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Chance brought us up Gus and Sam pretty early yesterday as he had to go help a guy. Also got them today.

So I had Granny and a couple little guys help me to feed, yesterday. Had a little trouble getting Gus to hang on to the front of the wagon. Seems he is a little hard headed. wonder who he inherited that from?!!!!

When we came in from feeding, I noticed Crackerjack was at the corral. He’s getting big enough to breed a mare so I got him captured and we hauled him to the vet to get him gelded. I thought of doing it myself, but couldn’t get a hold of the neighbor who has the emasculater’s and didn’t feel like having to start a fire to heat an iron so I could sear the ends of the cords. As it turned out, taking him to the vet was a better idea as he bled quite a bit anyway. Maybe all the sweetclover hay I’ve feed in the hay this past winter. Vet said they have lost some cattle from it this spring. Sweet clover thins the blood. So if a cow starts bleeding, it’s hard to get it stopped, such as if they prolapse. He suggested you only feed the hay to yearlings or anything that will  not be calving or the horses. I’m glad I only have a few bales left.

Ended up getting 4 calves out of Chance and Hopes old cows yesterday. they must have been owned by someone who worked in town, seeing as they just seem to calve on the week ends!

Wind blew but got up in the 40’s. Hope had a young man follow her home who works where she does. Chance brought him up just in time to go out with the wagon and look at cows and a neighbor and his wife stopped in as we were going so we took a wagon load out. All but Bob. He doesn’t want to ride in the wagon. tho’ he did learn about leashes and collars yesterday morning. He will get in Purple now! Learning something that is good for us sometimes isn’t much fun. But we still need to learn it. Kind of like being reminded who we send to Washington and that they ought to listen to us. Maybe they will learn something this fall!

Warmer but windy. cows don’t want to eat much hay as they have found a tint of green, even tho they can’t really get anything out of it, they still chase it. I did get rid of a couple saddles today and worked on another. Starting to get caught up but a long ways to go. No new calves lately. Hit a dry spell. I suppose they are waiting for stormy weather.

I loped up this afternoon and gathered the wild bunch. Indian Creek is up and running and running over the crossing up north. Probably cut it out some. Maybe a lot. Worth it to see the water run. May get to go use my kayak tomorrow.

Not often I get to drive horses thru’ moving water!

From Dickiebo’s blog. You really ought to go check it out. He always has great stuff!   http://dickiebo.wordpress.com

With best regards to all Irish!

———— ——— ——–oOo- ———–

A Muslim was sitting next to Paddy on a plane.

Paddy ordered a whisky.

The stewardess asked the Muslim if he’d like a drink.

He replied in disgust “I’d rather be raped by a dozen whores than let liquor touch my lips!”

Paddy handed his drink back and said

“Me too, I didn’t know we had a choice!”

———— ——— ——–oOo- ——— ———

Paddy calls Easyjet to book a flight.

The operator asks “How many people are flying with you?”

Paddy replies “I don’t know! It’s your f***ing plane!”

———— ——— ——–oOo- ——— ——— ——— –

Paddy and Murphy are working on a building site.
Paddy says to Murphy “I’m gonna have the day off,
I’m gonna pretend I’m mad!”
He climbs up the rafters, hangs upside down and shouts

“I’M A LIGHTBULB! I’M A LIGHTBULB!”

Murphy watches in amazement!

The Foreman shouts “Paddy you’re mad, go home”

So he leaves the site.

Murphy starts packing his kit up to leave as well.

“Where the hell are you going?” asks the Foreman.

“I can’t work in the friggin’ dark!” says Murphy.

———— ——— ——–oOo- ——— ———

Two Irish couples decided to swap partners for the night.

After 3 hours of amazing sex, Paddy says “I wonder how the girls are getting on”.
———— ——— ——–oOo- —————— –

Paddy takes his new wife to bed on their wedding night.
She undresses, lies on the bed spread-eagled and says
“You know what I want, don’t you?”

“Yeah,” says Paddy. “The whole feckin’ bed by the looks of it!”

Got this in an email and it’s too good to not pass on.

A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud
pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken
stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
“Not a chance,” says the husband, “it is 3:00 in the
morning!”

He slams the door and returns to bed.

“Who was that?” asked his wife.
“Just some drunk guy asking for a push,” he answers.

“Did you help him?” she asks.
“No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring
rain out there!”

“Well, you have a short memory,” says his wife. “Can’t you
remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys
helped us?
I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of
yourself! God loves drunk people too.”

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into
the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, “Hello, are you still
there?”
“Yes,” comes back the answer.

“Do you still need a push?” calls out the husband.
“Yes, please!” comes the reply from the dark.

“Where are you?” asks the husband.
“Over here on the swing set,” replied the drunk.

Got a calf on Saturday, two yesterday and looks like a new one out there today. all out of the older black cows Chance bought. When I’ve went to notch the calves ears, the mama’s have all been very good mama’s! Seems they don’t approve. Got all huffy and every thing! Oh well, I have dealt with crabby females all my life! LOL

Bob is learning that mama cows can be protective. Hard to remember to keep him locked up when I go to feed. He tried to run up and nip Roz in the nose yesterday as I was driving along, taking a bale out to the cows. I got my little stock whip down and warned him  off with it. Hopefully he will quit. He seems smart about so many things for his age, I sure don’t want him thinking it is alright to bite at horses. One good kick and it will be poochy pie, as Gary McMahan sings in his song.

Here’s a link to a story or two by the man who was here from the paper on Saturday.  http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/app/blogs/outdoors/



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Here is a photo Jerry took today. I like it. Wish I was always in this good of a mood!

I had some guys come out and visit this morning. One is a writer for a local paper, one is a lawyer, one is a lobbyist. What a diverse group! Politics were the discussion of the day. Other than me fielding questions about this place and how we do things here. Pictures were taken and will probably appear on here in the future. The trap have been getting pretty thick around here so we shot a bunch. Well….they shot a bunch. I am a dang poor shot. But I can blow shells up with the best of them. All in all, a pleasant way to spend the morning and part of the afternoon. Hope they all come back soon!

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