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Yesterday this creek was 6 inchs deep and a couple of feet wide...Overnite we got heavy rains up near the Canadian border..My daughter checked the cows this morning- and said everything was fine...
About 4PM received a call that the whole creek bottom was flooded- and we had cows stranded on islands and swimming...
Luckily a passerby cut the fences in several places- and let our cows and calves that hadn't found high ground out- and also let several of Cornwells yearlings that were being washed down the creek get into ours...


Looking east down the creek...
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Our horse pasture and hay field- looking from the yard...This is the pasture we left cows and calves in yesterday..
Horses are high and dry on the old road- a couple bunchs of Cornwell yearlings are stranded on islands for the night...
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You can see the berm of the old road center right in this picture...That is where there used to be an old bridge- and right now the water is rolling thru there about 20 feet deep...
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This is looking west over toward the pasture the cows were in..
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Looking northwest toward the pasture and flooded hayfields-The trees are where the house and corrals are..This is the corner where several of Cornwells yearlings were trapped.. Can't tell yet if we are missing anything or not- altho the good samaritan that cut the fences said he saw a calf or yearling go under the bridge and never come back up..
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That looks like a spooky mess. I believe in free enterprise and capitalism in most ventures, but a little socialism and more even distribution of rainfall would be good for all parties.

Hope your livestock all survives this devastation. Thanks for the pictures.
 
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The weather bureaus radar showed that 10-15 miles up the creek got 4-5 inches of rain last night...
I guess I should have believed it...
 

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That resembles this country last year OT. It has been said though that it is easier to deal with too much water than the lack of it. Hope you can still salvage your hay crop.
 

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My brother-in-law who was called to Williston earlier this year to set up
a concrete batch plant was here for the weekend. When he got back
to the Williston area about 6 pm he said it was a mess there, water
everywhere.

We never got a drop. :cry:

We had 25-30 mph winds all day..... :cry:

Hope you find all your cattle, OT.
 

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Williston and Glasgow :? Both sides of us and we just got the dust settled. Maybe we were the lucky ones. Had a big rain last year by the land at Big Beaver. The neighbor called and said we had cattle mixed and fence to fix. We just had a nice little rain and we live only about 13 miles across country. :?
 

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Yeah it sure doesn't want to stop raining,we got lucky last night.Had a thunderstorm come within 8 miles of our place and then turn east and all we got was a shower,the guys that thunderstorm hit had 2 to 3 inchs in 10 minutes.Those guys weren't so lucky.
 
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ButtKrak of daylight- I found 20-30 of neghbors steers on Hiway 247--- got them off and moved off creek.... Checked out our cow bunch- and think 2 calves are missiing....Spent the morning and early afternoon fixing cut wires- and closing off access to our hay fields and wheat fields... Neighbors said when water drops they will have their Mexican crews take care of the rest of the washouts in their pastures/ access to ours...But they have pastures surrounding us that are over15,000 -20,000 acres..

Headed back to town late this afternoon- stopped at the Waterhole- and ran into a couple of Canucks... One is our old Dr. friend from Assiniboia- and the other is an old cowboy from Wood Mtn. that when we got discussing weather north of the border- said that with all the rain the hay in their area was getting ate up by bugs/grasshoppers about as bad as we are...
But the fella said a few miles west in the Big Muddy country where his son lives--- things were so dry they were not sure if the would get hay !!!!

Said a long time resident family/fellow named Mike Burgess lives across the road from his son- and he didn't think their hay situation was really good.....
Then we got to discussin the fact this Big Muddy fella was married to a part time American ---Trading stories got deep from then on ... :wink: :lol: :D
 

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If that "Old cowboy" was named Ralph tell him to get down here and fire up the swather and he can cut the same fields he cut last year. It won't take me as long to bale it this year as I think I can use a much higher gear and not have to stop as often to dump out bales. :cry:
 
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Big Muddy rancher said:
If that "Old cowboy" was named Ralph tell him to get down here and fire up the swather and he can cut the same fields he cut last year. It won't take me as long to bale it this year as I think I can use a much higher gear and not have to stop as often to dump out bales. :cry:

They were looking for a cheap camper/topper to put on Doc's pickup---and they were going to limp off into the "southern" sunset--altho they had not the slightest idea where they were going to end up... Only direction was all the rodeos south of the 49th they could hit... :)

Damn- as this year has went, the idea sounded very agreeable....... :)
 

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That'a comon for our weather now, drought then flood then more drought, glad yall did'nt suffer much loss and the roads were open to the waterin holes :wink:
good luck
 

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hayguy said:
Sooo, BMR you're having a "normal" year down there? lot's of carryover from last year's non-existant winter?

Everybody is in a panic the weevils are getting the alfalfa. My son said he didn't see any good hay from here to Virden Manitoba. :?
 
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gcreekrch said:
Hey OT, a very close friend of mine has a daughter going to college in Montana, her boyfriend is a Cornwell.

Must be Stewart- as I think he is the last boy of this crew not married...
 

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