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Crested Wheat Grass.  There is quite a lot of this domesticated grass scattered all over the country any more.  It spreads like weeds.  The cattle don't particularly like it when it is tall and old like this but will eat it if there is nothing else around.  A little rain at this time of year will cause it to sprout at the roots again and then the cows really love it.  They reach down in the plant to get at the green and end up with a bunch of the old grass too.  Really makes for good feed, I just need some rain.  Taken 8/14/2006.
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Crested Wheat Grass. There is quite a lot of this domesticated grass scattered all over the country any more. It spreads like weeds. The cattle don't particularly like it when it is tall and old like this but will eat it if there is nothing else around. A little rain at this time of year will cause it to sprout at the roots again and then the cows really love it. They reach down in the plant to get at the green and end up with a bunch of the old grass too. Really makes for good feed, I just need some rain. Taken 8/14/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Full moon in the early morning sky.  Taken 8/10/2006.
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Full moon in the early morning sky. Taken 8/10/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Not very often is the year right to get Buffalo Berries, but this year they are out in full force.  We are not big jelly fans around here but if I wanted My Darling Wife to make some it would be from these.  They make the sweetest, best jelly in the world.   it ought to be as hard as they are to pick, but well worth it.  Taken 7/31/2006.
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Not very often is the year right to get Buffalo Berries, but this year they are out in full force. We are not big jelly fans around here but if I wanted My Darling Wife to make some it would be from these. They make the sweetest, best jelly in the world. it ought to be as hard as they are to pick, but well worth it. Taken 7/31/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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One of the crews vehicles that were in fighting the fire.  The license plates indicate they are from the Bozeman area.  They were unable to use these vehicles because part of the fire was in such rough country they were up doing hand work.  Taken 8/1/2006.
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One of the crews vehicles that were in fighting the fire. The license plates indicate they are from the Bozeman area. They were unable to use these vehicles because part of the fire was in such rough country they were up doing hand work. Taken 8/1/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Snow falling gently and peacefully.  In a way avery soothing sight.  Taken 1/8/2006.
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Snow falling gently and peacefully. In a way avery soothing sight. Taken 1/8/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Boy the smoke was laying in here thick yesterday morning.  I am not sure which fire it was from.  I heard rumors there was one down towards the mouth of Tullock creek and the paper says there is one down by Lodge Grass.  All I know is that it was smoky and miserable and HOT.  Taken 7/27/2006.
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Boy the smoke was laying in here thick yesterday morning. I am not sure which fire it was from. I heard rumors there was one down towards the mouth of Tullock creek and the paper says there is one down by Lodge Grass. All I know is that it was smoky and miserable and HOT. Taken 7/27/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Installing a large mining equipment tire for a stock tank.  After getting it in place you put concrete in the middle to seal it.  I got a very poor batch of cement and ended up having to break the cement back out and try again.  I bought some better quality cement and will try again.  Taken 7/18/2006.
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Installing a large mining equipment tire for a stock tank. After getting it in place you put concrete in the middle to seal it. I got a very poor batch of cement and ended up having to break the cement back out and try again. I bought some better quality cement and will try again. Taken 7/18/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Our little fire burning on a ridge top.  The paper says it is about 70 acres.  put the fire out and lined where needed before the crew got there.  We left it in their capable hands.  Taken 7/15/2006.
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Our little fire burning on a ridge top. The paper says it is about 70 acres. put the fire out and lined where needed before the crew got there. We left it in their capable hands. Taken 7/15/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Something I haven't seen for a few years now, wild plums.  The springs have been so cool that they normally freeze out every year.  This year they didn't but I thought the blight got most of them.  I see it didn't since I found quite a few.    Taken 7/7/2006.
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Something I haven't seen for a few years now, wild plums. The springs have been so cool that they normally freeze out every year. This year they didn't but I thought the blight got most of them. I see it didn't since I found quite a few. Taken 7/7/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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A sample of our own personal fireworks display at the ranch. Taken 7/4/2006.
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A sample of our own personal fireworks display at the ranch. Taken 7/4/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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A sample of our own personal fireworks display at the ranch.  Taken 7/4/2006.
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A sample of our own personal fireworks display at the ranch. Taken 7/4/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Boy was I glad to get horseback again.  I had spent way to many hours on a tractor seat and needed to get out riding again.  Now if it was just a little cooler.  Taken 6/28/2006.
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Boy was I glad to get horseback again. I had spent way to many hours on a tractor seat and needed to get out riding again. Now if it was just a little cooler. Taken 6/28/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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The finished product.  The tank full of water and the fence put back in to separate the pastures.  I think it will work real good.  there are a few leaks thanks to the hired hand not tightening the bolts enough but I will be able to fix that in another year.  Taken 6/28/2006.
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The finished product. The tank full of water and the fence put back in to separate the pastures. I think it will work real good. there are a few leaks thanks to the hired hand not tightening the bolts enough but I will be able to fix that in another year. Taken 6/28/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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When I put a submersible pump in a well I hang it on black plastic but a few metal pieces are always required. When I put the pump in the new well with the big tank the other day I noticed the place of origin of all the metal pieces and had to take a picture of it.  Italy, Canada, Thailand and Taiwan.  The hired man said it was an international well.  I wondered about American manufacturing.  Just found the whole thing interesting.  Taken 6/14/2006.
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When I put a submersible pump in a well I hang it on black plastic but a few metal pieces are always required. When I put the pump in the new well with the big tank the other day I noticed the place of origin of all the metal pieces and had to take a picture of it. Italy, Canada, Thailand and Taiwan. The hired man said it was an international well. I wondered about American manufacturing. Just found the whole thing interesting. Taken 6/14/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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I got the tank installed at the new well I drilled.  It's a 25 foot steel tank with a cement bottom in it.  It supposed to hold 6000 gallons of water.  I can remember as a little boy my dad having trouble with water at this place and to this day water is a fight here.  It shouldn't be a problem any longer with this monster tank and a new well here.  The problem should be solved.  Taken 6/21/2006.
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I got the tank installed at the new well I drilled. It's a 25 foot steel tank with a cement bottom in it. It supposed to hold 6000 gallons of water. I can remember as a little boy my dad having trouble with water at this place and to this day water is a fight here. It shouldn't be a problem any longer with this monster tank and a new well here. The problem should be solved. Taken 6/21/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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