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Chance got a job working on some road construction over east a ways from here, so Gramma kept the boys on Monday and Tuesday, and then a near neighbor of theirs kept them on Wednesday. Gus has a little cold or something, anyway he has a runny nose and the young lady didn’t want to give it to her kids, so the Chance and Hope asked if I could watch Gus yesterday. I had nothing better to do so said I would. We didn’t get a lot accomplished! Crackerjack didn’t get his eye doctored as often as he was supposed to, as I didn’t realize that Gus can escape the crib! Little booger just crawls out someway, so I was afraid to leave him when he went to take his nap, for fear he would wake up and escape and get into trouble while I was out side. Oh well I just doctored him a little later than normal. His eye is getting better I think. While I doctored on Crackerjack, Gus found a way to amuse himself with Patches.


Thanks to Linda. I’d heard it on the radio then Linda sent it to me in an email. Makes you think.


A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.
A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.
So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year, per vehicle.

They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that’s 224 million gallons / year.
That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
5 million barrels of oil is about ΒΌ of one day’s US consumption.
And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $75/bbl.

So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $350 million.
How good a deal was that?

But they’ll probably do a better job with health care.

Staying pretty warm the last couple days. I worked with some young horses in the late afternoon and sure got my exercise.

We had the grandsons again so when I drove down south to tie off a windmill head yesterday morning while it was calm, Gramma and the boys went along. and the dogs. Man, that little Suzuki is just not big enough for all to be comfortable! Gus sat on my lap until we got to the windmill and then I drove around setting gates. Every time I got out, he wanted to get out. He was worse than a pup! LOL

Fr Tyler came out in time to eat lunch with us. He said Mass yesterday evening here at the house and that is always cool. Gramma sent a care package home with him of jellies and such.

I’m not sure what today’s work will be yet. But I will think of something! Having to put ointment in Crackerjacks eye every time I turn around seems to take up quite a bit of my time. I think I will attempt to make a small cup that can be placed over the eye, full of ointment, and tied on to hold it in place.

I took pictures of the colts so I could fill out their registration papers and get them sent off. Heres some to look at.

Suzy's colt

Suzy's colt

Peaches and her filly

Peaches and her filly

Loaded up three steers and one yearling colt and headed for town. Couldn’t find anything in Crackerjacks eye, so he just injured it somehow. Vet didn’t think it had happened over a couple days ago. I am supposed to put stuff in his eye at least four times a day and every two hours would be better.

Took the steers back to the owner. He has lots more that they will fit on with and he’s shipping them the end of the month. Glad my numbers came out right for him and the last bunch. Now, if I can just find the lost little bull!

Got up to 90 or so here today and quite a stiff breeze. Got a tire put on the trailer, discovered one rim was no good so got a “new to me” rim and had the old tire put on it for a spare.

We had Gus and Sam last night and Gramma had them all day. Gus had a rough night and got us up in the night and we sat up and watched a movie until he went back to sleep. So Hope came tonight and stuck around. Chance got a job working on some road construction so he gets gone early and comes home late. He stopped in to see the boys and helped put them to bed. Cindy will watch them tomorrow also. This new job of Chances will only last about a month and then back to a “normal” schedule.

Cindy and Hope took the boys out and saddled Patches and let them ride her around and around. I put more stuff in Crackerjacks eye and then put the boys on and held them, one at a time. Crackerjack didn’t seem to mind too much. He might make a kid horse yet! πŸ˜‰

Got up and went to Mass this morning. Then when I got home I ran the horses in and saddled up Mijo. Chance came and saddled his horse and then the neighbors showed up and we gathered their yearlings. Sent a load and left the others in the corral until they came back for the next load. Evidently they didn’t like it in the corral as they knocked the gate open and went back out into the little trap we call the hog pasture. When the trcuk came back, Chance and I eased these squirrley girls back in and we got them loaded. Just one more bunch left here and the open ones are gone off them. They will go middle to end of next month, probably.

Crackerjack has a bad eye so tomorrow I will run him in to the vet and return the 3 yearling’s I thought were missing from the steer bunch. Turns out they belong to the guys daughter and he didn’t mention they were branded different! Oh well, at least my count comes out right now!

Rained last night. Pretty cool out there this morning. Might be time to load some pellets in the wood stove. Or bake some bread or some such. Defiantly coat wearing weather!

We are shipping some yearling’s tomorrow and were going to vaccinate the calves with their fall shots, but now I wonder if it might be kind of muddy to do it. We were going to head and heel them, but it ain’t a good idea in the mud. Maybe just put it off until next Sunday.

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Been setting here get all nostalgical listening to popular songs from the juke box of years past. Pretty cool!

Go now Corky, while your still thinking about it! LOL

Didn’t do too much today. Rode Mijo south and moved some cattle and set some gates.

Thought and read about the happening on 9/11/01. Doesn’t seem all that long ago. Prayed for those who lost members of their families in the carnage. And for those who caused it and those who would still do the same today. So sad.

Heres some pictures from the day of gathering and cattle working. I captioned them so you can see why I took the picture.

Going over the a neighbors in a bit. We will trailer over to his summer pasture about 20 miles from here, gather a little over 5000 acres and sort the cows from the calves, pouring the cows and giving the calves their fall shots.

I am taking Pilgrim as he is ready for a bigger ride and a little longer day. MIghrt have some pictures to post tonight or tomorrow.

Sure nice having a half moon shining down from straight over head to see to catch my horse by!Β  πŸ™‚