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Tammy’s Cowdogs…Facebook…added 15 new photos. 23 hrs · ~~ Peace on Earth ~~

Meeting the day, teens, skiff of snow, peaceful cattle, nuthatches twittering, lite breeze, damp air, cold hands, warm hearts, skippy little Liza my companion, rabbits munching weed-free hay, tracks in the chute and down the alley, calves munching hay, Mr. Tuesday and his mom, defrosting insulated backs, icy cow whiskers, yearlings grazing residue, gumballs, ‘x’ marks the spot, my cold hands on my mom’s back just like my dad used to do to her (lol…), happy Valentine’s day mom `xo xo’ Roy (my dad)…Friday the 13th in central Missouri NW Cole County.




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Tammy’s Cowdogs…Facebook…added 7 new photos. February 12 at 7:47pm · ~~ My Frozen Babies ~~

January 4th (Sunday) and January 6th (Tuesday) were ultra-cold days. I penned about two calves born on those days. Ms. Sunday and Mr. Tuesday. They have the same sire. Ms. Sunday’s mom is 14 and Mr. Tuesday’s mom is 17. Both those old rigs still have solid & good mouths, great feet, they are still milking good and they have raised calves every year of their productive mother lives. The 17 year old cow was a bawling weanling that rolled in here on a pot of heifers the year after my dad died. The 14 year old cow I raised and her grandmother was born the day my dad died in 1996. So these range sisters and I have quite a history together. And they have never had calves get cold enough to frost back their ears. It generally takes about 30 days for the frosted ears to begin to peel off and shorten up. It was cold again today, but before the day ended I thought I’d buzz down to see if I could get some pictures of the brother & sister. They are pretty nice calves even if they have shortened up ears. Mr. Tuesday is the little fella that had to be taken home to the barn and I helped him learn how to nurse. He would perk up and get all hungry excited when I’d talk to him and now he is the typical calf that you poured your heart and soul into to save. He looks at me now with a, “Who are you?” look. Kinda breaks your maternal heart to be forgotten so soon! ~Life in the pasture

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Tammy’s Cowdogs…Facebook…added 8 new photos. February 11 at 10:34pm · Edited · ~~ The Weak Regrouping ~~

There have been geese & ducks making their way N for over a week, maybe two. Flying really high, you cannot see them but you can hear them. Yesterday, a large bunch of different types of birds landed just at dark. This morning, about 1/2 of the birds were still here. There were 6 large white birds and 4 smaller white birds. There were some mallards in the flotilla and they quacked around with their distinctive quack, whack, whack. By mid afternoon, 1/2 the birds had left and the other 1/2 peddled with their faces to the W wind and they stayed in W forward motion. One small white bird was still here and laying in the same place on the bank…it was on the bank early in the morning and stayed on the bank until I tried to sneak up to take some pictures. Then the little white bird slowly went to the water and paddled around like it was looking for some of its other white friends. The little white bird let the wind take it E through the other geese and ducks, then it would turn around and paddle back W and inquired with the geese and ducks as it made its way to the bank again. Poor little white bird could hardly keep its eyes open. It paddled around with its eyes shut. Little dickens seems worn slick. And it is to get down in the single digits with the wind to pick up to 30 mph and snow after midnight. It best buddy up to some of the fat geese for some thermal love tonight. These are some really large and chubby geese. Even the mallards looked slick. Been a fine wintering place they were staying at for the last few months. My photos are a bit fuzzy…i was shaking so bad with cold hands & I was just not feeling the love of the cold, damp air. ~Whack, Quack, Quack


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Tammy’s Cowdogs…Facebook…added 2 new photos. February 10 at 8:13am ·
Look…frost on the winter pumpkins…oops, guess it is cow dung. It is good stuff those poo piles. It is going to be a day that is good “to the core”…sun is out, nuthatch birds are skampering up ‘n down the trees looking for the tree residents to poke their heads out for a glimpse of the sun. Ranching is a fun life…lots of diversity in a day or night. Lets one wish for “let there be peace on earth”…it sure can begin with me.

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Tammy’s Cowdogs…Facebook… added 6 new photos.February 7 at 10:01am · ~~ Then Night Began ~~

Last night coming home from the W. 1st I see the bright thing in the E sky. Look over my shoulder and behind me is a bright thing in the W sky. Then, the bright thing below Orion. Need to check these out again.


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Tammy’s Cowdogs …Facebook…added 3 new photos. February 5 at 7:31am · Last One?

May be one of the last single digit mornings with a little below zero chill. Best catch it, eh! The ole man in the moon is driving late again and still hanging out in the high W sky. I do see that the moon’s position of the cantaloupe fanny is on the left at 0700 and not on the right at 0400…wow…who spun the moon around? Ridin’ the tilt. Spring is in the air…I heard Nuthatch birds yesterday twittering and tweeting on the black walnut tree by the garden. I was cleaning up the E granary making ready for cattle cake and could hear the Nuthatches chattering while I chased the sparrow poop out the door. Watch your step when you go out this morning…that little layer of freezing rain is tricky and sneaky.


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