Monthly Archives: July 2013

Going Left to Go Right

Our calves were on the Cattle Country Video Auction on Monday so we headed down to Gearing Nebraska to watch them sell. Traveling with my family is always an interesting experience.  Dad has a tendency to say things over and … Continue reading

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The Hat

He goes by many names.  Legend has it that back in the day they called him Wild Horse, Hawkeye, Cowboy Jim, Roper Jim,  Careful Jim (I don’t believe that one), Slugger, Speedy Jim, Trucker Jim, Bronco Buster, Cooker Jim, John … Continue reading

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Rodeo Week

In the midst of moving cattle, fighting fire and playing at the lake, it was also Fair and Rodeo week last week.  And Anne also had a bout with the stomach flu. I’m tired just remembering it. Hadley and Ashley … Continue reading

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Moving Cattle

Every year on July 1st we start moving our cows to our Soldier Creek pasture.  We do that to give the grass in the Bates Creek pasture a rest.  It usually takes 3 or 4 days.  We aren’t taking them … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Beach Resort

There’s a very exclusive beach resort, who’s location I cannot disclose because that’s just how exclusive it is, that we were lucky enough to hang out at the other day. The proprietors are Tarver and Sally, two of my very … Continue reading

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Fire on the Mountain

Last year we were on high alert, constantly, for fires.  It seemed we were surrounded by fire all summer but we lucked out and though we breathed in a lot smoke we never got burned.  This year we’d kind of … Continue reading

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4th of July Traditions

Last week we celebrated the 4th of July at Bates Creek.  It was a traditional holiday. There was food Friends Casey’s taco dip Heavy bike traffic Justin and Lynn’s Fishing Academy Somehow every year I have to help Mom in … Continue reading

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