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Soapweed

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Because of the dought, swamps are dry and easy to hay this year.
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Playing bumper cars
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Playing bumper kids
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We got the back row at church. :)
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The neighbor's bull got in to our pasture.
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He's a real good bull, but I put him out anyway.
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Jackrabbit
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Here she comes to save the day
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Superwoman
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Cows and clouds
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Sunset
 

per

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What a perfect collection of pics. I like the straight lines of the bales and the wind aided fence beside them, cute little kids and an example of natures canvas. God has been good to you.
 

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Hay crop in those fields look good Soap. Those swamps can be a real asset on dry years.

Grandkids are growing like bad weeds! Our grandson is talking well now at 29 mo. My handle sounds pretty much like"Crapaw". :lol:

We are getting little showers and thunderstorms the last couple of days and likely into the next 2. Hopefully the machinery will be ready when the weather is.

Too bad freight is so expensive, this little area could handle 1500 to 2000 cows for the balance of summer. A lot of folks got out in the last few years. Lots of hay meadows going uncut.
 

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Nice. You must have gotten to church early. The back row is usually at a premium.
 

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Great pictures Soap. :D Those sunset shots are spectacular. Looks like the fence in #1 is a leanin' a little. :D Atleast it will turn a cow, which is all that counts. :wink:
 

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Great photos as usual Soap. Do you use a filter for sunset photos?

I've tried to take pictures of sunsets and the photo turns out really bright and lacking the details that make a sunset beautiful.
 

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My swamps can never be baled and normally you can't drive the cows out there but this year they are living there and loving it!

Great thing because if I did not hav ethe swamps this year I would be in a bind.
 

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per said:
What a perfect collection of pics. I like the straight lines of the bales and the wind aided fence beside them, cute little kids and an example of natures canvas. God has been good to you.

Thanks, per. Yes, God has been very good to us.

The bales on the left are ours, and the ones on the right belong to a neighbor. The fence usually is under water in the spring when we are fixing fence, so it gets "left for later." :wink: The posts are leaning because of annual freezing and thawing. So far, it is still keeping cattle where they belong. :)

gcreekrch said:
Hay crop in those fields look good Soap. Those swamps can be a real asset on dry years.

Grandkids are growing like bad weeds! Our grandson is talking well now at 29 mo. My handle sounds pretty much like"Crapaw". :lol:

We are getting little showers and thunderstorms the last couple of days and likely into the next 2. Hopefully the machinery will be ready when the weather is.

Too bad freight is so expensive, this little area could handle 1500 to 2000 cows for the balance of summer. A lot of folks got out in the last few years. Lots of hay meadows going uncut.

Gcreek, grandkids are pretty fun. :)

Trucking would sure be a major item, but all that unused grass would be very valuable in the form of hay if it was hauled to this country.

RSL said:
Nice. You must have gotten to church early. The back row is usually at a premium.

That was from last week. Today while we were at church, we received a wonderful four tenths of an inch of rain. It is the first moisture of any kind for a month. I don't think we've even had a dewy morning, so this is mighty welcome. Hope the big fires get some to ease the burden.

leanin' H said:
Great pictures Soap. :D Those sunset shots are spectacular. Looks like the fence in #1 is a leanin' a little. :D Atleast it will turn a cow, which is all that counts. :wink:

Thanks, Leanin' H. So far at least, the cattle still think the fence is formidable. :)

jodywy said:
RSL said:
Nice. You must have gotten to church early. The back row is usually at a premium.
:D

If I can't sit in the back row, I feel like a man without a home. :? :wink:

Zilly said:
Great photos as usual Soap. Do you use a filter for sunset photos?

I've tried to take pictures of sunsets and the photo turns out really bright and lacking the details that make a sunset beautiful.

Thanks, Zilly. The only "trick" I use when taking sunset pictures, is to look some other direction with the camera, push the shutter halfway down so it "holds" that setting, and then go back to the sunset scene before finishing pushing the button for the final shot. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. :wink:
 

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We are in Lewiston, Mt and headed to Glacier. We took the grandsons on a vacation. Lots of real drouthy country. Believe it or not, you look pretty good there. Alliance was worse than it appears you are. Home was better than any country I've seen after the fist 10 miles.. Yesterday we saw a dry strike start a grass fire SE of Harlowton. This is a pretty serious situation.
 

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Shortgrass, Alliance is pretty dry, but they are nearly 2" ahead of the northern part of the county, which as you noted doesn't look much different by now.
4 Diamond; That "thick" hay should probably be about two feet under water, so the rest of the meadows would make part of a crop...
Soap: Thanks for the beautiful sunset pictures, I sure pray one or two of those clouds will do some irrigatin' , before the rest of the country burns.
 

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