Another day, another nickle #15: When it's Spring Time in the Rockies(actually the Wolf Mountains)

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 04-04-2009 02:10 AM 4565 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello Folks,
I got to the lodge tonight and got on the computer for a spell. Still no internet at our house, maybe next week. right now it is snowing straight down and 12 inches are expected. We have been slopping in mud ever since we got here. Yesterday was pretty nice with temps in the high 40’s. My projects are now fence and getting a feed manger in the new barn here at Ash Creek. They got it wired today and now it’s up to me. I think I’ll post it as a project just for kicks. My tools are all in little storage sheds but I have a hope of new shop here next budget go-round. We are really enjoying only being 22 miles to town. We can even run in for dinner if we want. The young fellow I work for and I saddled up a couple 4 year old colts and went to check horses and ride some fence day before yesterday. It was snow, mud and overshoes with a lot of getting on and off of a colt that didn’t want to stand still. We are having a great time in spite of the weather. Our house is freshly remodeled and I have a brand new Chevy 4WD to drive. I will soon get my cattle and hopefully the guests will start to arrive. Summer is just around the corner. Here’s to ya all. I’ll check in from time to time.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 04-04-2009 02:23 AM


It is good to hear from you and that you are getting all settled in and ready for the summer push. Sounds like you are doing well and having a good time.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 04-04-2009 03:07 AM

Sounds like your having a blast Tom! Good to hear from you, take care!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 04-04-2009 03:38 AM

I thought about calling you and seeing how things were going.

Rita’s family got stuck up in Billings a couple of times and could not get back to Sheridan. It always seems to hit the hardest starting about 60 miles east of Billings.

Look forward to tales from the ranch.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 04-04-2009 03:41 AM

Thos: great to hear from you. Glad that parts of the job are falling into place. Or is it falling all over the place.

Come back Ya All. Ya Hear.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-04-2009 04:04 AM

Thomas, I just went back and read all your blog articles, was very delightful. I hope you understand what a treasure you are creating for your family, both immediate and extended. My wonderful wife does a lot of geneology work and once in a while she will come across a journal, or some interesting letters, it seems they always are most interesting when they include such personal entries as you have included in yours. I especially liked the one about the dance. Seems as we grow older we see things with different eyes.

You and your lady have that wonderful ability to “do what you must do” to “go on”. We are blessed to know you if only in a small way, and I don’t mean a small blessing.

Keep on blogging—I think you’ve got it. I like Todd’s title ”Tales From the Ranch”

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

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#6 posted 04-04-2009 05:40 AM

Our neighbor just moved his cattle on to our pasture and the baby calves are being baby calves. Almost enough to make me want to quit eating meat.

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 04-04-2009 06:47 AM

One door closed and a great big window has opened. I couldn’t be more pleased for you, Tom.

Dennis, maybe just give up veal?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 04-04-2009 07:37 AM

Hi Thomas

Good to here from you. Glad you and the wife made it there safely. Went on the internet and saw the ranch (Very Impressive!). It sounds like you have made the right move.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 04-04-2009 10:38 AM

Glad to see you are still hanging around here Thos.. Despite the bummer of the lack of accessibility to your tools, you seem very happy there.

We are looking forward to read more of those—aptly named by ToddTales From The Ranch.

Take care and enjoy life, ater all is way too short to spend it lamenting like some do.

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#10 posted 04-04-2009 03:41 PM

Very nice to here from you again. Do post some pics of the beautiful ranch and neighborhood when the season permits!

Best wish from us.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Will Mego

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#11 posted 04-04-2009 04:58 PM

I’d love to see any and all of the projects/barn/general area you post. Don’t hesitate!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#12 posted 04-04-2009 07:35 PM

Good to hear from you Thos. Glad you have settled in, sortta, and things are becoming familiar. You gotta be a versatile man to go thru what you’re goin thru right now. God Bless and keep ya both.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 04-04-2009 10:27 PM

Good to hear all is well Tom. I bet you can’t wait till summer has arrived.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 04-05-2009 04:30 AM

Tom, Glad to hear from you and I too will look forward to those tales and any projects you post. Sounds like you are settling in and should be ready to go by the time those tourists get there.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 04-05-2009 07:20 AM

Hi Tom;

Great to hear things are going well.

I hope you pull off the new shop idea.

Keep us posted.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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