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Halter breaking

These three have been the easiest colts to halter break.

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KT Alaskan Ruby

KT Alaskan Ruby is a cute filly out of Cue Bars Cue Tee, “Payton,” and by KT Heza Pana Dude, “Dude.” Payton is an NRCHA and NRHA money earner raised, shown and owned by Allison Trimble of the Coastal Equine breeding program. This filly comes with the history and strength of the Allison Trimble, Coastal Equine, and Willfully Guided names. Payton is by Cue Bars Laddie and is out of Mickeys Royal. Mickeys Royal is an NRCHA, NRHA producing mare. Cue Bars Laddie has been shown as a reiner, cowhorse and rope horse. He was the recipient of the Open AQHA All Around Trophy and is a CCHA Hall of Fame Horse. Dude is by Zinks Major Kid and out of Panas May Day. Dude is a great stallion with some unique markings, and has great breeding that includes Pana Dude, Major Bonanza, Skipper W, Skipster and more. This filly was born 5/30/18. $2,500

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KT Sheza Sweet Annie

KT Sheza Sweet Annie is a charming filly by KT Heza Pana Dude, “Dude” and is out of Reed Dunny Doll, “Dunny. Dude is by Zinks Major Kid and out of Panas May Day. Dude is a great stallion with some unique markings, and has great breeding that includes Pana Dude, Major Bonanza, Skipper W, Skipster and more. Dunny is a daughter of point earner Reeds Rangler, with point earners Somethinglovely and Johnny Pine also in her pedigree. She is a granddaughter of Snipper Reed and Pine Doc Smith. Her pedigree is full of performance, cow, show and running horses. This is a big built dun mare that really throws nice foals. She has an awesome disposition and confirmation. This filly is already a sweetheart, she loves attention and to be scratched. She has a ton of personality. She was born 5/2/18. $2,000

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Well, our last fair for the year is in the books.

Well, our last fair for the year is in the books. Now we just have the Evergreen Angus sale and jackpot to look forward to in October, and MAYBE a jackpot in November (Toni says no, too cold and she needs a break).

Tuesday Toni and Leslie hauled the kids, steers and heifers into Othello. All the steers weighed in great, maybe a little heavy on two, but not too bad. Wednesday was market, the kids all showed great. Kaine got second in his class and went back into the championship round with Linnux. I had to go to work Thursday, so I headed home Wednesday night to do chores and leave Toni there in charge. I came home to Lynn having pulled all of the stuffing out of Jewel’s favorite chew toy. Jewels and Thunder were in at the vet, hopefully Jewels is bred.

Thursday was showmanship, the kids all showed great on Thursday as well, and they all made it back into the championship round. Our extra kid Grace was Reserve Champion Senior showman. Good job Grace. Toni got to go home Thursday and do chores.

Friday, my helper Nia and I led the heifers around to exercise them while the kids did chores. Livestock judging was at 9, so Toni had to get in here and get signed up, they have adult judging at Othello and Toni, Scott Wilson and Nancy Freeman all signed up. I left Toni in charge and went and picked up Jewels and Thunder from the vet. Hopefully we are having puppies around November 13th. Also, the Peterson Farm Brothers were at the fair on Friday, so the boys watched them twice and the rest of us watched them once. Kaine and Kade danced on the stage both times, and Jaxsen danced the second time.

Saturday was a busy day, the sale started at 11 with beef. All of the kids sold their steers well, thanks to our 2018 Adams Community Fair buyers. Rep. Joe Schmich, Rep. Mary Dye and Sen. Mark Schoesler bought Kaine’s steer. Huntzinger Farms bought Anna’s steer and Attorney Steve Sackmann bought Kade’s steer. After the steer sale Jaxsen and Julian decided they wanted to be mutton busters, so we signed them up. I don’t feel that either enjoyed it very much, but they can say they did it. If you want to hear a funny story ask Jaxsen about riding sheep. Then, Toni left and the kids and I bought a pig, her name is Pearl but Toni and Ben are fun killers and would not let us bring her home. Toni then went home and haltered the three foals that are weaned to get them halter broke by Wednesday for their trip to the vet, moved Double, moved the yearlings, and did chores.

Sunday we loaded out and were home by 8:30. So we left the kids to clean out the camper and Toni and I headed out to wean three buckskin colts, since we weaned three palomino colts the weekend before we thought we should do three buckskins . Ragnar had been coming in and eating grain on his own, so he was ready to wean. However, Big Iron and Sherriff were NOT. We also started halter breaking the three palomino colts, they all are doing great. In addition, we had a set of Hereford twins on Sunday, so we have a twin on a bottle, his name is Flapjack since his dad was Waffles. So we have three calves on bottles, Big boy, Princess and Flapjack.

As we start week 38 of 2018, we have 6 foals weaned, two boys playing football with games starting, one boy playing soccer with games starting, and Anna helping with the foals and chores. So no idle hands around here.

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Fall life

Life in the fall here normally includes weaning and halter breaking. But this year it also includes bottle calves.

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Halter breaking Day 1

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Weaning round 2

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I tried to load these yesterday but my phone was not working well. Thanks to our 2018 buyers at the Adam’s Community fair.

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Adam’s Community fair

The kids got to watch the Peterson Farm Brothers at the Adam’s Community fair.

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Day 3

Getting done so we can livestock judge.

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