I know, not everyone is a BSU fan, but they did play their opener against their old coach, Coach Pete. BSU played a great game the first half, and then it seemed as if they forgot to show up the second half. All I have to say is thank God the game did not go any longer than it did. With that said, they still won the opener. Okay if I have to, so did the Oregon Ducks.
Now on to real business I guess. Usually we are the driest spot in Idaho, but on the 8th of August we got really dumped on as well as hailed on. Record amount of moisture. Brian’s brother is just a mile away he got less than a quarter inch and we received over 63 hundredths of an inch in about ten minutes. Wow it really came down. Sounded as if a river was running past our house, and we live nowhere near running water.
The grass is drying out though, and man there is a lot of it. We sure hope it does not burn off as the Soda Fire in the western part of Owyhee County did. That was just under 300,000 acres and about 20 miles from us, but it sure messed up some ground, burned out completely at least two ranchers and put several horses out of feed for at least two years. How devastating for all involved. Ranchers in the John Day area are experiencing the same thing. This fire currently stands at just over 110,000 acres.
Brian and I did go to Portland, Oregon the last week in August and do a Meet the Makers in-store for Whole Foods on Burnside. What a great bunch of people we cooked for and talked to. Helen is the stores marketing manager and she was sure good to us, as well as all the folks in the meat department. Brian and I both had a great time listening to the live music and talking to the other vendors.
Everyone here on the ranch is doing well, at least for us. We sure hope all is going well in your neck of the woods. Until next time.
Pictures: My yard right after the downpour.
A sunset during the Soda Fire.
The in-store at Whole Foods in Portland, Oregon.
Sage chickens getting a drink.
Sage chicken flying past our stock trailer.