17th Badger Clark Gathering is done.. had a great time with a great bunch of folks… some of the entertainers gathered in my room after and I got to laffing as it used to be we had a few drinks and talked about will cattle and horses and raising hell, the discussions last night were mostly about who had what operated on, who was gong to get operated on and the best pills for certain ailments… damn, we are getting old! Looking forward to Alzada next Sunday and Valentine the weekend after that…

Loaded out 50 pair, 2 bulls of H’s and 97 calves of G’s… Q, Eric and Robert helped me and Chance. Just got done loading out at 2 p.. sorted the other 5 bulls off and let them out on grass.. other cows and calves will bawl in the corrals until morning…

Chance and I saddled up this morning and moved our pairs down east,south of the road. Wind was wrong and it was getting hot, so they didn’t move easy, but we had fat fresh horses, so we got it done. We found there was a leak in the tank so rode home and then on to Punkin Center , ate lunch, got the fixin’s and came home and fixed it.. noticed some of the pasture cattle out so put them back this afternoon, looked back later and here they were all out again.. they keep crowding into a corner and tearing a gate down. They’ve got more feed than they can eat, but want that short green that has grown back up where they were before.. stoopid ol’ rips. So we just shut the gates and left them until morning as we are gathering, sorting of some of the pairs and calves to go home… we putted around and did some work in the corral and I took a borrowed hay rake home first thing this morning… Badger Clark Poetry/Song gathering this weekend in Hot Springs… supposed to break records for temps tomorrow but quite a big breeze blowing up from the south so it ought to be ok…

Last of the bales unloaded. Lots of hay setting out here, looks like we can feed a lot of cows this winter if we need to.. hot out there, they are claiming 90 by Friday.. we’ll see.. got a little rain last night… electric company got the power in to Tate and Kass’s house today… ride and move some cows tomorrow, need to put the post hole digger on and go dig a few post holes to fix on stuff and get me a wagon pulled up to the shed and start building me a new bale unroller/hauler for the team.. been meaning to for quite a few years, but with all these bales here weighing 1200 to 1400 pounds, I think it better happen now…

Being able to post on here… maybe this one will go thru’… seems on Firefox, all I get is the new editor, or at least that is what it’s calling it’s self… I liked the old editor and saw nothing wrong.. I am typing this on Safari.. I’ll see if it works..

I don’t know what happened, but I couldn’t post on here for the past few weeks… WordPress changed how I posted and that made it not work on my old Mac, evidently.. but all of a sudden the old format is back…

Let’s see, ate and Kass are bringing a trailer in and Tate has been here off and on for a week, digging in waterlines, and septic and getting all ready to se the trailer.. seeing as he has a backhoe rented, when he wasn’t using it I was on a bunch of other project…

We worked our calves a couple weeks ago, helped Cobb’s work their last week… we’ve had a freeze, but we covered the tomato’s and now it’s back up into the 70’s.. we’ve had some rain, still got green grass

Got some hay bought and Pete has been delivering it.. got 10 loads in so far, 6 more to go.. got the big Vee windbreak done, and the lady came out and looked at it to sign off on it seeing as it is a Govt project..

Gabe and Lige been playing football…. Addy Bear had her first day of pre school today..

Got a date to ship out some of the summer cattle here in another week or so..

Did the gig at Devils Tower with Chance, Marty and Mike Linderman..

Hot Springs is in a couple of weeks followed by Alzada and then Valentine, the next two weekends..

Bout all for now.. good to be back!

Perhaps my blog is working again?

Well it was a great one,m other than the boss getting bucked off and laid up.. we went on without him… Mijo and I had a couple of scuffles and I hit the dirt once and the water once… water was sure softer… oh well, had a great time, weather was cool and cloudy so the Artists were sick of clouds, but sure nice to work in… Cindy and I drove out this afternoon and looked at pasture cattle, doctored a couple cows with sore feet… I will catch a ride in with Hope tomorrow and come home with Cindy, we both have doctor appointments and got some business to do.. they are talking cool stormy weather for mid September, hope they don’t send us another Atlas Blizzard… Got gigs Friday thru’ Sunday this weekend..

Cindy and I got up really early to be in Custer at 7:30 to look at some houses Tate and Chance have helped build.. we are mulling the idea of a new house. Again! Hopefully it won’t end in divorce! ;-)

Laramie was here and shod up some horses this morning, worked on the windbreak this afternoon.. had to wait for Cindy to bring me a special tip for the screws and I wore it out so need to get another tomorrow… maybe 2 or 3!

Looks like we could get a shot of rain this evening… we’ll take it.. got a couple gigs this weekend… and another coupe over Labor Day weekend, plus the one we always do at Devils Tower… Artist Ride next week and into the weekend… so got to get everything gathered up for that…

I got all the bales hauled, over 300.. got them ricked up in long rows.. they claim they will keep better that way.. watched kids the other day while Chance and Hope took Gus to town, he fell from his bunk bed and broke his arm.. we splinted it and they headed in.. they said the doc told them we did a good job… he has splints for a week and then they will cast it next week.. Casey and Rooster rode with me to Faith yesterday evening to watch the bronc riding, good horses and some great rides.. Jesse Bail won it on a rank and crooked one.. usually that kind don’t score very high, but he never quit spurring so I imagine that is what made him win it… I rode out and moved a cow and calf this morning and looked thru’ the others, went back after lunch and doctored a cow and a calf… was going to doctor another, but couldn’t find her… then I went over and helped Del and Clint stack some bales… there was a fire south of us so we quit to go to it, but they got it out before we could get there.. I have a gig tonight.. not sure what I will do tomorrow, maybe go help Delbert again, or go see if I can find that other cow who needs a shot… Cindy is hard at work with the rally and never talked to her last night and probably won’t tonight, she mostly just comes home and goes to bed and then up early and back at it.. she hates the rally.. I don’t blame her and glad I don’t have to go anywhere near it…

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