Posts Tagged With: AQHA

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Monday the kids had no school, teacher in-service day, next Monday the kids have school, then next Monday the kids have no school, BB Cattle Co bull sale, then the next Monday no school for President’s day, then we will have to see about Mondays after that, we might revisit school on Mondays. Dad went and got more pellets, which was good since we were close to rationing. Anna and Kaine checked the cows Monday AM. I went to the East District for a meeting, then took coworkers to Checos for lunch. Kade had basketball practice Monday night, so Toni, Anna and Kaine did chores. Kicker came down and took the pellets off of the trailer. Ben got the steers in so we sent one to Colton Tuesday afternoon, he shows our steers at the fair.

Tuesday everyone was back to school again. Anna was excited because it was the start of a new semester and she has Ag with Mrs. Shattuck this semester. Anna is applying to be an ambassador with the 509 Show Circuit too, and she is excited about that. Toni checked cows Tuesday morning. Dad took Jewels to Sagehill Veterinary clinic to get an ultrasound to see if she is pregnant and he took a tire in from the flatbed trailer for a tire repair. Then he snuck in my house to get the left over pie out of my fridge for mom, but I caught him on the camera and sent him a text. The kids did chores, Toni had a meeting that went longer then she had expected.

Wednesday Toni checked cows in the morning, our big red eyed Hereford cow had a really cute black ballie heifer. The kids and dad did chores, Toni headed to Tacoma in the afternoon for a big case that she has going on. 337 calved after Toni left and before Ben got home. Thursday dad checked since Toni was in Tacoma, Rob’s cow Olivia calved. Kade, Jaxsen, Kaine and Kicker went to the Pinewood Derby in at the boy scouts. Both Kade and Jaxsen’s cars did really well. Kaine got his last Cub Scout award since he aged out of cub scouts. Toni said that the eating was good in Tacoma, but the people and weather, not so much.

Friday I did not have to work so I checked. Dad had an apt for Red to get the oil changed so I went and picked him up and took him back. Diane needed some totes, and we have lots, so she came out and got totes. Besides that I just checked the cows, cleaned the office a little. Toni’s mediation did not get done until late Friday, so she was really late getting home. Kade’s basketball team got to play during half time at the varsity girls basketball game, dad took him to it since Toni was not home yet. I hear it was a really good game. Kade’s team won, but it was against the 3rd graders, so good job to them for playing so well.

Saturday we had a pretty good day, we tagged the calves and checked the cows. Krista and Sue came out to look at Jitter Bug and Hollywood Cad. Ben, Anna and Kaine got the yearlings heifers and steers in and were getting yearling weights when I got back. Toni, Kicker, Kade and Jaxsen were at Kade’s basketball games in Connell, they won both, good job boys. Then we did chores and looked through the Hereford World and picked out Hereford bulls and heifers we want to buy (haha).

Sunday we checked cows, like normal this time of year. Then we weighed the show steers, they are gaining really well. Cody came and checked on Felix, and brought some friends, one is scared of horses. So of course the horses had to maul her. Then we did chores early to get home to watch the super bowl, and Toni, Kicker, Kade, Jaxsen and Kaine with to a superbowl party at Booths. We were also going through our long list of bulls to AI too and narrowing it down. Toni and I normally like the same type of bulls and Ben likes a different type, and Kicker normally just waits to see what we pick out and pick from those on what to breed too. Ben’s comments are always super amusing. One bull he says is so short bodied he looks like he ran into a feed bunk, and another is so fat his blubber is just falling off of him. Toni and my comments back on his bulls are must better, like not enough rib shape, not deep enough, etc. it is quite comical. We have the more professional, legitimate comments that count. No one can take Ben’s comments seriously. Winter it last night, so lets all hope it comes and goes quickly.

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Toni and Anna doing chores in the snow yesterday.

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Meet the Mares: Bell

Jazabell Shine is a 2006 daughter of AQHA Rom earner Shiney Men Can Jump. Shiney Men Can Jump is by Shining Spark, who is in the AQHA Hall of Fame, World Champion, ROM Performance, NRHA money-earner, AQHA Leading Sire, NRCHA Leading Sire with $3,000,000. NRHA $3,000,000 sire. Sire of: World Champion Offspring, Superior Performance Offspring, AQHA High Point Performance Offspring, ROM Halter Offspring, ROM Performance Offspring, NRHA Money-earners and NCHA Money-earners. On the bottom side Shiney Men Can Jump is out of Ms Jumpin Jack Sprat, who is a daugther of Docs Jack Sprat. Docs Jack Sprat is an earner of AQHA Show H-58/P-43, Superior Halter, ROM Performance, AQHA Champion, NCHA $3,069.33, NCHA COA, SIRE OF: 125 performers and leading sire with NCHA earnings over $3.4 million. Bell is a fancy rabicano bay mare. She has a great personality and loves attention. She is broke to ride but has not been shown.

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Meet the Mares: Annie

anniejan2019Sonita AnnieOakolena, “Annie,” is a 2006 mare that is out of Docs Peppy Anna, “Peppy,” and is by Sonita Oakolena. She is a half sister to our mare, Friday, and to Pecos and Nugget. Her sire, Sonita Oakolena, has won NCHA $7,362 C0A . Sonita Oakolena is by Sonitalena, who has an NCHA LTE $224,583, NCHA Hall of Fame, Offspring LTE $221,826, 1990 Will Rodgers Open Futurity CH, 1996 NCHA World Champion Cutting Horse, 1996 NCHA World Champion Stallion, 1996 Abilene Spectacular Mini Masters Open Champion, NCHA COA, Bronze, Silver, Platinum. Her dam, Peppy was a fantastic mare that had foals that ended up in many different arenas, cutters, ropers, ranch horses and one is at the WP Guest Ranch. Peppy was by Little Peppy Conger, who had earned his NCHA Certificate of Ability, 1993 NWCHA Reserve Champion Open Horse and LTE over $25,000. Annie herself has been a cutter, roper, barrel horse, etc. Annie is a big bay mare with a great confirmation and disposition.

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If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there with ya.

Hopefully everyone had a great Martin Luther King Day! The kids were home from school Monday so Anna and Kaine checked cows. Cousin Diane and her daughter Tash were over visiting so Toni made lunch for them, dad, mom and the kids so she came down and got Kaine and Anna late morning. They all had a great time and a nice visit. No new calves Monday but it was a beautiful day. Toni had a dribble off (basketball dribbling) with the three older kids in the afternoon. Toni says she creamed them, the kids tell a different story.

Tuesday everyone was back at school. Mom and Debbie went to a sewing class, so dad was getting everyone off of the bus, so no homemade pizza pockets as after school snacks. But not to worry, mom had a loaf of bread dad just had to put in the oven, so they had fresh bread, cinnamon, sugar and honey to put on their bread. Jaxsen had an Angus calf on Tuesday, Loud calved, I guess it is Jaxsen the 2nd?? Two of Jaxsen’s calves are shown below. Toni was going through her pictures on her phone and this made her decide she should check the mares, no foals. When Ben got home there were two more calves to greet him. When Toni got home there was a dog by her mail box that had been hit on the road, luckily she got ahold of the Adams County Pet Rescue and they came out and got it.

Wednesday Ben stayed home from work to semen test bulls with Dr. Hank Wisse. Dad came down and assisted Ben in getting the bulls in. The older bull was down in circle 5, and it was so muddy down there the pickup went anywhere but straight. So luckily dad was there to help. Poor baby Jaxsen had to have mouth surgery, and they had to be in there at 7. After the surgery when Jaxsen was asked how he felt, he said he felt like watching Netflixs, so normal. Towards the end of semen checking bulls our load of grain showed up, Stefan had forgotten to text me so we were not ready for it. Luckily Ben was home and the driver was a nice guy. So the driver walked around while Ben and Hank finished up and then Ben cleaned the old grain out before the new grain was put into the pile. Kade had boy scouts on Wednesday, the boys’ friend Aram also had scouts so dad picked up both boys and Aram helped do chores. Kade told me he was going to miss my birthday with me because he had basketball practice Thursday, I told him that was acceptable, but no cake for him.

Toni checked cows on Thursday, she texted me that it was a muddy mess down there and she could not get some places due to the mud. However, they are just out in a corn field, so she could see the places she could not drive too. Jaxsen was back at school and made sure everyone saw his missing teeth, I asked him what he had for lunch and he said chicken soup that I had made him. I said I don’t think I made soup for you, he said, “yeah, don’t you remember?” So I guess I made some soup for Sonny. Kade had basketball practice so dad took him to that while Toni, Anna, Aram, and Kaine did chores, they got most of the cockleburs out of Whim so were just finishing chores when I got there. Mom had paid lemon bars for my birthday, and they were awesome. Ben made a really cool Horseshoe Angus brand for me out of metal and barbed wire to put on the show shed. Mom made some awesome embroidered towels with unique buttons for the kitchen. Toni got some makeup for me for Cattlemen’s and a cool shirt that says not my pasture not my bull. Anna made a cute little box for me in class out of clay to hold trinkets. And Ben went and got Checos for dinner and that was pretty great. So I had an outstanding birthday, thanks everyone for the birthday wishes.

Friday the kids had a half day of school, so Toni and mom picked them up after school and got them bacon cheese burgers from the Burger Factory, Toni ran into Aram while she was picking up the kids, and he wanted to go home with the boys, so she talked to their mom, and picked up Aram and Daisy too, and went and got more burgers. Dad headed to St. John for a funeral for one of his class mates. He saw some other local people so he should have car pooled. Toni and the kids got Whim all cleaned up and he looks really good.

Saturday we had a busy day, Ben, Anna and I checked cows, then Ben needed to head to Pasco to get his 4 wheeler, so we dropped him off at the house and he took Kaine and left. Then Anna and I went around and checked all of the horses. We got the cows in and sorted heavy heifers. Toni came down to show a Hereford bull, so Kade helped us move the heifers around. Then we went down to take pictures of Whim since he was all cleaned up. The kids did the front chores while we took pictures. Then we had my birthday party on Saturday night, I got more then a girl could ask for. We stayed up and played Phase 10 until well after 11.

Sunday Ben and Kicker built fence around the corn field so we could let the cows out as soon as hunting season got over. Anna and I checked cows, and then we grabbed Ben to help tag calves. Kade came down and Anna, Kaine, Kade, Toni and I tied up steers. Anna and I headed to town to get groceries, Ben and Kicker loaded the flatbed trailer up and Toni and the boys took the grass straw down for Toni and dad to put grass straw out. Ben and Kicker kept working on the fence, when Anna and I got home we went out and helped them, pulling out fence posts. Then we went down for chores and Toni and the boys were working on a small fencing project. We finished that up, did chores and went home for the night. Another week in the books for 2019 and so far it has been great.


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Sagebug’s First Ride

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Meet the Mares: Shiney

KT Major Sunshine is fancy 2004 palomino mare out of Kathys Sonny Dee to, a Sonny Dee Bar Too mare, and Zinks Major Kid. Anna picked Shinny to keep when she was just a toddler, since we still had her we must have wanted to keep her too. Shinny was featured on the cover of the AQHA Journal. We have shown her in-hand trail at the NFQHA show in Ellensburg. This is a great mare that the kids all love, she has a great disposition. 87% NFQHA

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Getting in heavy heifers

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Sagebug first day with a saddle

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Meet the Mares: Goldy

KT Roths Golden Girl, Goldy, is a really 2004 mare out of Zinks Major Kid and PDQ Rikki Tikki Lee, “Sissy,” that we have kept to use on the ranch. She is Ben’s pick to ride. She is a very versatile mare that Toni took to the Othello fair and she was shown halter and western equitation and Ben uses her to rope and general ranch work. Recently we added her to the brood mare band and now she is producing some outstanding foals that are very versatile and easy on the eyes.

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