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Went to the wagon ride Tuesday after stopping to get my pickup alignment checked… spent the night and came home last night, got up this morning and me and some minions went and gathered bull, brought them to the corrals and sorted 4 off to go south and 2 to go u north. Ari went with me up north.. cattle were all real close to the gate so dumped the bulls and rode south to the neighboring pasture and found a cow and calf we’d try finding  a couple days ago.. calf was a bit sore fitted, so I suppose he was laying off by himself last time we looked.. after playing ring around thew rosie at a water hole we finally got the ol’ hussy back in our pasture and followed her to our cows.. checked them and everything looked good, bulls were all at work… we went on in to Faith and fueled up the pickup and us and then drove over to check on a colt some kids been riding for me.. man, they have done a nice job.. Ari even rode him a bit as did I.. they still need to ride him a few more times then he can come home.. I think I am going to like him.. I mowed some grass n a stack yard as we have bales made that need hauled in.. think I am going to ride along with a neighbor to Billings to the horse sale this weekend… about it for now.

Went in to town yesterday afternoon, for Cindy’s sisters wedding.. she was a beautiful bride..we are getting old, Cindy had to work today so we left fairly early.. got home about 10:30.. we were going to move some cows today but one calf was missing.. not sure how we did it, but we have a cow in the bunch with out a calf.. haven’t found any dead ones so don’t know what the deal is.. she sure messed up our plans.. guess we will do it tomorrow after Mass… I worked on leather today, basement where my shop is stays pretty cool so it was a good place to work… looks like it is going to try and rain on us tonight.. fixed up a barebones saddle for me seeing as Gabe has stolen my other one… went out and rode it on Pard this afternoon and looked at the cows.hot wind blowing… I bet these guys who have hay down are liking it as it really ought to be curing the hay quick..

We’ve been having a great summer.. rained a lot.. people have been having a hard time getting hay put up between the rains, until the past week or so… grass and hay everywhere,,, sure looks better than last year!

The boys found some pasture away from here, so we sorted pairs last week and weekend and got some hauled up to it.. had some get in the neighbors right away.. pushed thru some poor fence in a mud hole fighting flies.. Game and I went up early Monday morning and gigot them back.. heard of one of our cows in another pasture.. we couldn’t find her.. came up short on the count but there are so many little water holes with so much grass around it that we decided she may have gotten back in and we just missed her.. pasture is pretty rough and the only good way to see it all is horseback… I dropped Gabe off for summer church school and then went home.. got a call about noon for the next door neighbor to this pasture and his neighbor had found her…so I loaded up a horse and went back… got her back and she was hot and tired… Tae checked the next morning and din’t see any tight based cows so hopefully she found her calf… we need to sort off more this weekend and haul them u there…if we would have known we were going to have summer grass, we would have ear tagged, cow and calf the same… oh well, ain’t no high step for a stepper!

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