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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Back at the Ranch

Stand beside your horse and your man, in that order.
~Sandra Odin 1886~

The least that I can say is that we had a fantastic trip into the Ochoco's...and nobody wanted to go back home! All good things have to come to an end, so they say...and it really is good to be back home. I'm waiting on some photos that accidentally got transferred off of my memory card...so I'll post about the wild horse inventory later this week.

It was perfect timing to be back home...the hay was dry and ready to bale...so that means we needed to get to work!

Hay Man Rudy~1st Cutting 2010
Hay Man Rudy is making his way across the field.


Freshly Baled
All the pretty bales in a row!

As Rudy is baling away, he gathered an audience...


View from the Rimrock
The view from the rimrock...what do you think those cows are thinking!?!
I would say those cows are eye balling that fresh alfalfa! YUMMM!

At the same time, I had let Colt and Gus out in the area behind the barn, and they were kickin' up their heels in the fresh morning air! They had a blast racing each other around in circles.


Feelin' Fresh in the Mornin'
Look...I can put my tail up almost like an Arab!


Augustus McCrae aka "Gus"
Am I pretty mom?
Gus is definitely putting on some weight...and he's lost all that shaggy hair. His coat is really a very pretty dun...and has a sort of smokey tint.

I spent the day cleaning up, doing laundry etc...then I had to get the bales stacked into two's so we could get them off the field and stacked when My Man got home from work...but mother nature wasn't cooperating.

As I was almost done with the East field, a few drops hit the windshield of the backhoe...and within 2 minutes it was pouring buckets and the thunder and lightening was incredible. Poor Cowboy was trying to get underneath the backhoe as I was driving it back to the house...and Abby...well, I never did figure out where she was hiding throughout the whole storm!

A huge bolt of lightening hit the hill just up behind our neighbor's house (1/4 mile)...and I was gettin' out of that backhoe!


After the Storm
After the thunder storm.
Then the sun came out and it was gorgeous!

The wind was still blowing like crazy though, but that helped dry off the bales some. It's supposed to be 90 degrees today, so we should be able to get it stacked this evening.

As the sun was setting, the storm clouds made for some fun photography...we don't get a lot of brilliant sunsets.

Storming Sunset
This photo was taken in "landscape" mode.

The above photo is pretty close to what the sunset actually looked like...but with another setting on the camera...


Flaming Sunset
This photo was taken in "sunset" mode.

Well, it's good to be back...and I've still got a lot of catching up to do. Have a great week!


12 comments:

Judi said...

Those are some really gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing them.

Shirley said...

Those last two photos would be good for Sunday stills next week- frame it is the challenge. I love the light in the after the storm photo.
Gus is growing into a fine looking fellow!

Jayke said...

Gus sure looks good!

I love those last two photos, but I can't decide which is my favourite. The last one is decidedly more dramatic, but I love the lightness of the first one.

Thanks for sharing!

Keepin' Up With The Jones said...

It's looks beautiful in your neck of the woods! Great pictures; Thanks for sharing!

~ Lisa

Linda said...

GREAT pictures! As long as it's ALMOST like an arab...ducking and running now;)

Rhonda said...

Glad you had a good trip, I'm sure that was a lot of fun. :)

The hay looks good! As for the storm, I would've been out of that backhoe too! Lightning is scary. BEAUTIFUL sunset pictures.

Merri said...

nice - we had a way cool sunset with lightning bolts last night!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Sydney_bitless said...

Sounds like you have had a lot going on. Love the storm pictures.

wendy said...

Your photography is amazing. Thunderstorms are awesome
YOU are BALING HAY right now...we are a long way from that.
Love the photo of the horse

Ed said...

WOW! Stunning shots, the after the storm pic stands out. Glad to hear you had a fun time and can't wait to see the pics..:-)

CTG Ponies said...

I love to see the horses playing. Looks like a great crop of hay so far. Please send some rain our way. It's been hot here with no rain and everything's starting to dry up.

Rain said...

Those were fantastic photos. I am longing to be back in that country. There really isn't anywhere prettier and in a thunderstorm, (although not out on a backhoe) the energy is unreal and the best.

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