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Sweety had her colt. He’s a crackerjack ain’t he?

Everybody wants to see the baby!

Mama isn’t real impressed with the father! Typical new mother.


Here’s the forecast for this place, the next few days.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then showers likely. Low around 39. Breezy, with a north wind between 26 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Thursday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 40. Breezy, with a north wind between 25 and 28 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Thursday Night: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 29. Windy, with a north wind between 28 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Friday: Snow and areas of blowing snow, mainly before noon. High near 31. Windy, with a north wind between 26 and 32 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 14 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

Going to a neighbors to brand this morning. Will ghet everything in close and under cover as besat I can when I get home.

Seems we in this country always have to get a calf killer of a storm to get enough moisture to get us thru’ the spring/summer. Oh well, if we didn’t like it I guess we could move. At least I have a forewarning about this stuff. My Grampa had to guess at it!

Up west where Great Grampa homesteaded, looking south.

This is straight north of my house, looking back to the southwest. That is what is left of a big pile of hay that sat there last fall. I sure spoiled them cows, feeding them all that hay!

One of Chances cows with her calf getting some breakfast.

18 year old cow and her calf. I will pull this calf off in a week or so and raise it on a bottle and let her fatten up to be butchered this fall. Her head will get mounted to hang on the wall. Don’t give me hell, it will be an easy and peaceful end for her. She has been on this ranch since she was one year old. She has always had a good life and I raise cows so I and others will have beef to eat. That’s the way it works. When I die they will probably bury me and the worms get to eat. So the cycle continues.


A momma and pretty baby!


Can’t seem to get any more on here so may just have to make new posts.


Cold windy bitch! Oh well that’s why we love this country we live in and the life we lead. Was a little tricky ropin’ two hind feet in the wind tho! 🙂


Gonna have to start carrying my camera and posting pictures of baby calves and such.


Go read the second one down, if no others. Called “Playing God”.

Read this.

And you want to keep everyone happy? Good luck.

Wonder why the winter was colder in the middle of all this “Global Warming”?

Dug a post hole, tamped post and rehung a gate, then took down another gate, and put a new one in that spot to replace it. I had to do some welding on the gate. Then I cleaned some old hay and manure out of one of the corrals. Then saddled up Frankie and rode up and looked at the cows. Two new calves today. Doesn’t seem like a lot. I must have forgot something. Sure seems like I should habve done more. I am tired!


Found a new web comic. Kind of a conservative Doonsberry or however you spell it.


Check it out.

Found this while reading blogs this morning. Interesting reading.


And also this one


And I found this blog the other day. I’d advise you to check it out as it is most excellent!



Gramma and I got a wild hair and drove down to Custer yesterday afternoon to see them grandkids we ain’t seen for awhile. Picked up Hope and the kids on the way. We all ate pizza and laughed. Good times, good times. 🙂