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    What's the weather like at your place?

    Pretty big system west of us. Stretches from Heppner clear south of Burns. It looks like the heaviest rain already passed us to the south and are headed to Boise. But the weather is saying thunder storms this evening.
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    Fence is Done and Cows In New Pasture

    The pictures are there. Just had to click on them to get them to show. Brush like that doesn't look like a lot of fun but at least you had shade to work in.
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    Took a Sunday drive

    A picture I took on our drive. That is a part Thief's Valley Reservoir in the middle of the picture and the Elkhorn Mountains in the distance. Be a better picture when the snow was still on the mountains.
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    Took a Sunday drive

    I wondered if those were your cows when we were dropping down toward the reservoir. Feed looked good where they were. Travis Bloomer told us to go up the Eagle Creek road 10 miles. He said to do it on July 9th to be in the berries. It wouldn't hurt that road any for someone to run a grader...
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    Took a Sunday drive

    A friend told us about where to pick huckleberries. They aren't ready yet but we decided to go drive up there to find the general location. Drove right past Nicky's place. We waved as we went past. I don't know if you saw us. We were told to go 10 miles up the Eagle Creek Road. We got...
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    Rattlesnake!!!

    So this morning I was changing tarps on the flood irrigation. I was on a ditch that I had been late spraying it. There was a bunch of dying weeds and grass blocking things up. I chopped away with my shovel so I could get the tarp to set. I swing the tarp out and climb into the ditch on the...
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    Slaughter capacity

    Caviness is in Kuna Idaho in little south of Boise. It has other names but that is what all the locals call it.
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    Slaughter capacity

    Early this week the neighbor called over to Caviness about getting a load of kill cows in to the plant. He was told that the first available date was June 29. They told him the retail product was selling well. They are just short staffed and can't get anymore people to come to work. They...
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    Branding season pictures

    Hats and boots? You are asking my old memory to remember that? All 4 gals had on cowboy hats. The guys? I am going with 7 cowboy hats and 6 ball caps. Boots, I have no idea. Well Bert always has lace up boots. Dustin and Luke always wear Romeo's with spurs over them...... I guess it works...
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    Branding season pictures

    I forgot. There was two owners of these calves. Most were turned out as ear tagged calves (yellow and blue) but there were some turned out as dry cows who had since calved. When one of those untagged calves was dragged to the fire. Some they would recognize some they didn't. The ones they...
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    Branding season pictures

    I went to a branding today. I didn't take the camera and I certainly wish I had. This place was made to be photographed. A nice green basin probably 300-400 acres. It was burned in a big fire here back in 2015 so there is nothing but grass. And the grass there is still green. Yesterday...
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    Triticale...cut or graze?

    I sent it to the lab.
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    Triticale...cut or graze?

    You can also test it before cutting. Back before retiring I did that for a guy who had some oats that he was worried about. Turned out that was reason to be worried.
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    Up the canyon

    We took a drive up the canyon mostly to get out of the house this evening. Had 5 bighorn rams run across the road in front of us. The wife want me to get a picture of one jumping the fence. Right. They were shooting out of the brush on the right side of the road. About two leaps and they...
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    What's the weather like at your place?

    We just got hit by really strong winds. The temperature dropped from 80 to 62. But no rain. Actually not many clouds..... Strange all the symptoms of a thunder storm but no clouds, rain, or thunder and lightning. It is getting to the point where you can't trust weather any more.
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    What's the weather like at your place?

    They are saying upper 70's here today and tomorrow. But back up to the 90's on Friday and for about 5 days. There is nothing about my Swedish ancestry or being raised on the north Washington coast that prepares me for hot weather. I am already wanting some frosty fall mornings. I am keeping...
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    What's the weather like at your place?

    I wondered about that snake. We call them bull snakes. I see lots of them. Probably see 20 of them for every rattler. They are different but close enough to color pattern of a rattler that they will make a person jump a little.
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    What's the weather like at your place?

    A pleasant 95 here. Changed the irrigation first thing this morning. Went to church, got home and turned on the AC. There was 4 cows in my driveway when I got home. Same 4 cows were here yesterday and the dogs spotted them and chased them out of the driveway and down the road. Dogs aren't...
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    Mosquitoes

    I know a rancher in south central Washington who got West Nile. By the time they figured it out and stopped it he was left about one step above an invalid.
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    Mosquitoes

    People worry about snakes but world wide many more people die due to mosquitoes. I am aware of and keep an eye out for snakes. Mosquitoes I try to keep out of my eyes. It has been fairly breezy the last few days. That sort of helped keep them down. This morning is calm. They are swarming...
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