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My Darling Wife caught this picture of a moth the other day and I found it interesting.  Taken 8/15/2007.
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My Darling Wife caught this picture of a moth the other day and I found it interesting. Taken 8/15/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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My Great-Granddad's brand carved in Chimney Rock and the date 1927.  If nothing else proves Great-Granddad was a farmer at heart, his choice of brand proves it.  He used both an X and a B in his brand which both blotch something fierce when applied.  The brand is still in the family even though it isn't used anymore since it is such a poor brand.  Taken 6/4/2007.
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My Great-Granddad's brand carved in Chimney Rock and the date 1927. If nothing else proves Great-Granddad was a farmer at heart, his choice of brand proves it. He used both an X and a B in his brand which both blotch something fierce when applied. The brand is still in the family even though it isn't used anymore since it is such a poor brand. Taken 6/4/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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We had a little fire yesterday and I truly believe this helicopter saved the day for us.  We got it under control and only burned about 50-75 acres.  The next couple of days will be busy with short nights and long days watching the fire cool down and not leave its containment.  Taken 8/6/2007.
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We had a little fire yesterday and I truly believe this helicopter saved the day for us. We got it under control and only burned about 50-75 acres. The next couple of days will be busy with short nights and long days watching the fire cool down and not leave its containment. Taken 8/6/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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Out spraying knapweed now.  With the new firefighting rig I figured I had a good way to fill the sprayer on the 4 wheeler so I cut down an old horse trailer to haul the 4 wheeler around.  Boy this rig sure works great.  Almost looks professional, don't it.   Taken 7/31/2007.
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Out spraying knapweed now. With the new firefighting rig I figured I had a good way to fill the sprayer on the 4 wheeler so I cut down an old horse trailer to haul the 4 wheeler around. Boy this rig sure works great. Almost looks professional, don't it. Taken 7/31/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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It's been pretty hot and sunny lately.  These clouds were sure nice.  Taken 7/10/2007.
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It's been pretty hot and sunny lately. These clouds were sure nice. Taken 7/10/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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With haying over I finally got the fire fighting rig mounted up.  I got it new last year at the end of fire fighting season, what planning, and it has never been used.  I would like to keep it that way but I know it's impossible.  I am going to use it for a feed tank to my sprayer on my 4 wheeler when I am chasing knapweed.  I figure it will work good for that.  Taken 7/13/2007.
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With haying over I finally got the fire fighting rig mounted up. I got it new last year at the end of fire fighting season, what planning, and it has never been used. I would like to keep it that way but I know it's impossible. I am going to use it for a feed tank to my sprayer on my 4 wheeler when I am chasing knapweed. I figure it will work good for that. Taken 7/13/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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Another shot of the plane that was spraying the alfalfa earlier in June.  The  angle I was at and the windmill there made for an interesting perspective.  Taken 6/2/2007.
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Another shot of the plane that was spraying the alfalfa earlier in June. The angle I was at and the windmill there made for an interesting perspective. Taken 6/2/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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When I was riding the other day I come across this.  It was so wet around here this spring, some of the hillsides slipped downhill a little bit.  I had seen quite a few smaller area that slipped but this one is the biggest I have seen yet.  The last time I seen it wet enough for this kind of behavior was the spring of 1979 when it was so wet in this country.  Taken 6/26/2007.
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When I was riding the other day I come across this. It was so wet around here this spring, some of the hillsides slipped downhill a little bit. I had seen quite a few smaller area that slipped but this one is the biggest I have seen yet. The last time I seen it wet enough for this kind of behavior was the spring of 1979 when it was so wet in this country. Taken 6/26/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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I know it is a little hard to see, but there is a bunch of mud bird nests in these rocks.  I had never seen so many in this particular spot before.  Taken 6/13/2007.
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I know it is a little hard to see, but there is a bunch of mud bird nests in these rocks. I had never seen so many in this particular spot before. Taken 6/13/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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It's kind of fun haying this year.  I am getting enough hay that I don't mind doing it.  This field is going about 1 1/3 ton to the acre.  It is my poorest field so it will only get better after this.  Pretty good for dry land hay.  I am baling some small bales for now to have a few thousand on hand then I will start up the big baler and really get to putting some hay up.  No snowballs for the cows this winter.  Taken 6/19/2007.
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It's kind of fun haying this year. I am getting enough hay that I don't mind doing it. This field is going about 1 1/3 ton to the acre. It is my poorest field so it will only get better after this. Pretty good for dry land hay. I am baling some small bales for now to have a few thousand on hand then I will start up the big baler and really get to putting some hay up. No snowballs for the cows this winter. Taken 6/19/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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A calf being drug into the branding fire at our recent branding of odds and ends.  My Darling Wife was playing photographer here. Taken 6/9/2007.
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A calf being drug into the branding fire at our recent branding of odds and ends. My Darling Wife was playing photographer here. Taken 6/9/2007. (Sarpy Sam)
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Gathering cattle in the early morning.  The sun was coming up and really highlighting the scene.  The dew was really heavy and you can see the tracks in the grass.  The rider is my youngest girl poking the cows along.  Taken 6/3/2007.
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Gathering cattle in the early morning. The sun was coming up and really highlighting the scene. The dew was really heavy and you can see the tracks in the grass. The rider is my youngest girl poking the cows along. Taken 6/3/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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The weather finally cleared up enough for the guy to come spray the weevil.  It's been years since I had to spray my alfalfa for anything.  It didn't seem to bother the cattle much.  Taken 6/2/2007.
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The weather finally cleared up enough for the guy to come spray the weevil. It's been years since I had to spray my alfalfa for anything. It didn't seem to bother the cattle much. Taken 6/2/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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A simple pine cone.  They really caught my eye the other day.  Taken 5/11/2007.
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A simple pine cone. They really caught my eye the other day. Taken 5/11/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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An interesting piece of fence engineering by an interesting rock formation.  Taken 5/4/2007.
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An interesting piece of fence engineering by an interesting rock formation. Taken 5/4/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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