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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Too Much Go 'n Not Enough Whoa!

~Age is relative. You're as old as you feel. I'm sixty and I feel like a girl.~
~Joanne Link 1906~

It's been crazy ever since Lakeview...Harney County Fair...Pendleton...4 days of working cows...putting the October Horsefly publication together....My Man gave me his wonderful head cold...what's next?!?

I think the fever broke this mornin' 'cause I feel a bunch better. Thank goodness...since I'm leaving this afternoon for my fall Mike Bridges clinic...for a week!! I'm scramblin' around getting my food, clothes and horse stuff all packed in the trailer. Of course Miss Cindy Sue has her overnight bag that needs to get packed too!

So, I'll leave you with a few photos from gatherin' cows off of Moon Hill in the Diamond area (FYI, the WW photo from yesterday is riding into the ranch from the back side...a fairy tale trail for sure!).

The Waterin' Hole
The Waterin' Hole

Gathered & Waiting for More Cows
Gathered a Few at the Top of the Ridge

Slow Goin'
Pushin' 'um Down the Other Side

Bella Jo the WannaBe Cow Dog
Bella Jo~The wanna be cow dog...who's actually trying, bless her lil' heart!

See y'all in a week or so~Happy Trails!


Mikey said...

That's living, right there. Beautiful pictures!

Sydney_bitless said...

Wowee I wish I could come with that would be fun.

Linda said...

Great pic's! I'm heading off to a clinic this weekend's been so long and I keep thinking I must be forgetting something;) Enjoy yourself!!!

Vaquerogirl said...

Beautiful! Wish I were there to help you! Have a great time at your clinic!

5 Starr's Farm said...


Look forward to your photos when you get home.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Very nice pics! Your views are awesome. Have fun at that clinic and share some good stuff with us when you return. :)

Crystal said...

That clinic sounds fun, can't wait to hear about it when you get back.

jane augenstein said...

Oh, get over that cold so you can have fun!!! love the pictures!
I too can't wait to see the pictures when you get back!!!! :-)

Maia said...

Love it, love it, love it. You are so good.

Rhonda said...

You've sure got some pretty scenery there. :) Looks like Bella Jo would be a GREAT cowdog!

Rhonda said...

And ... I sure hope you get to feeling better, and have a wonderful time at the clinic! Look forward to hearing about that. :)

Shirley said...

Great photos! Have a good time at the clinic, Looking forward to your post on it.

CTG Ponies said...

Beautiful pics! Good luck and have fun at the clinic!!

Sarah said...

It is so pretty up there around Diamond, OR. I really enjoyed it the one time we got to haul cows out of there! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Hope you feel better soon and have a good trip.

wendy said...

The wanna be cow dog....I guess all of us secretly are a "wanna be " something.
I wanna be a good horse rider like you.
I wanna go on a cool trail ride.
neat photos

take care of that cold

Dreaming said...

Love the pictures.
Saw some 'cowboys' rounding up cattle on a hillside across from us. I'm not sure if they had a Bella Jo with them or not. They came in with 4 semi's and hauled the cattle away - sad day. No more cows to watch :-(

Janice said...

Great pics ,makes you feel like your there. Hope your clinic was good, can't wait to see the photos.

Ed said...

Great shots, hope you are feelin' better today, whats next? SNOW?
Hope not..:-)

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Bella Jo is so adorable!

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Cheyenne said...

I could never understand why my Uncle, never collected the cows, from the back of a horse!
It has been my dream, for as many years as I care to remember. You are indeed blessed, blessed with so many treasures.

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