#TBT : Comparison

After the work is done, payment comes in a good lunch!

Not much has changed…

Wordless Wednesday – “Harvest Before the Frost”


Testing Video Link

So… it’s easy to upload a video to Facebook.

I’m trying to see if I can link to it here, so everyone can see it… even those of you who aren’t on Facebook!

Testing to see how well this works… If I upload a video here, then link to it on my blog… it should work, right? People don’t have to have a Facebook account, or do they? But it will make them click through instead of just playing on my blog post? Oh, the questions!Two cow elk and their calves are spotted through the trees on my ride gathering cows last week. Not one of my best videos from horseback, but this will work for my test link from Facebook! Oh, if you listen over my camera noise… you can hear the cow elk snorting at me!

Posted by Red Dirt In My Soul on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Well, it looks like the correct link came through, so I will post this short video of some elk through the trees, just to see if I did this right and you let me know if it works for all of you!



Tess and I went back to the barn and finished it up!  Not that it doesn’t need reinforced, rebuilt, and rechinked, but we’ve done what we can until someone helps us put chicken wire up to stop critters from getting into the tack room.  (unfortunately, lots of things like chewing on the salt residue left by sweaty horses!)

Vernon helped us hang a new medicine cabinet, the last was built from an old Carnation Condensed Milk crate that was weak and small.

While clearing out the old… We found some neat items…

An old Hudson pump sprayer.  Two cans of Rawleigh’s antiseptic powder. Spohn’s Compound… “good for man or beast”.  An unknown powder from Virgil Humphrey’s vet clinic, “add one level teaspoon to horse’s feed”… Johnny thinks it was for “heaves”.

But my find that I now have sitting in my kitchen window…

That cool bottle on the right!  It has just the slightest purple tint, having been buried in a corner under hay and dust for who knows how long!  It did have a partial cork still in it, and nothing on the fragments of the label was legible.  It appears to be hand blown, or at least made by a poor mold as it sits slightly crooked.

Manganese dioxide was used in glass until around World War I to create clear, instead of greenish glass.  Put the glass in UV light, though, and it turns purple.  Remember me slicing my finger open a few weeks ago looking for “desert glass”?  Well, here’s a complete bottle!  You do realize that makes this bottle 100 years old?

It’s now living in my dirty kitchen window… catching lots of UV rays to deepen its purple tint.

I’d say that makes a good ending to the barn story!

I’m done!

Family Resemblance

They do it without realizing… Every time they do, and we catch them at it, we girls laugh… but there’s plenty of times we find ourselves doing the same thing, and we’re not blood related!

Is it because of our situation, lifestyle, or the fact that we spend so many hours together?  There’s no doubt we’re a family ranch!  For further proof, see Victoria’s photo post I shared on Facebook.

Oh, and the odd man out in this photo is my brother-in-law… obviously, he needs to hang out with us more!