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Heifers seeking romance

No romance ahead.
No sweet slobbers. No bull sniffs.
Insemination.

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2019 in Animals, Cattle, Poetry

 

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One-Eyed Dog

 

 

The One-Eyed Dog sounds
more like the name of a bar
than my girl, Cora.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Animals, Dogs, Poetry, Sheep

 

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Blown In, Cyclone Rim

 

Blown in.

The County plows the road just far enough.

Ewes, lambs within,
stand with wooly backs to the wind,
withstanding the snow and blow.
We can get in behind the plows
with corn and hay, every few days.

Brave men, up from Peru,
Struggle through the snow
and spread the feed, while we venture
along roads, slick with ice, no visibility,
bringing food, wood, water, feed.

Antelope mill in ever larger herds,
hanging along the roads,
grass covered by endless drifts.
Winter, relentless in exacting its toll.
I hope they stay off the railroad tracks.

The BLM says move the sheep,
too many days along that plowed road,
huddled among the hard-drifted snowbanks.

Where?

How?

sorting the bucks

Guard dogs sleeping

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2019 in Animals, Poetry, Sheep

 

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Deer dreams

Mule deer watching

 

 

Mule deer in winter
prowling,patient in dry brush,
waiting for green grass.

mates

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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New Year’s dawn

New Year’s dawning, cold,
winter branches reach skyward,
seeking the future.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2019 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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Contrail Treasure Map

 

 

Treasure lies upon
Bibleback and Camelback—
the X marks the spot.

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2018 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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Sorting Gate Haiku

ewes heading for the sort

 

Ewes through the dodge gate,

dart left, duck right, straight ahead—

Destiny awaits.

Edgar at the sorting gate

guard dog hard at work

Avencio catching a ewe

 

in the corrals

Rhen helping Avencio and Oscar to doctor a ewe

crossing the Battle Creek bridge

 

 

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