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No rain yet, but I am hoping…
Bob and Sue (friends from Iowa) took off this morning pretty early. We had fun with them as usual. Bob helped get rid of lots of p dogs it sounds like and then caught a few fish yesterday, then we all went in to Spearfish and ate supper at the Bum Steer, good place to eat we always enjoy.
Sue helped me move the heifers a bit farther south. Wind was blowing so they acted like the silly little girls they are. Cindy and Sue decided Bob (the dog) needed a haircut. When I awoke from my snooze, they had shorn all his matted locks. I guess when he figured out they weren’t hurting him he just stood there and licked their faces. Silly dog. Pictures of the poor forlorn sheared puppy to follow…
Here’s a picture or two of the yearling move.
Went branding on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. the we had friends arrive to visit a couple days, yesterday afternoon. they are off helping to thin the p dogs at a neighbors. Cindy and I drove Purple up to check a tank this morning and I went to show her the plant I found growing in an old hay corral and we found a p dog who was setting up a home. I shot at him and found blood at the hole, so I think he is going to stay here permanently! I dug up one of the plants and brought it home, got out my plant book and think I found it. Doesn’t seem to be anything bad, so will quit worrying. Last night Bob (friend, not the dog) went and fixed the bad radiator hose on the tractor, then off to fix the bad valve on a tank, but the new part didn’t fix it. Guess I will have to get a whole new valve. We are going to take them up to see Chance and Hope this afternoon/evening.
Few branding pictures from the weekend. Had the camera on the wrong setting so never got too many good ones.
So, does this mean we honor mothers or make them work? 😉
Father Peter said a very nice blessing to all mothers at the end of Mass today. He also had a very good homily about love, that followed today’s readings. He’s a nice guy and we only get him a few times a year when our regular priest is not here. Fr Peter is one of the Jesuit’s down at the Sioux Spiritual Center, south of Plainview. He is a very soft spoken, yet dynamic speaker. I always enjoy him.
But back to Mothers Day, I of course think of my Mother. It is amazing all the things Mothers will do for their offspring. I really doubt anyone else would go thru’ what they do for their children. Fathers will do many things also, but only the mother gets to carry the baby and feel all it’s movements for 9 months. And because the baby lies under the mothers heart, I think there is a closer contact. I bet God designed it that way, don’t you think?
Happy Mothers day to all the mom’s out there. And remember, you can be a mother with out actually giving birth. It’s you mom’s like that’s day also….