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Late April 2017

Things that come up in the daily operation of a ranch.
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Late April 2017

Postby Soapweed » Wed May 17, 2017 11:44 am

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At the funeral of one of my old company commanders, when I was in the National Guard from 1972-1978

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Horse drawn wagon carried the casket

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Long line of people paying their respects

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The rain held off just right

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Impressive honor guard

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Respectful departure

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A life well lived

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Memorable finale

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

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Just another day at the office

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Granddaughter at dance recital

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My two sons

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Black cows, black calves, red calf, black bird

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At another funeral

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For a long-time friend

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Great patriotism on display

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It was a nice meaningful graveside service

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Cool clear water

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Yup.

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No worries mate

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Just one big happy family

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Good thing it's not dark enough to need to use the headlights.

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Anyone want to buy some stud duck tires?

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Four of them have been driven 2,000 miles

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But the spare is brand spanking new.

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Size LT325/60R18. They fit a Ford Super Duty 8-hole pickup, lug nuts included.

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Re: Late April 2017

Postby Faster horses » Wed May 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Too many funerals. I pay more attention now that we are older...our turn is coming...

Is that COW sucking the other cow? They need their heads cut off when they do that. Disgusting.
Anyway, we never could break them from doing it. :mad:
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Re: Late April 2017

Postby Soapweed » Wed May 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Faster horses wrote:Too many funerals. I pay more attention now that we are older...our turn is coming...

Is that COW sucking the other cow? They need their heads cut off when they do that. Disgusting.
Anyway, we never could break them from doing it. :mad:


Rather than sacrifice a nice young productive cow, we just put blabs in their nose. This actually works quite well.

This is kind of off the subject but yet it somehow almost pertains. Sparky was telling me of a little kid who asked his mother, "Mom, what kind of bees give milk?" She replied that she didn't think any kind of bees gave milk. Her son said, "Oh yes, it's a boo bee." :lol:

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Re: Late April 2017

Postby George » Thu May 18, 2017 4:39 am

With a small herd like mine it is interesting how moms and daughters band together 2 and 3 generations really are buddies - - - so far I have not had cows stealing from their moms but the calves all seem to migrate from one cow to the next - - - quite common to see a cow with 3 and sometimes 4 calves suckling at a time, then in mass move to another cow.
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