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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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Still winter

winter sunset

winter sunset

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2017 in Nature and Wildlife

 

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Aquarians and heifers

January cake for Sharon, our neighbor Nikki, and Brian

January cake for Sharon, our neighbor Nikki, and Brian

 

The past few days have seen several birthdays, so we had a communal birthday party. Here is the cake that Megan made for the occasion. Nikki decided to stay home with her new baby, but her husband John came and we celebrated a combined 142 years of living. We had some discussion of the arrangement of candles.

Today, Tiarnan and I took a walk through the snow. He’s another Aquarian with a Valentine birthday.

It was a good day.

Tiarnan on a snowy day

Tiarnan on a snowy day

Squaw Mountain with plowed snow

Squaw Mountain with plowed snow

Tiarnan and the heifers

Tiarnan and the heifers

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2017 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Family, Folks

 

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Clouds in fall

Lucky Butte and Squaw Mountain

Lucky Butte and Squaw Mountain

 

We got our first snow at the Home Ranch, and dramatic clouds there and at Powder Flat.

Baker's Peak from the Powder Flat Portal

Baker’s Peak from the Powder Flat Portal

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Events

 

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Chester the mule

Chester eating an apple

Chester eating an apple

My friend, Annie Hatch, world-renowned folklorist, was looking for a new home for her mule, Chester.

Serendipitously, Pat was looking for a riding mule, just like Chester. As an added bonus, Chester was a pack mule in his previous life.

After a Wyoming brand inspection, and a horse-trailer ride through the rain, Chester is at home on the Ladder Ranch.

For those who might wonder, “folklorist” is a real job–in Annie’s case, with the Wyoming Arts Council

Chester in his new home

Chester in his new home

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Animals, Chester the mule

 

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Bucks in waiting

Bucks in fall

Bucks in fall

This time of year, the bucks are like teenage boys, with two things on their minds–one of them is eating. Here the “boys” are more or less contained in the Mouse Pasture. The Mouse Pasture got its name because the fence was built by long-time (and late) Ladder Ranchhand Bob Holmes. My Dad said the fence was so tight, it “would hold a mouse.” They still seem to be able to crawl under the gate.

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Animals, 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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