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If you haven’t already.
Then go read this bit of god news. But the MSM doesn’t let anyone know about it. Hmmm, wonder why…….
Went out and added wire and cut on poles in the corral today. Then started work on the new corral. Got it done just before dark this evening. I will have to get more wire and add wire to the new corral later. And hang a gate. But now I will be able to harness and hook my team in the little barn in the background and drive them out and into the yard to hook up and not have to worry about anything getting out of the corral. Also, it is going to be a lot handier when we ship and sort and work cattle. Might even be pretty handy for a roping! 😉
I drove out to the end of the tree patch where some of the horses had tried to “trap” themselves as they didn’t want to come back thru’ the corrals where I was working, and let them out. Snapped a few pictures.
Tanqu and Q Tip.
Colonel following his half sister, Sis. Punkin’ in the background. All are out of Mijo and different mares. Might get some colts out of Colonel in the sporing, seeing as it was late when I got him gelded. And SOMEBODY let him run with some mares! 😉
Youngsters. all are out of Mijo except the smallest one, Tanq. Three are full sisters. Out of Mijo and Peaches.
Pal. Got him from a friend this spring. 8 year old gelding with some Naviculer (sp). We have been shoeing on him following a system that a friend suggested. He seems to be getting better. Matter of fact, it’s time to get a hold of Laramie and set a day to re-shoe him. He is bombproof, so will go to Chance and Hope for the boys and them to ride, if I can get him sound. Looks like it will happen.
Real nice day again. Sunny and not to warm with just a little wind. Cool this morning, but the maters didn’t freeze. I have them locked up in the greenhouse tonight.
I head to Hot Springs tomorrow for Badger Clark Gathering. Hope to see some of you there. Starts tomorrow evening with a jam at Woolies and then all day Saturday and the night show at 7 pm at the Mueller Center. Got a great line up of performers and there will be many more for the day sessions. I will see old friends and probably meet some new ones!
Oh, and that damn Bob chewed up another right hand glove while waiting in Purple while I was working on corrals. Damn that dog! Grrrrr!
I received a book in the mail the other day. “Every Picture Has A Story” by Marvin Gohlke, Jr.
If you like pictures with stories. If you like short stories from the heart, that are inspiring and moving and powerful, you need to get a copy of this book.
I have no idea what it costs. But whatever it costs, it is worth it.
I have only read a few stories so far, tho’ I have looked at all the photographs recorded in it’s pages. All make me think and wonder and envy the person who took them and their wit and vision. And the stories that go along with them, are fantastic.
It is so great to be able to look into the mind pf of the photographer and hear the back story behind each shot. Why they took it, what they were thinking, how it moved them to take it.
It is not a huge thick book and the photo’s and stories are just the right length for a bit of reflection, even in today’s hurried and harried life. I think it would make an excellent Christmas gift.
If your interested you can get a copy at;
or by calling 888-795-4274 ext. 7876
It comes in both hard and soft cover.
Here is a short transcript from the beginning of this book. “The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it, and the faith to believe it is possible… Unknown.”
No one asked me to write this as some sort of advertising. I just thought many of you would enjoy this book and the messages and thoughts in it.
No, you can’t borrow mine. It was a gift and I won’t take a chance on losing it. Thanks Marvin. One of the nicest gifts I have ever received!
Here’s what I got done today.
Also got a corner replaced that was getting pretty bad.
Still need to cut some of the ends off and also I dug some more holes on the longer stretches and have to set a few more posts so as to strengthen it, but that won’t take to long. Also I need to add more, stronger wire at each pole and post so they never get knocked down.
I still have enough poles left to make another smaller corral out behind my small red horse barn that I can use to go in and out with a harnessed team and also we can use it at sorting and preg time, for another place to put a sort of cattle.
I will have to build or buy some gates, but as usual, I always have a few corral panels around to fill in the holes until I can get gates hung! 😉
Oh, and here is the new tent, set up on the north side of the house.
I didn’t have enough poles to set it up properly at first so used more ropes than was needed after I added the poles. Looks like we didn’t get the ridge pole set to level! 😉
Oh well, it keeps the rain and snow out and it has a wood burner stove in it, but the chimney is not up in this photo. When my Danish friends were here last Sunday evening, the 3 men stayed in the tent. Got pretty cool, but they said the stove warmed the tent up fast.
For some reason I am tired tonight and my wire twisting arm is sore. 😉
Sure was a beautiful fall day. Not too warm and not too hot. Just a little wind.
Other than try and stay out of the wind as best I could!
New guitar strap.
Fr Tyler came out and spent the day and the neighbor dropped in and presented me with the bill for the hay, so that is taken care of. Todd brought us some propane and I did some odds and end jobs too. Tomorrow, back to the corral work!