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Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:18 pm
by Silver
Such a pretty time of year is seemed like I should be taking pics today.

Random calf.
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Fall colours and green grass
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Some replacements. Hope they are bred.
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Again, but from further away
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Wrapped bales in the valley
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Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:31 pm
by snoopdog
Silver wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Such a pretty time of year is seemed like I should be taking pics today.

Random calf.
Image

Fall colours and green grass
Image

Some replacements. Hope they are bred.
Image

Again, but from further away
Image

Wrapped bales in the valley
Image
I'm glad you did, you guys always astound me with the beautiful country, and cattle. Nice hay pile, I know you're going to need it. I used to read a book by a guy , in the Peace river country, when I was a kid, must've read it 1000 times, thank you.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:32 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:38 pm
by Bright Raven
Beautiful. The cattle are absolute tanks!

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:47 pm
by Silver
snoopdog wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:31 pm
I'm glad you did, you guys always astound me with the beautiful country, and cattle. Nice hay pile, I know you're going to need it. I used to read a book by a guy , in the Peace river country, when I was a kid, must've read it 1000 times, thank you.
Thanks. Do you happen to remember what that book was or who it was by?

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 pm
by gcreekrch
Might be a PITA but the rain sure made a lot of folks good grass managers this summer. We have our 30 acres of grain to cut yet but think haying is pretty much over, maybe another 100 bales of silage. Cows and matches will harvest the rest. Bought 500 ton of hay last Monday. Sending replacement heifers to the feedlot.

Any bets the books are R D Symons? I sure enjoyed "The Broken Snare" several times as a kid.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:51 pm
by Silver
gcreekrch wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Might be a PITA but the rain sure made a lot of folks good grass managers this summer. We have our 30 acres of grain to cut yet but think haying is pretty much over, maybe another 100 bales of silage. Cows and matches will harvest the rest. Bought 500 ton of hay last Monday. Sending replacement heifers to the feedlot.

Any bets the books are R D Symons? I sure enjoyed "The Broken Snare" several times as a kid.
I was guessing it was one of Bob’s books too. He wrote a few and was a pretty good story teller, not to mention a pretty fair artist. What used to be his place borders ours.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:19 am
by Luckiamute
Beautiful country, great looking cattle, and look at all of that green grass you still have. I'm envious! :)

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:27 am
by wbvs58
Amazing country Silver. So, do you sit back now and wait for the snow????

Ken

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 am
by Silver
wbvs58 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:27 am
Amazing country Silver. So, do you sit back now and wait for the snow????

Ken
Lol, no, the snow will be what shuts us down though.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:06 pm
by Jeanne - Simme Valley
Beautiful!!! those heifers are tanks. Nice!

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 pm
by snoopdog
Silver wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:47 pm
snoopdog wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:31 pm
I'm glad you did, you guys always astound me with the beautiful country, and cattle. Nice hay pile, I know you're going to need it. I used to read a book by a guy , in the Peace river country, when I was a kid, must've read it 1000 times, thank you.
Thanks. Do you happen to remember what that book was or who it was by?
Oh yes, Bradford Angier, Living in the woods on pennies a day, would love to read it again.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:25 pm
by wbvs58
Silver wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 am
wbvs58 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:27 am
Amazing country Silver. So, do you sit back now and wait for the snow????

Ken
Lol, no, the snow will be what shuts us down though.
Things look so barren and bare when it is covered in snow yet I suspect it does a lot of good for the country, the moisture when it melts and does the cover over those months mulch the existing grasses and manures into the soil?

Ken

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:48 pm
by Silver
wbvs58 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Silver wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:55 am
wbvs58 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:27 am
Amazing country Silver. So, do you sit back now and wait for the snow????

Ken
Lol, no, the snow will be what shuts us down though.
Things look so barren and bare when it is covered in snow yet I suspect it does a lot of good for the country, the moisture when it melts and does the cover over those months mulch the existing grasses and manures into the soil?

Ken
We only have an average annual precip. of about 16" including snow moisture, so if we weren't frozen for 6 months this place would look something like your outback I think. And yes, I think there is a mulching effect during the winter and spring months.

Re: Random Pics Sept 15, 2019

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:15 pm
by Silver
snoopdog wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Silver wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:47 pm
snoopdog wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:31 pm
I'm glad you did, you guys always astound me with the beautiful country, and cattle. Nice hay pile, I know you're going to need it. I used to read a book by a guy , in the Peace river country, when I was a kid, must've read it 1000 times, thank you.
Thanks. Do you happen to remember what that book was or who it was by?
Oh yes, Bradford Angier, Living in the woods on pennies a day, would love to read it again.
Interesting, thanks. It's odd that I haven't heard of him, a google search told me he spent many years in Hudson's Hope, a small town (village actually) very near me, and wrote quite a bit while there.