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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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Caution: Deer Crossing

Morning commute for mule deer, Little Snake River

Morning commute for mule deer, Little Snake River

 
 

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Day of Fun at the Little Snake River Rodeo

Day of Fun at the Little Snake River Rodeo

Each year, the Lions Club sponsors the Little Snake River rodeo at the Russell Community Park, near Dixon.  The kids’ events, including mutton busting, chicken chasing and pig catching are a highlight in our family. It is also the source of our pork, since we feed out the pigs that the grandkids and their cousins catch, and enjoy the locally grown meat in the winter months. We give the chickens to the neighbor, since our Border collies mistake them for lunch.

pig catchers line up

Meghan and Tiarnan–all the under 2’s “caught” a pig

Megan, McCoy and his pig

Maeve, ready to run

Seamus thinks about strategy

Siobhan surveys the pigs

Matthew chases a pig

A girl and her chicken

Two hats

 

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2012 in Animals, Events, Family, Folks

 

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