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New babies at Powder Flat

Coco and her filly--a half sister to Dirte's new colt

Coco and her filly–a half sister to Dirte’s new colt

 

 

Meanwhile, back at the Powder Flat ranch…new babies keep arriving. They gladden the heart!

heifers and calves at Powder Flat

heifers and calves at Powder Flat

 

Pat with the heifers and ewes

Pat with the heifers and ewes

lambs snacking on alfalfa

lambs snacking on alfalfa

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2016 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks, Horses, Sheep

 

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The first colt of the season

Dirte and her new colt

Dirte and her new colt

The weather is still trying to make up its mind. Is it Still Winter? Almost Spring? Spring? But Eamon’s mare Dirte made up her mind that it was time to deliver her colt. We still haven’t gotten close enough to determine whether it is a filly or a horse colt. The trees are trying to decide if it is safe to send out buds. In the meantime, the calves, lambs and colts are making their appearance. It must be spring!

 

Waiting for the green

Waiting for the green

cows with their new calves in the Big Meadow

cows with their new calves in the Big Meadow

 

Dirte and colt running

 
 

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Fall Filly

Pat's mare Plata did not foal in June with the other mares. She is an older mom, and took her time. Maeve called, saying, "Grandpa--Plata had a filly and she is black with a diamond on her forehead!" Pat asked Maeve what she wanted to name the baby and she said "Diamond."

Plata and Diamond

Pat’s mare Plata did not foal in June with the other mares. She is an older mom, and took her time. Maeve called, saying, “Grandpa–Plata had a filly and she is black with a diamond on her forehead!” Pat asked Maeve what she wanted to name the baby and she said “Diamond.”

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Animals, Events, Horses

 

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Tending sheep camp

Jean Carlos and Tiarnan near Tennessee Creek

Jean Carlos and Tiarnan near Tennessee Creek

 

Tiarnan and Rhen went with me to move sheep camp on Tennessee Creek in the Routt Forest. Jean Carlos was happy to see the boys and fed them a hearty lunch of spaghetti, vienna sausage and mixed vegetables. They were hungry. After pulling the camp down a very rough and narrow road, Jean Carlos gave Tiarnan a ride. In spite of the bouncy trip, Rhen had somehow fallen asleep, and was mad when he learned he had missed a ride on the horse. We then went on to Clark for some of their famous ice cream.

Jean Carlos, Rhen and Tiarnan at the sheep camp

Jean Carlos, Rhen and Tiarnan at the sheep camp

Tiarnan helps to siphon water

Tiarnan helps to siphon water

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses

 

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A’horseback

Tiarnan and McCoy on Pat

Tiarnan and McCoy on Pal

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses

 

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Gather those cows!

It’s time to gather the cows from their summer grazing grounds on the Forest. Rhen is getting the crew organized.

Rhen organizing the cattle gathering crew

Rhen organizing the cattle gathering crew

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Animals, Family, Folks, Horses

 

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Another baby on the ground!

Coco with her new colt.  I must be spring!

Coco with her new colt. It must be spring!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Animals, Horses

 

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