Wordless Wednesday – “Lotta Country”

(from a couple of weeks ago…)  (there’s a 500′ canyon just in front of me!)  (click on the puzzle below for some fun)

big horn mountains
previewLotta Country Puzzle


There may be ONE drawback to having grandkids so close…

And, granted, it may not be their fault… but they tend to be germbuckets, hauling home various bugs.  Not the kind with six legs either.

I think I’m over it… but Vernon continues to suffer.

Not bad enough that he couldn’t go out and dig up a broken waterline.  He just sent Brandon in the hole to do the soggy, mucky repair job!

Oh, well… I love my little germbuckets…



Cold Water

On our walk, Lucas and Eden decided the creek temperature has fallen below acceptable levels, and while a few weeks ago, they would have splashed across, in, and through… Today they paused at the edge to see if I was really going to cross the creek.



It seems to be a pretty slow time for me… There’s not a lot of work they need me for right now.  The guys are working on and off on a pipeline… is there a break, why don’t they have water here, is the storage tank full, what if we do this… all sorts of questions that inspire me to have the ultimate blank look on my face.

I’m not mechanical.  I’m not hydrological… I know that’s not a thing, but flowing water in pipelines can be kind of tricky… and I’m not your person for that duty.

I *can* be irritated that our huge generator that we use on the well was stolen.  We leave it in place… I mean, it’s huge, and heavy.  When the guys went out to get the water started again, after being off all summer, it was gone.  There’s no telling when it was stolen.  We (all the ranchers that use this grazing allotment) are going to have to pitch in and buy another one, because there’s some jerks out there, who helped themselves to our equipment.  I say jerks because… it’s BIG and HEAVY… not a one man job… and I hope you pulled some muscles lifting that thing.

OK, no I don’t.  My mother’s voice is echoing in my head once again.  So I will say to those jerks, uh, guys… Bless Your Hearts… I hope you can really use our generator to do good works…

and now…



Beauty Pic!