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Winter from the air

Almost sunset over Battle Mountain

Almost sunset over Battle Mountain

 

Today, we set out by air to look for missing heifers. The runway at the Dixon Airport hadn’t been plowed, but the pilot, Justin, did an amazing job of taking off and landing in quite a bit of snow in what looked to me like the Volkswagon Beetle of small airplanes. Unfortunately, in spite of several hours and lots of miles of searching, we did not find said heifers. We did see a lot of amazing country, elk, deer, antelope, wild horses, sheep (ours) and cattle belonging to our neighbors. If you see heifers with a JO brand, a red eartag and a white eartag, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

Elk hanging out on the Little Snake River, below the River Bridge

Elk hanging out on the Little Snake River, below the River Bridge

Wild horse at four o'clock (not in a Horse Management Area)

Wild horses at four o’clock (not in a Horse Management Area)

the Headquarters at Powder Flat

the Headquarters at Powder Flat

Here's the Chivington Place being "reclaimed" after O&G

Here’s the Chivington Place being “reclaimed” after O&G

Eamon, as we come into the snow-covered runway

Eamon, as we come into the snow-covered runway

Meanwhile, back on the Red Desert, Meghan and Pepe were digging out the corn pile!

Meanwhile, back on the Red Desert, Meghan and Pepe were digging out the corn pile!

 
 

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Bald Eagle over the Little Snake

Here's a Bald Eagle just hanging out

Here’s a Bald Eagle just hanging out

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2016 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Ungulates Gathering

Today, Pat spotted deer, antelope, elk and cows all hanging out together near the River Bridge

Today, Pat spotted deer, antelope, elk and cows all hanging out together near the River Bridge

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Dog paddle, calf paddle

Chica bringing a calf across the Little Snake

Chica bringing a calf across the Little Snake

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Dogs

 

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Battle Creek structures

rock structure in Battle Creek

rock structure in Battle Creek

We have worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife program to improve the habitat for fish in Battle Creek. The structures, which are engineered to guide the flow of the creek through high water and low, and to prevent erosion. The structures also help with our flood irrigation system which also provides habitat for birds and other wildlife.

waterfall

waterfall

Confluence of Battle Creek and the Little Snake River

Confluence of Battle Creek and the Little Snake River

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2015 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Springtime reflections

Bulls and Sandhilll cranes by Battle Creek

Bulls and Sandhilll cranes by Battle Creek

Blue Heron in flight

Blue Heron in flight

Heron at sunset

 

Cows in the Lemmons Place, Sheep Mountain

Cows in the Lemmons Place, Sheep Mountain

 

A new calf sporting a new eartag

A new calf sporting a new eartag

Young bull in the willows

Young bull in the willows

Old fence in the Big Meadow

Old fence in the Big Meadow

Willow reflected

Willow reflected

 

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Tubing on the Little Snake

Siobhan and her cousins Emily, Matthew and Jack tubing in the Little Snake

Siobhan and her cousins Emily, Matthew and Jack tubing in the Little Snake
photo by Jim Roberts

Meghan and I took Siobhan, Seamus, Maeve and Tiarnan tubing today.  The photo above is from three weeks ago, when the water was higher.  We had the opportunity to teach the kids such terms as “run aground”, “bottomed out”, and “becalmed”–but luckily not “holed”. Seamus kind of sailed along, as he is a skinny guy on his own tube.  Some of us, with more weight on board, tended to hang up on the rock, which were prominent and mossy. Some adult women even had to climb out of the big tubes and drag them past the rocks.  This was one instance where we were stymied by our rock structures in the river. We normally have a lot of pride in them.  On the other hand, we did get plenty of exercise.  Sadly, we didn’t have a waterproof camera, so did not capture these moments. We also discovered that at the confluence of the Little Snake and Battle Creek, the incoming water tends to make one float upstream.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Events, Family, Folks

 

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