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Almost time for fall romance

Sunset over the Lemmons Meadow

 

The purebred Hampshire ewes are down from their summer pasture on the Johnson Ranch in the Routt NAfational Forest. It is almost time for the bucks to join them so they can have baby lambs in After a few weeks of romancing the ladies, the bucks return to their bachelor ways.

Ladies in waiting

 

Hampshire ewes with Battle Mountain

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2017 in Animals, Sheep

 

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March

Squaw Mountain with mist

 

 

In like a banshee,
Be wary—the Ides of March
And out like a mist.

Battle Mountain with mist

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2017 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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Happy New Year

New Year's morning and Battle Mountain

New Year’s morning and Battle Mountain

The year dawns new
and clean
and full of hope.
Sunrise sending
gleams of light sparkling
across snowy meadows,
shining up like
diamond shards—
crystal glimmers pricking
cool frosting spread
smooth across the fields.
In spring, these hills hide
baby calves with mama cows
mooing softly.
Summer hums with
growing hay, and tractors
rolling past midnight,
scheduled by dew upon
moonlit windrows.
Autumn brings lambs,
deer, elk, grazing on
harvest’s aftermath.
Then the long brown
quiet awaits
snow, and silence
and the shimmering
pallet waiting for sunrise–
painting the
New Year.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Nature and Wildlife, Poetry

 

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High water on Battle Creek

spring rains over Battle Mountain

spring rains over Battle Mountain

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2016 in Events

 

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On the move–must be Almost Spring

 

 

The elk are checking out the high country.

The elk are checking out the high country.

 

 

The elk are starting to check out the feed which is opening up as the snow melts. These elk crossed the road just as we were heading home. They have wintered well, partly due to raiding our haystacks!

One bull appeared to be white, although not albino. Go figure.

Elk hanging out near the Little Cemetary.

Elk hanging out near the Little Cemetery.

The white elk

The white elk

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Climbing Battle Mountain

Brian and Siobhan on the north side of Battle Mountain

Brian and Siobhan on the north side of Battle Mountain

 

 

Meghan, Brian and Siobhan decided to climb Battle Mountain before hunting season starts. Meghan had made the climb several times, but it was the first time for Brian and Siobhan.

Meghan and Siobhan on top of Battle Mountain

Meghan and Siobhan on top of Battle Mountain

the happy hikers

the happy hikers

view from the top

view from the top

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Events, Family, Folks, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Sprinklers

Sprinklers on the Mesa

Sprinklers on the Mesa

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2015 in Events

 

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