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Soapweed

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Ready to sort heifers
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To go to Minnesota for the rest of the summer
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Good help on hand
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JF Ranch and Peach were also horseback and part of the crew.
We just held the bunch at the windmill, and sorted off ones not to go.
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Stuck duck in the muck
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Same duck
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Kosmo Kid demonstrating his abilities
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Nice pipe corral set-up at the JF Ranch
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The proprietor and his able assistant
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Sparky's run-about
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Loading heifers the next day
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Up the loading chute and onto a truck
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Kosmo Kid at work
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200 yearling heifers and 7 bulls Minnesota bound
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Man's best friend
 

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Your cattle are doing well in spite of lack of moisture.

Hope someone took the duck to water. :D

Is JF about to scratch his head over your trucking bill? Liners run about $5.50 per loaded mile or $140 per hr round trip up here.
 

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Great pictures! I've been enjoying the pictures you've posted lately! I think it is neat how it always looks like you guys are on top of things!
 

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PureCountry said:
Great pics as usual Soap. Does this story in photo go along with the thread on Planning for Drought? Are you pretty dry?

It is terribly dry. I can't imagine that it could have been any worse in the 1930's. At least we are one day closer to the next rain. :wink:

At about the same time that JF Ranch asked me if I had a back-up plan, Denny mentioned that he had grass available. The puzzle pieces all seem to fit into place, right down to a cool day to work the cattle. The heifers and bulls all had to be individually "IDed" by a vet to satisfy Minnesota state regulations. While running them through the chute, we also gave a second foot-rot preventative vaccine and a pink-eye prevention shot, along with pour-on fly control.

Shortgrass said:
Tell Kosmo that we've had some wind like that here, too.

This is a pretty windy country to hold those size eleven boots out that straight in the air. :wink:

gcreekrch said:
Your cattle are doing well in spite of lack of moisture.

Hope someone took the duck to water. :D

Is JF about to scratch his head over your trucking bill? Liners run about $5.50 per loaded mile or $140 per hr round trip up here.

I should have said, "a duck wishing it was stuck in the muck." :wink:

The trucking bill came to $7100 for three liners to go 604 miles, with 69 head on each load. It wasn't as bad as I thought it could be.

R A said:
Great pictures! I've been enjoying the pictures you've posted lately! I think it is neat how it always looks like you guys are on top of things!

Thanks, R A. We aren't nearly as "on top of things" as it might look. One thing about it though, the Good Lord is. His shoulders are a lot broader than mine, so it is pretty easy to just ask Him for help. He always comes through. :)
 

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I arrived in Merriman about an hour early and wanted to find the church so that I wasn't late. Not only did I pass the church 3 times, but I also passed as I later explained to LazyWP, "a goofy 3 wheeled thing". He told me that was Sparky's creation.

No real point to the story, just thought it was neat seeing it again from a few thousand miles away.
 

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I really enjoy your pictures. How do you keep your cattle out of the stock tank? We have a set up just like that on some ground my dad just bought and the first hot day half the herd was in the tank. After everyone did their buisness in the tank then they decided they didn't want to drink out of it. We built a rail around it so they can't crawl in. From the looks of your herd you have it built up nice. The cost of hauling them back and forth for one year isn't much if you figure you keep your high quality heifers lasting for the next 8 years. A lot of people think a person should just sell and then buy back, but how do you know exactly what your buying.
 

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