We had company over the weekend until Wednesday. My cousin, who I hadn't seen in at least 30 years, came out with a hunting buddy to shoot sage rats. We had a great time catching up on years of stuff!
Tuesday was pretty wild (weather wise).
|This photo was taken the day before the wind storm but the clouds were similar|
to the clouds that brought the huge wind storm.
It was suspected that we had a tornado touch down about 8 miles or so from us. But after the National Weather Service researched the incident, they think it was a "downburst" and not a twister. But the damage was amazing.
Here are a couple of news links of the story with photos of the on coming storm and the damage aftermath.
KTVZ News from Bend Oregon
KPTV out of Portland click on the "photo" link after the short story...snapped off electric poles and irrigation pipe everywhere!
My cousin was staying at the Crystal Crane Hot Springs and was just 1/2 mile from where the major downburst came through. He said that he'd never experienced anything like that before and thought the cabin they were staying in was going to take off...to Oz!
We got lots of wind at our place here and it was funny to watch papa owl hanging on for dear life in the elm tree as it rocked and rolled in the wind! I'm sure he didn't think it was very funny at the time! We just lost a few shingles off the house, but the winds were the strongest we'd ever had.
The day of the storm was gorgeous though. I rode up on the hill...a nice relaxing ride...we took time to "smell the flowers" so to speak...
|Farming is in full swing in Harney County as our neighbor is ripping his field|
in preparation to plant alfalfa. I enjoy seeing the
circles of the pivot fields.
My Man went to the Thompson's Ranch yesterday and branded calves for the day...and I...
...I went shopping...and finally made a decision...here is our latest addition...
|Colonel Leo Command|
2008 Dun gelding
This is my new futurity horse. I'll be starting him under saddle this spring and showing him in the 2 year old halter class at the Harney County Reined Stock Horse Futurity this September...just like I did with Colt. And Colt is 5 this year, and I'm going to try to show him in the two rein...we'll see how it goes...first time for that for me!
I think Command going to clean up real nice though ...obviously they've been running the pasture for the winter and still have a lot of woolly on 'em...and they had just run through the irrigation ditch and got soaked! His color will be very unique when he sheds out, but he's a really kind colt, and he should be pretty darn cowy too! I'll be picking him up in a week after I get back from my Mike Bridges Project 5 clinic...which I'm leaving for tomorrow.
Yep...Colt's looking forward to the clinic too!!! So, off I go to pack...and clean house as my brother and more family are coming while I'm gone...don't I have the best Man?!? He even looks after my family when I'm not here!
I'll have video and photos from the clinic...so long until May and Happy trails~