Double D Ranch

15 Jun 19
Nouvelles Du Monde

Quand Luke Skywalker s’éloigne de la table de sa tante et de son oncle après s’être fait dire qu’il doit rester dans la ferme humide pendant une année supplémentaire, il se glisse dans les caves poussiéreuses et donne des coups de pied dans les rochers, maudissant silencieusement cette vie ensablée. Sur un ciel meurtri, Luke […]

15 Jun 19
Acordo Coletivo: Cidadania

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14 Jun 19
Red Bluff Daily News
The April 4, 1948 Red Bluff Daily News reported that 75 cattlemen stopped here last night on their annual California beef cattle tour with Nelson R. Crow, Pete’s grandfather, editor of the authoritative Western Livestock Journal. The cattlemen were from throughout the west, and two from South America. June 2-8, daughters Linda and Kendra, granddaughter Shay and I were in Montana on the WLJ Legacy Ranch Tour with 154 from CA, AZ, OR, WA, ID, NV, MO, TX, OK, KY, NE, TN, CO, MT, IA, UT, MN, KS, WY and two from Ringarooma, Tasmania. Missed some friends that were absent and welcomed some new comers. Our Tour Guides were Pete and Rita Crow, Jerry York and Michelle Morgan and Devin Murnin of Western Livestock Journal on the four buses, traveling 936 miles. We drove to Helena, instead of flying, arriving in time for the welcome dinner with a delicious 10 ounce flat iron steak, baked potato, string beans, tossed green salad and dessert. Bob Hall of Lexington, KY was recognized for induction to the prestigious “Saddle & Sirloin” Hall of Fame this fall. Noticed the hazy skies, and learned that Alberta, Canada has some bad forest fires, while we had heard nothing in California. The smoke was coming south in the atmosphere. Montana is very worried about more fires this summer. Castle Mountain Ranch, White Sulphur Springs, MT was our first ranch stop. Enroute we noticed the Jackleg fences along Lewis & Clark Highway 12. Two poles are crossed at the top with several strands of wire in center, with no post in the ground. This ranch has been owned by same family, Ward and Ward-O’Hara, for over 50 years. It is a cow/calf, and yearling operation, managed by David Fryer and his parents Ed and Bev. They have adapted their 1,700 head of Angus cattle to the local conditions and environment, since the climate is hard on cows. Ed said the cows cull themselves at 10 to 12 years of age. They calve cows in late February- early March, followed by the 350 – 400 replacement heifers. They feed hay mid-December to mid-May. This year the weather was good in January, but February had 24-30 inches of continuous snow with an East wind that was cold. They will wean the calves in October- November, with steers at 525 lbs and heifers at 475 lbs. Branding is in April and May, roping with a North Fork. The Double D on left rib has been used for 140 years on this ranch. The yearlings will weigh 925 lbs in September when sold, with some sold on Northern Livestock Video, after gaining 2.5 lbs per day. We saw the Percheron and Belgian draft horses that pull the hay sleds, and were told that they can feed 1,000 head of cattle in three hours. 80% of feeding is done with horses, and they will feed 4,000 tons of hay. The bales are 3×3 square bales, with 12 bales on a sled. The ranch cuts 1,200 to 1,500 acres of grass hay from late July to Labor Day, with flood irrigation from the North Fork Smith River. Use tractors for haying. They have 8 full time employees plus seasonal help for haying. Noticed the hay yard fence was 8 ft tall due to the elk. They encourage cow elk hunting with no guiding, and 75-80 are taken per season. They don’t charge the hunters, and will take hunters all season: shoulder, private land, Mid-Aug; bow and arrow, regular season, etc; till mid-Feb. Spike was used to treat the sagebrush, and got an 80% kill, and more water showed up in the springs. A gas generator will pump water up on the ridges, and with water they increase the carrying capacity. Enjoyed a luncheon of round steak, fried potatoes, string beans, roll and butter, dessert plus lemonade, ice tea or water. Back on bus to visit Ehlke Polled Herefords, Townsend, MT, with Mark, Della and Lacey Ehlke. They purchased their first registered Herefords in 1994, 60 head on shares and 200 irrigated acres. Both were working in Helena when they started, and the two girls Lacey and Jane were a big help. Now they have 300 cows and 10,000 acres leased. They have a female sale in the fall on the internet with most buyers out of state. The bulls are sold private treaty and most are kept in state. Just sold 40 bred heifers to a buyer in Red Lodge, MT. Mark likes a 1,400 – 1,500 lb cow since they have the feed. Fall calving, Aug. 15 – Sept. and wean on grass with a 3 lb gain using rotational grazing. Ehlke Polled Herefords had 40 inches of snow in Feb. Mark does “no till” when planting triticale for grazing. My notes included “crested wheat and alfalfa, rotate that to leave enough grass to catch snow.” They breed for longevity (long life span) and structural soundness. We saw a group of weaned heifer calves and weaned bull calves that will be sold as long yearling bulls (18 months old) in pens by the barn. Many enjoyed the honey wheat keg of beer, others liked the cookies, chips and coolers as we visited with the family before returning to the hotel for the evening. My fingers were too slow, when we spotted an elk on the hillside ridge, across the creek, driving into the ranch. It would have been a great photo. We saw 60 antelope, not the hundreds in Wyoming we counted two years ago. 27 deer and 18 elk during the six days of touring. Several of us got sunburned in the 80’ temperatures the first three days, and then we had a wind that was hard walking against. It was cold and cloudy, and down jackets felt good. On our final day rain was forecast, and had a flurry of sleet while eating lunch outdoors, but we didn’t get wet in the wind. It is truly “Big Sky Country.” Beautiful green grass or grain fields, and rolling hills. Lots of water for irrigation. The Missouri River is huge. Jean Barton has been writing her column in the Daily News since the early 1990s. She can be reached by e-mail at jbarton2013@gmail.com.
14 Jun 19
One Off Posts About Books

The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction is soon to be announced. I’ve read the shortlist and here are some thoughts.

14 Jun 19
soccer4us.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: US Youth Soccer Communications, communications@usyouthsoccer.org or 800-4-SOCCER Group winners deicded at 2018 Far West Presidents Cup Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #PresidentsCup SALT LAKE CITY (June 14, 2018) – Thursday brought an end to exciting preliminary games at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Far West Presidents Cup at the Salt […]

13 Jun 19
RunnersHi

I ran my first ultra marathon, the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa — a 56 K (35 mile) race, on April 20, 2019. After completing 100 marathons last fall, I needed to have a new goal… and when a friend signed up for the Two Oceans Marathon last fall, that seemed like […]

13 Jun 19
Gina Rae Mitchell

My review: The Double D Ranch by Rochelle Bradley. Please keep reading for my take on this romantic comedy. I dare you to read this one without giggling.      Review – The Double D Ranch by Rochelle Bradley Book 1 Fortuna, TX series Primary Genres: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy / Western Romance My […]

10 Jun 19
The Long Road Ahead

As we arrive at Kennedy Meadows this also signals the close of the Southern California section – we are 26% done. While there are still 1,900 plus to go – it behooves us to pause and reflect at the accomplishment of making it 700 miles in 35 days injury free. The desert taught many good […]

10 Jun 19
15BRAND

Dad finished pouring a cup of coffee and gathered a handful of oatmeal cookies from the rows spread out on the cutting board to cool. After Mom baked bread or cake, or when Loretta baked cookies or pies or bars, they pulled the cutting board out from its slot beneath the kitchen counter and used […]

07 Jun 19
News Directory

Hot times, summer in the city … and all around Colorado. Denver is said to have 300 days of sunshine a year, and sometimes they all appear packed into three months of the summer. Whether you are going out on a long journey into the mountains or just leading the way around the town, the […]

07 Jun 19
Archy news nety

Warm times, summer in the city … and everywhere in Colorado. Allegedly Denver has 300 days of sunshine a year, and sometimes it seems like they are all packed in the three months of the summer. Whether you are on your way to a long journey in the mountains or just a short trip into […]

06 Jun 19
Carrot Ranch Literary Community

A refreshing collection that may send readers to the grocery store, farmers markets, or backyard gardens. The combination of fruit and herb brought out recipes and food-based stories. As with any evocative detail, strawberries and mint also inspired stories to explore emotions and situations, some weirder than you might expect from standard summer garden fare. […]

06 Jun 19
Marcellus Drilling News

MARCELLUS/UTICA REGION: PA Senate confirms Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of DEP; Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto wants pension funds divested from fossil fuels; One of Pittsburgh’s biggest law firms enters Houston; Gillibrand backs ambitious New York climate plan; OTHER U.S. REGIONS: Massachusetts Attorney General sued over use of Bloomberg-funded attorneys; Natural gas flaring hits record high in […]

04 Jun 19
Nouvelles Du Monde

Les terrasses sur le toit, les lustres et les sols en marbre font partie des caractéristiques luxueuses que l'on retrouve dans certaines des ventes de maisons les plus chères de la semaine dans la région métropolitaine de Phoenix. 6 590 000 $ Frank E. Burgess a acheté ce manoir à flanc de colline haut perché […]

03 Jun 19
Golfweek

[jwplayer grLF9yyC-9JtFt04J] Welcome to Golfweek’s annual Best. Each spring, we publish the three lists that are the foundation of our course-ratings program: Golfweek’s Best Classic Courses, Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses (below) and Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play. The members of our course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. […]

03 Jun 19
Archy news nety

Here is a look at the hottest culinary events of the week: All week long Wine & Food Week in the woods The Wine & Food Week is a 15-year anniversary, attended by wine and cooking artists from around the world, and continues until Sunday, June 9th. Visit The Woodlands for a week's extravagance with […]