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McCoy on his red pony

The heifers are checking out McCoy and his new outfit

The heifers are checking out McCoy and his new outfit

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks

 

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Tubing on the Little Snake

Siobhan and her cousins Emily, Matthew and Jack tubing in the Little Snake

Siobhan and her cousins Emily, Matthew and Jack tubing in the Little Snake
photo by Jim Roberts

Meghan and I took Siobhan, Seamus, Maeve and Tiarnan tubing today.  The photo above is from three weeks ago, when the water was higher.  We had the opportunity to teach the kids such terms as “run aground”, “bottomed out”, and “becalmed”–but luckily not “holed”. Seamus kind of sailed along, as he is a skinny guy on his own tube.  Some of us, with more weight on board, tended to hang up on the rock, which were prominent and mossy. Some adult women even had to climb out of the big tubes and drag them past the rocks.  This was one instance where we were stymied by our rock structures in the river. We normally have a lot of pride in them.  On the other hand, we did get plenty of exercise.  Sadly, we didn’t have a waterproof camera, so did not capture these moments. We also discovered that at the confluence of the Little Snake and Battle Creek, the incoming water tends to make one float upstream.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Events, Family, Folks

 

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Siobhan the 4-Her and the Carbon County Fair

We are back in the Fair business.  After a hiatus of several years, we are once again fully involved with our  county fair.  Siobhan is nine, and old enough for 4-H.  She took three projects–steer, sewing and shooting sports. Of course, since we are the “flock contractors” for the annual mutton busting, we never really left the fair scene.  Still–there’s nothing like having one of your own competing and participating.One of the great things about attending the fair is the opportunity to connect with old friends from all around the county. At the style review, I could sense my Mom checking the seams. She was a sewing leader in our community for 32 years. If she asked, “Are YOU satisfied with that?” you’d know that she wasn’t.

Someone asked me what I had been up to.  I replied, “I don’t know–last time I looked up, it was the middle of April.”

Siobhan modeling at Savery Museum

Siobhan modeling at Savery Museum

Savery Savers sewers

Savery Savers sewers

Meghan, Tiarnan, Siobhan and Pepper--Meghan won the whitest legs contest

Meghan, Tiarnan, Siobhan and Pepper–Meghan won the whitest legs contest

Siobhan showing Pepper, with a lot of help from her leader, Jack Cobb

Siobhan showing Pepper, with a lot of help from her leader, Jack Cobb

advice from the judge

advice from the judge

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Animals, Cattle, Events, Family, Folks

 

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Big Wind

The wind was not here for long, but it was mighty.  photo by Jim Roberts

The wind was not here for long, but it was mighty.
photo by Jim Roberts

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Events, Nature and Wildlife

 

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