So our 4th of July started last night at about 10pm when there was a knock at the door and we were told the cattle were out. So under the cover of darkness and the watchful eye of Mom I took Coop out in the pasture and gathered them all up into the holding pen for the night. By the break of dawn I was saddled and ready to ride the fences. I took with me plenty of baling wire and a fencing tool.
This is were Ice earns his keep. By 7am the sun was up and the heat was rising ... and I was done. We also took time to put B'Day and Brutus out on the pasture. I checked them a couple of times today and they were doing great so I left them out tonight. I will check them in the morning and if they are doing good they will remain out from here on out. I also put King Panda and Quapaw out without them being in the baby pen today. However, they came back to the house tonight and I put them up and fed them. I guess they are a bit scared yet ...
As with Most holidays Mom and Dad both worked. (you all know the shelter animals have to be taken care of no matter what day of the year it is) For Most of the day I stayed in and read some magazines and watched some tv and tried to figure out this new windows 8 ... I say they messed it alllll up and I still can't get my emails on this pc! I did take time to hook up the pump and fight the drought and dry conditions. I know it isn't pretty but this little thing right here saves us a lot....
I pumped it dry today. Don't worry water levels will be back up by tomorrow and I will be pumping again. This afternoon we had planned on cooking out and roping. That didn't go as well as we planned. Mom had burgers, dogs and ice cream. Dad fired up the grill and Mom was suppose to cook while Dad and I roped. Well, Dad lit the grill and left it for Mom who was in the house getting food ready. When she came out to put the food on the grill the whole thing was on fire. Dad hadn't checked the connections and, well, there was a problem. Thanks to Mom's fast actions the two full propane tanks that were under the grill did not go up in smoke. And since the grill is close to the house propane tank ... We are very happy with the outcome even if we only had really, really well done dogs for the 4th of July.
After our burnt dogs we had our ice cream and sat out in the yard and watched what we could see of the fireworks from the near by town and l blogged. All in all it was a good day but I have to admit I have never seen Mom shake that bad after something happens. She did burn her fingers a bit but she is fine and we are all safe. Dad says he will get new propane lines and the stuff we need to fix the grill and we will have burgers and dogs some other time. I did tease Dad about trying to make his own fireworks show by he didn't think it was very funny ...