Saturday, March 24, 2018

No time like the present...

It has been cold and wet around here lately. Today it was just cold. 



Since Willie and I had agreed to go to RB with a friend to watch her grandson team rope, I layered up with a turtle neck, a flannel shirt, and a weatherproof jacket on top. On the bottom half there were a pair of leggings under jeans, and mocs with heavy socks.



  We had a good trip up, and though her grandson's header missed giving them a no time, it was great to see her grandkids.


Other high school ropers warm'n up.




As we were driving back into her place I took a pick of some of her yearlings.


She said "Don't take a picture of them now, wait a week when they won't be so scruffy look'n!"  
I told her, "If I take one now then I have an excuse for coming back in a week to take more pics!"

Up at the house I got to meet the newest member of her family,  a Minnie Aussie pup, named Cooper.  He is going to be her show & stud dog.
 

My friend's husband passed away recently.  She's a strong woman, and has lots of support from family and friends, still the transition is a big one.

 

26 comments:

  1. Cute puppy and sorry for your friend's loss. Good she has support as that makes a big difference from what I've seen.

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    1. Rain,
      Cooper is a hoot of a pup and pretty full of himself.
      There's a lot on her plate, she's handling it as best she can.

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  2. Love seeing the young people caring on family traditions.

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    1. Changes,
      These kids make me less concerned about the future of our country.

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  3. What a fun day! I love the mini aussies. Cooper is a cutie!
    I am so sorry for your friends loss.

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    1. CiNdEe,
      It was good to be back among my people.
      Cooper is a little terror at this stage of his puphood, and fun to watch.
      Thanks.

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  4. Your friend is lucky to have you to lean on.

    It's always gratifying to see young people doing healthy activities. It's hard to stare at your phone when you're on a horse.

    Cooper is trey beautiful!

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    1. Adrienne,
      She was there for me when the cowman died, it is the least I can do to be there for her.
      Country kids are for the most part raised up right, and both their parents are involved, which makes a huge difference!
      Cooper is a cutie, isn't he.

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    2. Well Seasoned Fool,
      Question for you. For some reason blogger won't let me into your blog, can you e-mail me the secret code!

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    3. Don't know that any code is necessary. Others have had the same problem and then the problem went away. Perhaps you could try from another bloggers sidebar, like Old NFO.

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    4. Well Seasoned Fool,
      Thanks, it worked if I went through Jim's sidebar!

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  5. Sounds like a good trip, and thanks for being there for her!

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    1. Old NFO,
      It was a good trip, we both had sore jaws when we got back!
      Kind of you to tell me thanks, but she was there for me when I needed it.

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  6. This blog post had a lot going in it. I am sure you can relate to your friend who has lost her husband and the myriad thoughts, memories, and emotions that such a loss summons. And then there are horses, the roping, the new generations trying their hands at an age-old skill. For me, those photos of the horse, the yearlings, the saddled one--please send me photos that you think would make great paintings. I like to paint big animals close up. Maybe one big yearling colt by a fence...not head on...in a different position. And through the post was the cold weather and the gear that gals our age need to wear to stay warm. Here in AZ it is 75 degrees but so dang dry. Couldn't live here full-time, that's for sure.

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    1. Cheri,
      I can't take the cold like the old days, without layering up. 75 & dry sounds pretty good about now.
      Hope the bunch of horse photos sent will help with the painting. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  7. Those pictures remind me how beautiful it is out there. I haven't been out that way since 2007.

    We have a riding arena for the young people, here in North Georgia. But it's not as nice as that one. We do have a huge and modern 4H facility, and a 4H shotgun range, though.

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    1. Harry,
      There is a lot of beauty in N Calif. and in someways I will miss it. Things have gotten so far off the mark with the way the extreme left is running the show here that I don't want to stay.
      How awesome that you have a good 4-H facility and a shotgun range, yeehaw!
      The arena in the photos is part of our county's fair complex and is used by a multitude of organizations. We have the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale there as well as the Red Bluff Roundup among them.

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  8. May God bless and comfort you all on your loss.

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    1. Linda,
      thank you for the kind words, I will pass them on to her and her family.

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  9. We finally are seeing the Sun up here this morning. Of course that's after dropping an inch of snow over night.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      Good to hear you are still kick'n and the sun is shinning on you. Take care and don't over do it, bucko!

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  10. Mocs with socks! One of my favorite Suess Books!

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    1. SCOTT,
      LOL... Sure hope you are doing well!

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  11. Still working 7 on, one off, but I have Friday off this week, so I shall go out for fish! ( All you can eat fried fish on Fridays is a Wisconsin tradition. )

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    1. Blessed be this Easter Scott.

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