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Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm Not Lost~~Just Super Busy!

It's been a crazy week around here!

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
aka "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~


Shirley said...

That's a really nice colt! Looks like he'll almost be a grulla when he sheds out. He has a really nice face. What a pedigree! With all that King Fritz he'll be awesome on cows, and the Skip Zan Parr's are known for their awesome temperament (Beamer has Par Three on his papers). What fun it'll be to watch his progress! Have fun this week!

Maia said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I am so proud of you. Want to hear something interesting, if my girl, Miss Kitt would just go into season, so she'd could have her vet check, I'm planning on breeding her to a decendent of Zan Parr Bar. My heaven, it's a small world.

PS: I think she's doing it on purpose because she doesn't like vet checks.

Mikey said...

Love the new horse, he's a cutie!! I bet you've been busy!! Crazy weather up there...

Reddunappy said...

Ah another jouney, enjoy it girl while you can! Nice colt! and I cant wait to see how he progresses, and Colt too!!

Sydney said...

Oooh do report on the clinic ok?

Linda said...

WOW you have been busy.....love the sky shot and the new addition!

Susan said...

We have those same phlox blooming on the prairie here also. Good luck with the new colt. He looks like a good one.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Nice looking colt. Good face - kind eye. Enjoy :-D.

Nina P. said...

I hope you and Colt enjoy the clinic. After the storms you had, you deserve some time away. And that new fellow's a beauty as well. You'll have your hands full with all the training. Such excitement lies ahead. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Oooh-How cool, now you have a horse bred just like most of mine are. Our old 'King' stallion was a grandson of Power Command and our mares were Leo and Sugar Bars.

They are some awesome horses...and yes, very cowy. Will be looking forward to see how you like your new guy. He is a cutie.

Janice said...

Busy Busy.Nice pics,also nice shopping....I love your definition of shopping. Have a good clinic. I look forward to your pics when you get back.

CTG Ponies said...

Love Command! Can't wait to see what color he will be once he's shedded out. That weather looks intense. And good luck at the clinic! Take lots of pics!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful color Command is! I'll be looking forward to seeing him all slick and shiny, like Colt. Have fun at the clinic. :)

Faithful said...

Love your enthusiasium..and your energy! Your new Command is quite purdy even wooly! Good luck and have fun!

Sarah said...

blogging late this week, and so I'm late to say it, but still mean it with all my heart..the new boy is a handsome fellow! Can't wait to get to know him better!
And I'm so glad the storm didn't cause you more damage than it did. And also, glad you enjoyed your company so much. That sounds like lots of fun!

Ed said...

Great shots Command looks like a pure stud! Sorry I hav'nt been around in awhile, my new internet provider sucks! Later...Ed

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