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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Pal–the horse Houdini

Pal leading his pals on the great escape

 

You sly old pony–
you can open any gate. . .
will work 4 green grass.

 

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2020 in Events

 

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On the Road Again

ewes heading south through Cow Creek

 

 

And I can’t wait to get on the road again
On the road again –
Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
We’re the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way

from Wille Nelson’s tune

looking forward to shearing, lambing and green grass!

And I can’t wait to get on the road again
On the road again

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2020 in Animals, Poetry, Sheep

 

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God’s opinion

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A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on. Never will a time come when the most marvelous recent invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby. The finest of our precision watches, the most supercolossal of our supercargo planes don’t compare with a newborn baby in the number and ingenuity of coils and springs, in the flow and change of chemical solutions, in timing devices and interrelated parts that are irreplaceable.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2020 in Animals, Cattle, Poetry

 

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An existential question regarding Siobhan

Is Siobhan dressed for Coronavirus?

. . .or trailing yearling ewes up the highway on a cold April day?

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2020 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses, Sheep

 

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Unloading the heifers AKA home school

Hereford heifer comes off the truck.

 

We brought the heifers, recently gathered at Powder Wash, to the Home Ranch. The unloading crew was Eamon, Rhen, Sharon and Siobhan. Our equipment included a mop in lieu of a “poking stick.” This exercise fulfilled home schooling requirements for animal science, mathematics and physical education.

Eamon and Rhen

Rhen unloading

Rhen and Siobhan

heifers crossing the bridge

green grass is on its way:  Pat, Eamon and Rhen

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2020 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks

 

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Surprise!

 

Welcome to the world
twin calves, surprising their mom,
a first calf heifer.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2020 in Animals, Cattle, Poetry

 

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Ace-in-the-Hole, Powder Wash

horses, ready to go

 

Today, we gathered, trailed and sorted cattle in the Powder Wash. It was a great home-schooling experience for Siobhan, Tiarnan, Rhen and Seamus (helping but camera-shy!). We were joined for a time by three young mustang stallions, evidently kicked out of their herd and looking for friends.

Siobhan, home-schooling

Tiarnan and Dot, one of his home-school teachers

Meghan and Siobhan

 

heifers, Megan and Rhen

Eamon sorting the heifers

sorting crew, Powder Wash

Cows and heifers trailing up the Powder Wash

 

 

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Welcome to the world, Emma!

The horse herd welcomes Emma

 

This morning when we checked the horses, we found that Sarah has a brand new colt! Sarah is a great kids’ horse, so Tiarnan and Rhen were very excited to visit Sarah and her baby. She has a filly, born on my grandmother Emma Terrill Salisbury’s birthday, so of course she is named Emma.

Tiarnan and Rhen checking out Emma

mealtime for Emma

Tiarnan and Rhen opening the gate

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2020 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses

 

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Babies on the Ground

Cows and calves, Squaw Mountain

 

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have lot of new baby calves being born. We’ve had some fresh snow, but the temperatures are decent and the mamas are doing a good job. It warms the heart to see these new babies!

Ames Field

Mamas and babies

Angus cow and calf

Sandhill cranes are here too!

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2020 in Animals, Cattle, Nature and Wildlife

 

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