Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cope Creek

News Alert!  MacKenzie Lake came up 12 foot!

This is Cope Creek, aka "the Chili Bowl".  Newt posted a really cool video of it running (check it out on my Facebook page).  We get super excited about things like this!

And of course, they had to jump!  I just videoed!

Rail and Pake looking off the falls.

It's a pretty good ride over to Cope Falls.

We also had a poker run with a fairly large group! We met lots of new friends and had a great weekend!  If you haven't been out to the lake lately, it's worth a trip!

It Rained, Finally!

We got 3 inches of rain on June 7th!  It was amazing and scary.  We were across town at KD's cousins house.  We decided to leave about the time it hit.... It was a flood!  It was awesome!  So the next morning we got out to check everything.  Well we found 2 of our sprinklers upside down.

This sprinkler is new to the farm and had just been moved to this place.  The cotton (planted under the cover crop of wheat) is ok.  

We speculate that it may have been a little twister.

Just across the road to the south is the other sprinkler.  
It stinks, but again we're thankful for the rain!

The boys have been playing in the tail water pitt!

Got the old boat out (passed down from Tesla).  I bought 4 bottles of Flex Seal for them.  Did y'all know that stuff is $12.99 a can!?  

They also made a swing!  Who needs a swimming pool when you've got a tailwater pitt. Have I mentioned we're thankful for the rain?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Channing Branding 2014

I finally got a group picture this year. What a great group of guys:  Button, Dakota & Hunter (brothers), Braden, Walter, Powder, Dan, Shawn, Randy, Todd, Ty & Alan. 

Walter takes care of the ranch and our cows.  
He's pretty handy and we're really thankful to have him up there!

Tate and Pake gave shots.

Each cowboy gets to drag calves.  They all love it when it's their turn.

I usually take about 953 pictures, but this one is one of favorites.

I like to play like I'm a photographer, but clearly I"m not....  shadows....

I just love momma cows and their babies.  And when you're there in person, the cows are balling and belloring at their babies.  It's a beautiful sound... guess you just have to be there. 

I like horse's butt too...  random  lol

Sometimes I almost get ran over taking pictures.

Tate flanked a few.... 

KD, Walter and Alan discusses important matters... I'm guess something about cows... 

This young guy, Button, can drag calves like a pro.

I branded a few bunches.... hopefully I got the K on backwards...

We got to spend 2 nights at the ranch.  We always cook breakfast and a steak dinner for the crew.  It's just an all around fun time.  We are so thankful for all the cowboys that help!  And to top it all off, it rained almost an inch while we were there!