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Colonel's Blog, Earthdate 4 August 2023...

Hey Y'all!

Good evening and happy Fast-Jet-Friday!! The pic today is the Mighty-Mighty F-15E flying low in Wales this week. Training rules dictate that you can’t exceed 120 degrees of bank when flying low, so that’s what you’re looking at…120 degree bank ridge crossing. You must turn past 90 degrees so that as you crest the ridge, you can pull the jet back into the low-level structure. When your life depends on staying low to evade radar coverage, you better be good at staying low. This pic is of a pilot that takes that training seriously! Although the temps peaked around 92 degrees today, the heat index was 108 and it was HOT! We spent the morning tending to the animals, except it lasted until mid-afternoon when we had to leave to pick up feed before they closed at 1630. I think Shelley put on dry clothes 4 times today. During morning staff meeting, we discussed the fact that we are working for the guardian dogs and that was leading to a teeny, tiny, bit of frustration on our part. We came to the realization that the dogs are being exactly what they are and we need to change things up a bit. As a result, we gave the dairy cows and rams new grass and put 2 guardian dogs in with them. We also gave the bottle lambs a new, big paddock and put 2 guardian dogs in with them. We also gave the beef herd new grass and cleaned up the step-ins and poly-wire. We cleaned up the bottle lamb paddock and dog areas. We picked up the trampoline that was still in the yard from the storm. We mowed the areas that needed mowing from the lamb and dog areas. Then we changed out the hitch on the truck, hooked up the trailer, and went to pick up feed. When we got it back, we picked up the bags of remaining feed with the tractor and put the remaining feed into the new bags of feed, consolidating like feeds into one bag. I posted a pic of the beef chicken feed, basically cracked GMO-free grains and vitamins/minerals. As soon as we got that complete, it was time for evening rounds and milking. Whew! Busy day taking care of Animals!

Local Farm Report for 3 August 2023:


24 Chicken eggs

7 Duck eggs

6 1/2 Gallons of milk

88 Pounds of lamb in the freezer

244 pounds of beef in the freezer


Psycho & Shelley

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You look a lot like your Grand-Dad W.E,in your picture,I really miss him.Take care,sweet people,love you.



Thank you! I think he would love our farm, but our paths are too rough for him to drive as fast as he liked to!

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