Another day, another nickle #17: Greetings from the land of the big sky

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 05-31-2009 01:52 AM 5332 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello everybody,
I got home last night to find that I again had the internet. I have checked up on a few of you to see what you’ve been up to and I find it pretty impressive. I, on the other hand, ride around all day and watch cows make Guacamole. Ever wonder why cowboys don’t eat Guacamole? Think about it. We have had our first guests at the lodge. It’s sure been good to eat Carleen’s great cooking. I think maybe she’s over trying to impress me but she sure has impressed our guests. My unit, The Flying V, has 800 cows. They are about calved out and we will be branding around the first of July. We are on an intensive grazing plan so it’s move, move, move. Get along little doggie, head ‘em up move ‘em out. They move pretty slow with calves that are less than a week old. None of this sounds very interesting. The country is beautiful with green grass and pine trees. I cut some trees out of the way of a fence line the other day and that’s as close as I’ve come to woodworking. I think of you all often and will be lurking and commenting as we go along. Good luck everyone.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 02:17 AM

great to hear from ya again. ... hope all is well

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 02:25 AM

Tom, good to see you both back safe & well. ride em cowboy.

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

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 02:44 AM

Hey Thoms.
It’s good to hear about the ranch life, sounds like very tough work. Keep checking in. see ya next time.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 02:50 AM

I was just thinking about you today as Rita and I walked our “doggies” on the rims.

I was hoping that things were going OK for you.

Thanks for the post.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 04:04 AM

Glad your back again, that cow guacamole is great stuff.

I can smell it from here.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 05:18 AM

Mr “T” Glad to see you are among the connected.

It’s great to hear from you again. Keep us informed fron Blue Sky Country or what every you call that “Hell Forsaken Place” LOL

Has the snow stopped?

-- 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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#7 posted 05-31-2009 05:57 AM

800 head is a fair amount of Guacamole Tom. Nice to see you posting again.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#8 posted 05-31-2009 06:19 AM

Just the other day I was wondering how you are doing. It’s good to hear from you.

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#9 posted 05-31-2009 06:46 AM

My preference is cow guac over horse guac. Long as you don’t have to bottle, that’s fine livin…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 05-31-2009 12:27 PM

Always good to see you here Tom. I’m glad to hear that you can stop in now and then.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 02:41 PM

Hi Thos. Good to hear that you’re ok. Had to laugh about the cow guac. my Gramp. loved the smell of manure, he said to him it smelled like money. LOL. I’ll bet its beautiful out there about now. You got to tell us some camp fire stories. Wishing you well and peace in Gods country. God Bless you and Carleen, mike

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

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#12 posted 05-31-2009 02:47 PM

Hi Thomas;

You sound like John Wayne! Without the shooting.

Good to hear your staying out of trouble.

Say hello to Carleen for me.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 05-31-2009 05:22 PM

Good to here from you again, Thomas. Say Hi to the Missus for me (and Pam)

“My preference is cow guac over horse guac. Long as you don’t have to bottle, that’s fine livin…” ROTFL
Going to have to borrow that one.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 05-31-2009 06:02 PM

Your mention of cow guaq reminded me of my teen years at my Grandma’s farm.

On a hot July day, cleaning the calf pens, ”HOT, SWEATY, & ODIFEROUS! YUK”!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#15 posted 06-12-2009 04:02 AM

Thos. Glad to hear you are both doing well. Sounds gorgeous out there.
Look forward to seeing you around here.


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

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