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Friday, June 13, 2014

Wash Out!

We have had quite a bit of ran over the past two weeks.
Close to 7 inches all together!
Praise The Lord!
The ponds are full and over flowing!
 So much that I had to save this little fish, as he was caught in the overflow.
The pond at the house is up to the dock!

Along with all the rain, comes the checking of water gaps.

As we were driving past the pasture we hold for the weanlings, Flower Boy noticed something wasn't right.
 There were cattle on our side of the fence.
 These longhorns belong to one of Flower Boy's cowboy friends.

We love he, his wife and their baby girl.
Matt and Mel are The Big Kids age.
We hang out with them often.
Flower Boy and Matt look out for each other, ride pastures together and help each other cowboy when needed.
Matt leases the pasture on the other side of the fence.

Matt, you have a new baby calf.
Where is my momma?
 What are you looking at?
Don't you know the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence?

There is a gate, in the fence line, between the two pastures.
Flower Boy opens the gate.
  The longhorns walk back to their pasture.

Time to investigate how the longhorns got into our pasture.

We have a Wash Out!
In this blog post, we shared with you the necessity to place a water gap panel going with the flow of the rushing water, so it washes out or gives way when something heavy gets caught as it flows down stream.
The above photo is why.
Had we not, the entire fence may have gone with the panel.

Flower Boy cleans off the panel.
 Pushes the post into the ground.
 Wires the panel to the bank posts.
 And the water gap is good to go!
  You can see the trail, on the other side, where the longhorns cross the creek.
When the panel washed out, it blocked their trail.
That is when they decided to take the detour.

Happy Trails!
Rancher Girl

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