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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Rough String's Top 10 in 2010

~Hold those saloon doors open for me.
Ain't you got any manners when you're with a lady?~
~Betsy Morse 1875~

Linda over at the 7MSN had a great idea...listing the top 10 blog posts for the year...and she made it into a blog hop!! What fun!!

What a decision though!!! Here in chronological order are my Top 10...some just 'cause I like them and others because the comments of you my readers seemed to enjoy the post...Thanks for a great year!!!

Bella Jo's got a BFF!!
Our newly acquired rescue pup Bella Jo has a huge play day with the neighbor dog Missy...lots of action with these two girls!

The Happy Dog Dance

Little Giant
Captured from his home in the Ochoco National Forest, Dreamsicle shows the other stallions that size means nothing! The good news is that Dreamsicle and his mares were released back to their range after negotiations between the Forest Service, BLM, and the Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition.

Little Giant

A Photo Shoot with Tat the Barn Cat
Tat was struttin' his stuff...but soon became bored with the whole deal!

Tat the Barn Cat by gtyyup

2010 inducted us into the ranchin' business...jokingly called "The Two Cow Ranch." But those cute lil' calves brought a lot of photogenic moments!


Carpenter Ranch Branding
Tradition...ropin' 'n draggin' the calves to the fire for brandin'. My Man gets to rope his first calf!!!

Swingin' the Riata

A Date at the Ranch Hand Rodeo
Family fun is what Harney County is all about! The annual Ranch Hand Rodeo is something we never miss!

Lil' Cowpokes

An Afternoon in the Field
This is just what we do in the summer...and lots of it...irrigation. It's always a good time...HA!!!

Draining the Pipes

Too Much Go and Not Enough Whoa!
Bella Jo tries her paws at working cows and Colt and I spend lots of time in the saddle gathering cow/calf pairs...nothin' in life is better than that!

Slow Goin'

The Look and Feel of Indian Summer
It was the best fall ever! Gathering cows, enjoying the garden's produce and beautiful, colorful days provided lots of photo ops!

Fall Colors in Diamond Valley

Gathering Cows on Stinkingwater
Gathering pairs and finding old homesteads where there are no roads...awesome!!!!

The Ol' Homestead

Well, that's my Top 10 of 2010!  Thanks for comin' along for the ride!!!

Enjoy your New Year's Eve celebration whatever that may be.  My Man and I are spending a quiet evening at home with good food, spirits and a warm fire.

Cheers to 2011!! We'll see ya next year!!


Cheyenne said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Paty Jager said...

Great top ten! We're staying home, too. Happy New Year!!

Tracey said...

Wonderful memories...thinking I'll be putting something similar up soon!

Been a great year getting to know you, Karen, and looking forward to my next trip to Burns so we can meet up again! Maybe Appy Days in Feb? But only if you get the blow dryer out and get rid of that nasty white stuff.

Happy New Year!

Maia said...

Just loved the calf and roping. So well done. Happy New Year I can hardly wait to see what you do in 2011.

Vaquerogirl said...

All good posts!
Happy New Year!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Crystal said...

Happy New Years!

Linda said...

Wow what a year.....and this one is going to be even better. Happy New Year!

Shirley said...

I enjoyed all your posts, and loved getting to see Colt's progress- and yours too!

Judy said...

Loved each of your photos and the subject matter!! Happy New Year!

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent choices and Happy New Year!

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