Friday, December 8, 2017

Day work...



Friends say it's cold and wet up at the Fort.  Ah, I remember cold mornings on a snorty horse gathering cattle.  Those shipping home for the winter are back in RB now where the weather has been pretty darn nice.  We have lots of grass due to the early rains, and it has some strength to it from mild sunny days.

Here's a photo of two of my friends, ranch wives, after their last load out of the Fort.  You couldn't ask for more than to have them on your crew.



Showed the house again today. An older couple, lol... my age,  they loved it.  I baked cookies just before they came so the house smelled good.  Didn't have time to make bread, but the cookies were a hit.

I miscalculated when I thought I wouldn't be here for Christmas.  Late this summer I cleaned out all the boxes and boxes of Christmas stuff that mother had, loaded it up in Hank and took it to the Hope Chest. Thankfully, I did hold on to the tree that I got for Dad.  Now I've had to scramble to find Christmas decorations to put up.  Gotter done, though it's more than a bit minimal.

Got the gutters cleaned today, yay!  New window goes in garage entry door on Sat. Next big project is cleaning up and arranging all the stuff in the garage.



just because...




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  1. It looks like cold work up on the ranch.

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    1. Makes it doubly nice to get back home to a warm fire and a toddy.

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  2. It's cold work in the winter here and often wet. I love Ian Tyson's music. A guy who I sort of met through chat rooms (never real time) considered that the ultimate cowboy song. Now I'll be humming it all day lol

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    1. Rain,
      Coldest I ever been was a horseback in Oregon gathering heifers in the sleet & snow. Don't ever want to do that again.
      Glad you liked the song, kinda catchy isn't it.

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  3. I hope you sell your house soon. Glad you at least have a tree to enjoy! The weather has been so nice. Next week 70+ I hear. Wow that is a welcome change.(-: We do need more rain soon though. The cows are here too. I have to be sure to keep gate closed. After not doing that all Summer it is hard to remember. I don't want to wake up with a cow looking in my window.(-:

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    1. CiNdEe,
      More people have been showing some interest in the house.
      I haven't looked at the long range weather forecast. Friends are hoping for rain soon so the feed keeps coming.
      Rather a cow looking in my window than a lot of other things these days...

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  4. What happened to the Victorian House couple? I thought you won them over.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      The place won them over. They put their house on the market, and there has been a good deal of interest in it. Hoping they get it sold soon, then they will buy this place. In the mean time I can't afford to not show it to others that are interested.

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  5. So good progress is being made... Reminds me, I need to do cookies... sigh

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    1. Old NFO,
      Yep, slowly. Homemade cookies are good for you.

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  6. The horse looks like a day's work.

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    1. Well Seasoned Fool,
      He does look pretty well done in doesn't he.

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  7. Ian Tyson? Interesting choice.

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    1. BW Bandy,
      Fellow Canadian of yours, if memory serves me.

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  8. It is not even that cold here and I can't stand to take water out for the pets.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Hope you are doing ok! I know I sure wouldn't do as well in that cold as I did in my younger days.

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  9. Wishing you and yours the happiest Holiday Season. Love Granny Annie

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    1. Granny Annie,
      Prayers for a wonderful Christmas for you and your family.
      Much love, Brig

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  10. Glad you had the tree to put up, having a tree seems to really make it so much more festive!
    Ian Tyson ranches just south of my hometown (city). He's still going strong in his 80's and performing live...so great!

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    1. Jenn,
      The tree twinkling away reminds me of that mischievous twinkle in Dad's eyes!
      Cool that Ian Tyson is still performing!

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