In all actuality, this was a pretty uneventful summer.
Irritation...err...irrigation (lots of water needed during this dry, hot summer).
Three cuttings of alfalfa (all three cuttings made dairy quality).
Two cutting horse shows (no Lakeview or Harney County stock horse shows).
Doing some day work for neighbors (branding and moving lots of cows).
Garden (a pretty good year).
All that stuff is just like all the other years since I've been blogging...which is one of the reasons I didn't have a lot of incentive to blog...same ol' same ol'...ya know?!?
The photo from yesterday is at the edge of our east field...we could have gotten a 4th cutting on our alfalfa, but decided to let the plant go through its cycle. It'll strengthen the plant, and all that green fertilizer goes into the soil too.
There's been some dog changes...
|Rest in Peace pretty Abby. We helped her to the Rainbow Bridge on June 17.|
|We also said farewell to pretty Bella Jo...who now lives on a working cattle|
ranch on the Idaho/Utah border. They love her to death and she's making
a fine working dog for them.
|Welcome Rastus a registered Border Collie...best friend to Red Dog!|
So, we bought Rastus from Tom, and Rastus is teaching me to become a handler...and will eventually help teach Red to be a cow dog. We've been working at it, but I need more training!!! Tom is coming for another clinic in November.
Yes, we still have precious Cindy Sue and Cowboy too!! They're both doing great!
It's been a fun summer riding the Coltster...
|"Handsome Me" he says. My friend Kathleen Coy painted this photo...and I get|
it for Christmas...My Man has the box on the dining room table...how
tempting to open it!!! He better hide it...and of course get it framed ;~)
|Lots of miles in the saddle with this view...not a bad view at all!!|
|Cow/calf pairs moved into the Windmill Field on|
Then we said farewell to Gus...
|Long story short...he went to a trainer to do 30 days...and sold|
after 4 rides...he got a great home, and I made some money this time 'round!!
And now I'm proud to welcome Colt's half brother Pierce to the Rough String!!!
|He's still with his momma...to be weaned at the end of the month...|
at which time he'll be coming home (here)!!!
|Toby is still the shining star in lil' Reata's life...he'll be staying at|
their place for the winter...Reata's absolutely IN LOVE with Toby.
At the fair this summer, Reata won all-around cowgirl in her age division on the Ol' Man.
Makes me proud.
Poor Tigger has had a hard time keepin' a buddy around. We lost Hissy to the Feline Leukemia, and finally found a compatable, half grown kitten...Teddy. They're doin' fine...Tigger was sooooo lonely...he loves his new friend Teddy!!
|Tigger at the top and Teddy in the background...this was Teddy's first day|
to come out of hiding and make a public appearance.
Now he greets you when we fill the kibble bowl!
Other drivel...four days at the Pendleton Round-up, a day at the fair, watched the herd work for the Harney County Futurity (felt good to take the year off and get back at it next year), two Ranch Hand Rodeos, two wine dinners at Hotel Diamond...
That's it...what an exciting summer!!! LOL!
OK...let's move on!
Thank you for all the "welcome back" greetings yesterday...bloggers really are great people~