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Monday, August 6, 2012

Rainy Saturday 7/28/12

Jared, Tucker, Dallas (Tucker's friend), Dustin, Libby, and Toby went to the ranch 2 Saturdays ago.  We were able to do a lot of weeding around the potatoes and get them all cleaned up.  We borrowed a tool from Doug Weight which we hooked up to the tractor and then pulled along the potatoes.  It would mound up the dirt around each plant in the row so the potatoes can have more space to grow and come in thicker.  We were able to see how well some of the potatoes were growing and we even took a couple home for our Sunday dinner.  It was really nice to see some of the fruits of our labors.  Jared then took the tractor and plow over to the big field by the cottonwoods and started to work there.  Toby took a nap in the truck while Libby played in the trees and explored some of the area at the bottom of the flat iron.  Tucker, Dallas, and Dustin then went to shoot targets with a 9 mm and a .38 Special.  After realizing time was running out for shooting due to bad weather coming they started shooting clay pigeons.  After a 2 year hiatus from shooting, Tucker was not very good.  He missed most of his shots but vows to come back and do better next time.  Dallas and Dustin agreed to a tie though.  Right as they decided to finish and clean up the rain started.  We hurried and hid under the trees in the cottonwoods at the bottom of the flat iron.  We stayed pretty dry for about 30 minutes and then it really started coming down.  We decided to try to at least get down to the cabin where we could stay dry.  Kerri and Valerie were supposed to come meet up there with lunch.  We saw them right at the cabin as we were coming down.  The road was wet and muddy.  We got all the way down the hill though and past the cabin and then realized the ground was too wet to go any further.  The rain had let up a little but we still needed to let the ground get a little more dry so we stopped and ate lunch right on the side of the road.  The ground was then dry enough for us all to drive right out of there.  It was an amazing Saturday and it was a lot of fun to see where all of the rain goes on the road and to just be there during a storm.

Nice eye patch with that tree leaf Tucker!!!

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