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Day of the Eclipse at the Spearhead Ranch, August 21, 2017 - Part Two

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Day of the Eclipse at the Spearhead Ranch, August 21, 2017 - Part Two

Postby Soapweed » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:11 am

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Chilling at the Eclipse party, waiting for the hot dogs to cook.

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Cousins

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The cattle seem completely unconcerned about the Eclipse. They stayed that way during the whole event.

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Even though the kids were carrying on in kid-like fashion

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And that's the way it was

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Oh, really?

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Are you sure?

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Jeremiah thinks the statement was probably true. He is a friend and local contractor, doing both carpentry and plumbing.

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The dogs are done.

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Peach and her mother. My mother-in-law is doing very well, and is nearly 91 years of age.

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Putting on the special eclipse glasses

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Even though it never did get too dark, and the sun was never visible at our location.

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All of a sudden, it became brighter again. Sparky's theory is that two percent of non-darkness really puts out quite a bit of light.

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Sparky and his bride

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A cool couple

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Their cool Kindergartner daughter

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And her equally cool cousin

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The Kosmo Kid trying to be cool

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He does have a cool bride.

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My two favorite granddaughters

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A Treeclipse to end the day

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Re: Day of the Eclipse at the Spearhead Ranch, August 21, 2017 - Part Two

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:30 am

I'm sure those kids will remember the day for much more than the eclipse.

Looks like a fun time.
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Re: Day of the Eclipse at the Spearhead Ranch, August 21, 2017 - Part Two

Postby RSL » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:08 am

Great day. Missed the eclipse here. Was checking fence and forgot to look. I can't believe Sparky didn't make a proper viewing contraption with welding glass.
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Re: Day of the Eclipse at the Spearhead Ranch, August 21, 2017 - Part Two

Postby Faster horses » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:45 pm

Your family knows how to celebrate, Soapweed. Those girls are sure pretty. Your 91 year old mother-in-law looks
fantastic.

We spent the morning on the lake waiting for the eclipse. It was pretty much a dud here. Sure glad we didn't spend
a lot of time and money to see it. :D We heard several times that motel rooms in Casper, Wy was costing $2500. Hope they
got more out of it than we did!

In SW Montana, Feb. 1979, we experienced one. That one was much more impressive. Got dark, cattle stopped eating hay,
birds stopped singing, dogs howled, and the air pressure changed.

Thanks for sharing "The Day of the 2017 Eclipse" with us. They will be remembered moreso than the actual event. :D
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Re: Day of the Eclipse at the Spearhead Ranch, August 21, 2017 - Part Two

Postby James » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:25 pm

I went to check pastures and make sure no one trespassed or left gates open as our summer range was right on the line, I stayed until almost totality but decided to beat traffic and left about 3/4 covered I did get down the road about 2 miles before it went dark and had to turn on the lights for about 2 miles. Not sure on number of people but both sides of the highway was packed for about 5 miles and county going east for 2 miles was also packed, saw interesting people that day as well as some high priced equipment. But they all behaved and no property was tore up. Your grandchildren are sure growing.
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