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    Pictures from our visit to the McGinnis Ranch near Baker City, Oregon - June 26, 2019

    How are these folks related to Jess McGinnis?
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    This morning I found myself muttering under my breath because the sun was hurting my eyes and I couldn't see through my muddy windshield and I didn't want to run over a calf that I knew must be in the grass somewhere close to the cow; I could see her. I had to bust out laughing at myself. Here...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    So, like I say, we are fine. I'll bet the Spearhead did get clobbered.
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Ah, we are ok. A little wind damage, and 1 dead calf. Some of the neighbors have some heavier losses. One fella about 10 mi away went out to start the generator, got lost, and perished.
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Been a rough week for many ranchers. Blizzards, floods, tornado's, dead livestock, on the heels of fires, drought and other natural disasters. How do people deal with life apart from a faith in God? I am confident God loves me, cares for me and is able to deliver me through anything He brings...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Google said it was taken from Latin words meaning "to look around" and carefully consider circumstances to avoid bad consequences. Is that what the officials are trying to tell me? :nod: :nod:
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    I had to laugh one morning this week. As I was doing chores, I was going down the county road, I noticed a coyote coming from my left. He was wide open in an attempt to get across the road ahead of me. Just then, up jumps ol' Jack rabbit and crosses from right to left. Neither saw the other...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Doc was a willing horse. He has been gone several years now, but not forgotton. He was just so willing; willing to be caught – day or night, pasture or pen, willing to go chase one, willing to just stand and hold them, willing to pack a man, willing to babysit the kids. Boy, I miss him, he...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin", I just got in from doing some chores, and was greeted by a kiss from my helpmate. Some ranches are well run by single people (a bachelor or widow), and I applaud them, but it is easier to work as a pair to manage life's affairs, be they rural or urban. God could see Adam...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin.' I am in Colorado again, after spending the week in New Orleans. I did win the Cowboy Poetry Contest, and a trip to the convention in the process. It was a week of productive meetings as well as fun. I did recite my poem and got it done without any major mishaps. That...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Hard times, Big Muddy. Hard decisions, but you did right. Praying for you as I speak.
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Good Sunday Mornin.’ I’m off to do the chores again. As we stockmen well understand, the livestock need fed every day, even Sunday. The water needs opened up every day. I suppose if I didn’t go out today that everything would survive until Monday. We aren’t about surviving; we want our...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Jesus loves me, this I know, for the bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me, the bible tells me so.
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Calving season will be upon many ranches across the rangelands. Ranchers will be about the business of protecting the lives of cattle, often placing their own well being at jeopardy. I feel called to be a steward of land and livestock. If God should expect me to protect the life of a baby...
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    Good Sunday Mornin'

    Racism is as old as the tower of babel. God confounded peoples language so that they could not conspire against Him. Jews were prejudiced against Gentiles. Often fear of what we don't understand leads us to mistrust and dislike other races. It is stupid, but people do it. At Pentecost...
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