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Monday, May 28, 2012

Set My Horses Free

When at last my mortal work is done,
And my days have dwindled down to one,
Hang my saddle on the Bunkhouse wall,
Mark well the day of this wrangler's fall,
Place my Silver Spurs upon my chest,
Lower me down in my grave to rest,
Then while they pray some words over me,
Go out and set all my horses free.
By George Mudge

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trailer, Gathering Remnants

Gathering Remnants

Filmmaker Kendall Nelson invites you to explore one of the most culturally significant icons of the American West— the cowboy.
In this DVD, filmed throughout Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas, today’s cowboys reflect on a timeless lifestyle and share the inner-workings of their personalities, quirks, and most intimate beliefs.
Gathering Remnants is a 50 minute documentary filmed in color and shot in Anamorphic Widescreen

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Brown Reluse

Meet Loxosceles reclusa, (aka brown recluse or violin spider)  a well-known member of the family Sicariidae (formerly placed in “Loxoscelidae”). This guy was just under my elbow which I placed atop the fence post to steady my camera. They are generally not aggressive until provoked like getting trapped in your shirt or boot. I seem to be immune to the venom as I have been bitten twice without any reaction but others bitten on the ranch have developed necrosis. The bite will look like two small blisters that eventually join together as one, at this time you need to get medical help unless you like quarter sized dimples or larger of missing skin. The ranch never had a brown recluse population until we started importing some of our hay from out of state.

Ghost Ranch

Known as a loner, O'Keeffe explored the land she loved often in her Ford Model A, which she purchased and learned to drive in 1929. She often talked about her fondness for Ghost Ranch and Northern New Mexico, as in 1943, when she explained: "Such a beautiful, untouched lonely feeling place, such a fine part of what I call the 'Faraway'. It is a place I have painted before . . . even now I must do it again."
photo by Ron Sheer  Buddies in the Saddle