Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Snow and watermelon

I'm still playing catch up. Here are a couple of recent things that have happened.

We got a couple inches of snow on the eighteenth of September. It melted off pretty fast though.

A shot looking towards Blue Mountain,

It also got cold enough to freeze the watermelon vines so we were forced to pick all of them. Fortunately we have a meat cooler to put them in.

Here is a picture of me with the biggest melon we harvested this year. It weight in at twenty-two pounds.

And a picture of it being cut up.

Recently it warmed up and has been really nice. We are in the process of hauling hay. I might make a blog post for that too.

I'm also hoping to get a blog post written about our trip to Hot Springs SD sometime.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Spring and summer recap

Now for the yearly post. Well, not quite that bad...

Early in June we got hit by a freak thunder storm. I would say it passed over in half an hour, but our rain gauge still showed eight tenths, but I have to wonder about its accuracy. One of our neighbors who lives a couple of miles up the creek got two inches and Buck got one and a quarter inches. The creek really ran. A few days later dad was riding in a draw and there was debris in the trees about eight feet high. The rain wasn't very widespread though because it was dusty about five miles away.

Here is a picture I took once the rain started letting up.

The trees got watered.

And so did the garden.

The water tank by the shop was overflowing.

Here is a picture I took of our field east of the house showing how tall the grass is.

Here are some pictures of some cows and calves.

Another interesting thing was when someone Dad and I know buzzed our place in a P-51 Mustang.

We went to several brandings this spring. Here are some pictures taken at the brandings.

DJ and Danny,

Dad, Jessi and DJ,

DJ on Comet,

Danny and Dad,

Dad and Jessi,