited with last summer’s colts and a lot of birds who are enjoying the corn and hay.

Antonio and Tiarnan check out guardian litter number one

Antonio and Tiarnan check out guardian litter number one

Four noses:  Tiarnan, Antonio, guardian dog Mom, pups--litter 2

Four noses:                                                                      Tiarnan, Antonio, guardian dog Mom, pups–litter two

Antonio, Pat, Oscar, Tiarnan and Eduardo at Powder Flat

Antonio, Pat, Oscar, Tiarnan and Eduardo at Powder Flat

Mother and child reunion

Mother and child reunion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future cavvy

Future cavvy

Birds of a feather

Birds of a feather

 

 

 

Battle Mountain and Baker's Peak from the west

Battle Mountain and Baker’s Peak from the west

 

 

 

Baker's Peak and Mount Oliphant

Baker’s Peak and Mount Oliphant

Winter grazing at Powder Flat

Winter grazing at Powder Flat

Powder Flat headquarters with Powder Mountain to the north

Powder Flat headquarters with Powder Mountain to the north

 

And on the way  home--the ones that got away, from the hunters

And on the way home–the ones that got away, from the hunters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pat and Sharon wish you happiness, health, peace and prosperity in 2015

Pat & Sharon, Battle Mountain

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Events, Family, Folks

 

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