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Almost Eclipse

Leaf stipled shadow

Ninety-eight percent,
turns out isn’t mostly dim,
but sorta smoky

Like those brush fire days
when blazes light up the range
and wind blows our way,

Dimming the mountains.
I expected more twilight–
maybe a few stars.

Still—through the glasses,
the moon slid over the sun,
leaving a crescent.

It grew chill, and still,
and leaf shadows lay stipled.
Not Totality.

 

Squaw Mountain at 11:03 a.m.

Squaw Mountain at 11:21 a.m.

11:38 a.m. “Totality”

Siobhan and lamb, ready for the eclipse!

 

 

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The Shape of Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Farming

 

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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

 

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