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September 9, 2011

Soapweed

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Another beautiful but breezeless day

We have had several in a row, and the windmills are hard pressed to keep up with pumping water. Had to move some cattle
around today so they could be sure to get a good drink.

Hay that got baled before the day was through

This was low ground hay which was too wet to get earlier.

The newest resident of the ranch

Hope his ears don't freeze off in this seventy degree September weather.

He could get lost in the jungle.

An older model born in March

Snarfing the good stuff

He nose it's good. :roll:

Flies flying in formation

Sparky banking a tank

With his Bob Cat

A couple friends who came along for the ride

Sundown scene

Moon over the meadow

Indigo moon
 

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Although we can get wind here I doubt enough consistent wind blows to keep water tanks full. How often do you run into a lack of wind problem? Are the better times of the year than others for wind? We have moved mostly to solar power as a remote water pumping source. The only windmills here pump power or are cell tower disguises.
 

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per said:
Although we can get wind here I doubt enough consistent wind blows to keep water tanks full. How often do you run into a lack of wind problem? Are the better times of the year than others for wind? We have moved mostly to solar power as a remote water pumping source. The only windmills here pump power or are cell tower disguises.

We get lots of wind. Windmills work wonderfully about fifty weeks each year. Often there is one week in the summer and one week in the winter where we have to move cattle around or use pump jacks to water cattle. Three days without wind can be handled easily enough, but when it is still longer than that we run into problems. There was barely enough breeze yesterday afternoon to pump water for a couple hours. A little breeze was also available last Wednesday, but other than those two occasions there really hasn't been any wind all week. Tomorrow it is supposed to blow 10-15 mph out of the southwest, and on Monday it is forecast to come out of the northwest at 10-20 mph. It won't be long we'll once again be complaining about too much wind. :wink: :)
 

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Your $900 bills are doing good Soapweed. :wink:

Is that one helper training to be a highway maintenance employee or is he an experienced worker? :lol:
 

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