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KT Frankly Shez Uptown “Ghost”

KT Frankly Shez Uptown “Ghost”
Sire KT Heza Pana Dude
Dam:  Franks Uptown Zoey
Date Born: 4/5/23
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Color: Palomino w/ Bald Face and two blue eyes.
Price: 10,000
This is a pretty cool filly out of Franks Uptown Zoey and by KT Heza Pana Dude. Franks Uptown Zoey is by Frankly Majestic and out of Reo Annie Get Yo Gun. Frankly Majestic is by Too Bee Frank and is a Okie Leo grandson. Reo Annie Get Yo Gun is a Major Bonanza granddaughter. KT Heza Pana Dude is a great stallion that we kept by Zinks Major Kid. He has some unique white markings that he passed on to this filly. He also passed down his great bone, big hip, pretty head and a winning disposition. Dude was started by Jordan Crabtree in Ferndale, WA and he was a great horse to start, Jordan enjoyed riding Dude.
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Lots going on, like normal.

Sunday night Toni’s Idaho Shag Abby was missing and Monday morning she was in her dog house, and someone had shaved her. And not very well. The kids worked on clipping their steers and heifers for the upcoming show on Saturday. We had an email from someone traveling through that wanted a buckskin, they stopped and Toni showed them around. Their favorite was Bailley Bug, and they called back Tuesday morning to confirm they wanted him. Ben planted his last corn field for the year on Monday. After I got home we messed around with all of our foals. Minnie and Mouse are still in the dog run. Mouse is not a very friendly little girl considering how much time she had humans handling her. She is kind of ornery.

Tuesday Mom texted Toni in the morning one of the yearlings colts was out, which he was not out when I went by so he had not been out long. He must have been reaching grass under the fence, then he could not figure out how to get back in. And since he is a teenage boy he just could not figure it out. Toni helped him back in and fixed the fence. Then she went down to cut down trees bigger than her saw manual told her she should. Just to prove to the manual the chain saw can cut down bigger trees than they think. Tuesday Toni and I hauled Irish and Gracie back other to Holly’s to breed to Witty again. The kids worked on clipping their animals for the upcoming show after school.  We put up flags in the circle track crossing to try to keep Tank from walking through them. There are wire gates, but he just walks on through. Jordan Pace did a great job desensitizing Tank to things, maybe too good? We also caught The Judge and measured him. As a yearling he stands 14 hands, so not small.

On Wednesday Anna helped with some FFA functions after school, so dad went and picked up the boys. Aram brought his steer over after school to get clipped and Kade and Anna helped him. Kaine dyed his heifers. Jaxsen was there, I am not 100% sure what he was doing. Toni and I went down and fixed Tank’s pen again. The question becomes, how do you keep a stud from walking through a circle gate when the circle needs to be able to walk through the gate?

On Thursday Ben took the red pickup and trailer to work to get shavings for the show and fuel Red up. Anna and Jaxsen dyed their heifers, I am unsure what day Kade dyed his, but they were dyed at some point. Kaine and Kade loaded feed and the chutes into the trailer to be ready to go on Friday.

On Friday we packed up to head to another show with our caravan. Kade and Jaxsen went to school and Kaine and Anna stayed home and packed. Toni called me in the morning to tell me Voodoo foaled and there was a flood at the corral. I told her to take care of voodoo and I will check out the flood situation. So Toni, mom and dad got Voodoo and the colt into the back yard, Voodoo is Molly’s mom, so did not take her foal last year. Mom wanted to give her a second chance. She likes the guy so that is good. The main line had broke, so I called Ben and Kicker, Ben put in an emergency off and Kicker told me what all to shut off at the pumping station. It has been a few years since I shut off or started the pumps. The alley road is lower than the corrals, so the water did not flood the corrals at all, it went down the alley. Then I helped Toni for a bit and went back to finish packing. Terry showed up with Livvy, actually early enough to help Toni with Voodoo, so Toni and Terry took Livy down to put with Tank. We got that done and did chores, Toni picked up the boys and we took off. Toni and Jaxsen took her pickup and the Wilson, Anna and Kade had Red and the Red Trailer and Kaine and I followed in Butte and the camper. Leslie in the Mini Pete and and Eby and Traci in the Escalade joined the caravan at Connell. About 10 miles from Ritzville the transmission overheated in the old red pickup, it was close to 100 degrees and we were headed up a steepish grade. So we pulled over, threw another steer from red into the Wilson, switched vehicles around, so Kaine and I were in Old Red and we moved to the back of the line with Traci following in case we needed to slow down. But it was downhill the rest of the way, so we made it fine. We unhooked and Nick and I set up the campers while everyone else set up the cattle. We had Ben’s meat balls for dinner.

We had the Wheatland jackpot on Saturday. Uncle Joe brought Grandma down to watch all of the kids show, she had a great time. All of the kids did great. Ady and Kade were first in their classes so made it back in for first call and everyone else was second so on standby for the championship round. The show was great. Everyone showed great. At the conclusion of the show, we had dinner with the Angus Association and ice breakers (or a water fight whatever you want to call it) and a Jr Angus meeting. 

                On Sunday we had the Jr Angus show. Again everyone did great. Natalee, Anna and Kaine had Grands and a Reserve champion in their divisions in Bred and Owned. Jaxsen had a champion in his division with Emma Frost (aka Fatniss Eversteen). Kade and Natalee made it back to the championship round with their owned heifers. Kade’s fitting team won so he got a gift card to the Sullivans table and got a nice fitting comb. Natalee and Kade’s owned heifers made it back in to the championship round. We had McCall both days to keep us all in line. Whitney came and took pictures both days, with my camera so I did not have to worry about it, so that was great. We got home without a hitch but had lots of stuff to get home too.

While we were gone the men, mom and dad had a lot of their plate. We lost Leroy, here is the post for anyone that missed it. Losing Leroy was a blow. Even at 22, we still had hope for many more years with him. The men were fixing the main line and lining up welders (Juan who bought Mercedes the weekend before works for Callie’s Welding and hooked us up, really great guy). Tank’s pen continuously got out, Toni and I worked on the fence when we got home. And of course there was the normal work load of chores, checking, water, etc.

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KT FoReal Sage Shines is Roaning out

KT FoReal Sage Shines
Sire: KT Gunners Sage Bug
Dam:  KT Major Sunshine
Date Born: 3/15/23
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Color: Dun Roan
Price: $5,000
Foreal is a big fancy red dun colt out of KT Major Sunshine and by KT Gunners Sage Bug. Shiney is a fancy palomino mare out of Kathys Sonny Dee to, a Sonny Dee Bar Too mare, and by Zinks Major Kid. Anna picked Shiny to keep when she was just a toddler, since we still had her we must have wanted to keep her too. Shiny 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. KT Gunners Sage Bug is out of Continental Lady Bug and is by KT Gunpowder N Lead. Gunner is a roan dunskin son of Cue Bars Laddie, AQHA point earning and producing stallion. Gunner’s dam, Pistol, has been shown NFQHA, has been featured on rule book and in the NFQHA magazine. She is a great working ranch horse, rope horse, and the kids can ride her as well. Pistol’s sire, Gold Country Charro is a dunskin stallion that was shown in 1998 and 1999 in halter at local shows. Lady Bug is a big boned Continental Cad daughter going back to Mr Blackburn on the bottom. This is a colt that is already showing a lot of personality and is very sweet.

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I am not sure that we have recovered from the Spokane show yet, but we keep plugging away at work. You can’t build a legacy if you aren’t willing to build.

Monday was a nice and sunny day. Mil foaled and one of the three show heifers left to calve calved, a blue roan colt and an Angus bull calf. Toni had court prep for court on Tuesday. We also had some gals out to look at the colts. Kade and Anna had FFA practice after school and dad and Toni went in for the dinner and to be judges for the practice. Toni said there is a BBQ team, and that is who did dinner, and it was amazing.

Tuesday Toni had court, so was gone all day. I had work too so was also gone all day. After work and court we worked on getting more water on to the little pastures, we had to pull the hoses out of the weeds, etc. One of them sprung a big leak over the winter so we pulled it into the yard for dad to fix. We moved mares into the corral for dad and Toni to take up to Allies on Wednesday, and West Niled Sally so she was ready to go to Johns and get bred to PD. Jaxsen went with the older kids after chores to dye/ assist Anna in clipping his heifer. Jaxsen assures us that he is ready to show this year. We aren’t clear if his animals are ready. His heifer is ready because he is taking the big fat fall heifer that anyone can show. He is getting a free heifer pass this year, which he really likes.

Wednesday dad and Toni left first thing to Allies with Annie, Reba, Miss Gen and Cinder. Reba to get bred and the other three to check if they were in foal. None were, so Annie stayed to get AIed to a Shiner Named Sioux again. Dennis brought Butterscotch back so that we could breed her, so she went in with King to get bred. He was reseeding his pasture and had nowhere to put her. She is a nice big mare and will have a nice foal with King. She is by Colonel and out of Buttercup (An Azure Te bred mare). Dad and I fixed the sprinkler hose while Toni got Irish in. We put Irish and Gracie in with the yearling fillies to tease to take to breed to Witty, the Colonel son that Holly Miller has. Lendy was close, so we got her in and put her in the heavy mare pen. Sally and her spawn Saul were jerks and chased her around in unison.  They are pretty much two pees in a pod.

                Thursday morning Anna and Kade left early to go to FFA State Convention, so dad took Jaxsen and Kaine to school.  Kaine felt he got to mom and dads in plenty of time. Dad felt Kaine was a little late. But they made it to school in plenty of time. Tank’s pen was out in the alfalfa field. Butterscotch was out behind the house, which she is in a pole pen, but has been trained as a jumping horse. She has no scratches and the fence is up, so we are going with that she jumped out. Dad and Toni put Butterscotch back. Toni checked the three mares in circle 5 and then chopped some trees. Kaine and Jaxsen did chores. Toni and I moved water and then went down and fixed Tank’s fence. Kicker was working on circles and doing cattle chores with Kaine and Jaxsen. Ben got home and fed the bottle calf. Anna and Kade did not get home as late as expected. They both had a great first day at FFA State Convention. The Convention is in the tri-cities again this year, so it isn’t as fun as when we went, but it will be in Pullman again next year.

Friday Anna and Kade left early for FFA state again. We had a few calls on people wanting to come out and look at foals. One repeat buyer came on out and another one scheduled for Saturday, an FFA group scheduled for Saturday at 12:30 and someone coming out to look at minis at some point on Saturday. Mom and dad went up to neighbor Kyra’s plant sale on Friday. Toni sold Lil Fooler and did chores with Kaine and Jaxsen. They move about ½ of Leroy’s pen out to the pasture, so hopefully those mares are all bred. Jesse the miniature had a filly on Friday.  Kade and Anna got back decently early again on Friday. Kade’s CCM team came in 8th at State, so we are pretty proud of him.

Saturday Toni and dad went to Tri Cities to judge FFA competitions, with cousin Bobette and lots of other people they knew. At 8 I had Juan out to look at foals, he bought Mercedes. Next I had a group out looking at the miniature horses. Then Tekoa FFA came out and got a tour in between sessions at State Convention. Kaine and Kade were working on their heifers and steers and clipping. Camas came over and helped. Jaxsen went to his friend Luke’s birthday party. Ben was at work. Kicker was working on circles. Mom was working on hats. Rainy the miniature had a colt on Saturday.  Dad and Toni got back really late. Anna got back even later, but her Ag Sales team took 8th at State so that was awesome! Super proud of her. She had the highest score on her team.

                Sunday was Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day. Mom pulled Minnie’s filly on Sunday. We then put her in the dog run and Kade packed the filly into the pen. Minnie is a first time mother and the filly needed some extra time to adjust to life. Minnie was herself and not bothered by the fact that she had a foal and it wasn’t nursing or getting up. Minnie is pretty chill. Spicy the miniature also foaled on Sunday and had a filly. Minnie’s filly mom and Kade named Mouse (like Minnie Mouse). Ben and Kicker cooked lunch and mom made rolls. We also celebrated Skip’s birthday since we will be in Ritzville at the Wheatland Jackpot and the Angus Show. After lunch the kids went out to work on their heifers and steers and Toni and I started hauling mares out with stallions. And we hauled Irish and Gracie to Holly’s to breed to Witty. We had 6 mares to haul all over on Sunday. The men got water running and did cow chores.  We heard that Jaxsen hadn’t been working on his steer because he didn’t realize, even though he had been told, that the steer is going to the show this weekend. Really don’t know what to say about that.

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You know what a half dead Russian Olive tree is? A live Russian Olive tree.

Monday on my way to work I saw Gary (Gary is a Hereford cow from Gary Ottley) was in circle 5 and her calf was in circle 4, so I texted Ben and Toni. Toni got them both into circle 4 when she checked. She said that Gary is a very annoyingly smart, meaning she was problematic to get moved, but it happened.  Dad met Jana in Dusty on Monday to pick up Stormy, the clubby heifer Anna is going to show. He got home around 7:30. Kaine and I started packing a few items out to the camper each night, so maybe it will be packed before we go to park it on Saturday. The men were out starting circles until late and disposing of Russian Olive Trees. Toni worked on group #1 which is Cash, Glo, and PBJ. Glo and PBJ were great, Cash was more reactive. She got the bareback pad on them, PBJ and Glo didn’t care. PBJ was typical- can’t pass a feedpan without checking it out no matter how many times she has passed it. It may have mysteriously gotten grain in it. They are three really good fillies.

We are still impatiently waiting for a foal. At this point I think any foal. Anna had FFA practice after school so Toni picked the boys up, her and Kaine were supposed to get their hair trimmed after FFA practice but Kaine pretended he was a small child and was too scared to wait by himself at the school. He really just didn’t want his precious hair trimmed/cut.  Dad and Stave took a bull to meet Ralph, they were supposed to meet at Lookout Pass, but Ralph left early, so they met this side of Look Out Pass. Dad said they had a good trip. Toni worked on group #2 of the two-year-olds and I went out and took some pics of foals.  Group 2 is Doll, Fabby, and CanCan. Also, all wonderful. Doll only has one eye. She got her eye kicked out when she was a baby by another horse, so we really are just catching her and messing around with her so she gets consistent work. CanCan and Fabby got the bareback pad. Again, so great.

It is really starting to warm up on Wednesday and feel like spring. Still no foals, the mares look miserable. The grass is coming up in Gunners pen, so they are not cleaning up their hay but still seem to think they need it. We had a really cool email from a gal with a Easy Move Whiskey daughter that she wanted us to have. Easy Move Whiskey is a pretty trendy horse, so without seeing this new mare, we went ahead and bought her. No, we really don’t need anymore mares, but if the right horse comes along, what do you do? Our last Hereford heifer calved on Wednesday with a black baldy bull calf. She is one of our favorite heifers so we were pretty excited.

Still nothing on Thursday. Anna worked the FFA Plant Sale after school, so Toni went and picked the boys up. Then she went to Knivetons after to look at Emmett’s steer. Toni and I worked on Group #2 again. Kade came down and had them all caught when we got back from checking Gunner pen. Then we went out to catch Stormy, who did not want to be caught, but he caught Pow and Jojo and Stormy finally relented. Group 2 did great. I laid Toni across Fabby and CanCan’s backs then we worked on lunging, which they picked up pretty quickly. It’s always fun to have smart horses.

Guess what, Friday Ceecee finally had a baby, a giant buckskin colt. I had a whole pickup load of groceries delivered. I did not account for how warm it was and how much stuff everyone had added to the list. So not a lot of ice in the coolers with the groceries. Anna worked the plant sale all day again on Friday. I also had a message about someone needing a show steer for Othello, we were going to go look at the one Mike Pink had left, but discussed it with Mike and we were taking  a step back and let the other person come and look first, since he would have been an extra for us. And if we need an extra we can always get a beef calf out of the fat pen like last year.  Marlo was out and helped Toni with feeding and checking. Then helped her lay across Glo’s back and learn to lunge. Glo is out of NZ Scotch Time and Mil, so she is another one of the favorites.

Saturday Ben had to work, they started planting corn on Wednesday. The normal crew took the campers to Spokane to park. We head to the Spokane Jr Livestock Show on Tuesday, the kids show Thursday and Friday if anyone wants to watch. The sale is Friday if anyone is looking for beef, pork or lamb. Anyone that wants to the come by the kids will try to sell you their animals. Toni helped Anna and the boys load Gunnie for the Youth program project Anna was working on, then went and checked, cut trees like normal, then went and got Jax to start rebuilding Circle 6 fence. I had the West side of the fence up, but when the farmers came through and cut the trees, they laid the trees right on the fence ruining the fence again. So complete rebuild. I got back and the three of us worked on the fence until about 6 pm, then went and did chores. We were pretty tired. Kade also got his new fall heifer to show from Traynham’s. She is REALLY cute. 

Sunday we tried to get everyone out with studs, etc for the upcoming week.  We had a guy, named Scott, coming to look at bred heifers, so Anna, Kade and Ben got them in and sorted. Then, Kaine and Ben went to help Todd work his five cows. Anna, Kade and I met Scott, and his friend Scott, and they bought heifer #171. Toni and Jaxsen went down and got the yearling horses in to west nile,  deworm and sort the colts off of the fillies. They also got Rudy in so she can get moved with Tank. I can’t remember everything we did, but we got the pairs from Tank’s pen down to Circle 6, went to lunch, then got Tank, Dally, Butterfly, and Rudy down there as well. There is so much grass that none of the horses even left the alley area, just started grazing. Then we moved the colts down to Tank’s pen. We got a mare named Lucy in to breed, so she went out with King, then we turned Twist out with King. Then we went and got CeeCee and Hammer in and put them with Sagebug. Dally had already gone through the fence in Circle 6, so went back got her back in, she got out again, caught her again, fixed the fence. Then we got our new mare, the Easy Move Whiskey daughter from the shipper. She is a doll. Camas was out with Kaine by that time so the boys and Camas did chores. The kids are also still packing the trailer for Spokane, and Ben helped them get the chutes up into the nose of the gooseneck.

You know what a half dead Russian Olive tree is? A live Russian Olive tree. The Russian Olive war continues. We are still cutting. Found at guy at U of I that is a Russian Olive expert, so we had a consult with him. We hope to get on a trial for a mite that has been located in Europe that only eats Russian Olives then dies. We heard about the Russian Olive trees from a bull buyer named Forest, who had just been at week school at U of I. We will see.

We are very excited about these yearlings we have. There are some colts left for sale and two fillies. They are just so so good. Great minds, curious, good to handle. It will be interesting to see if 2023 can beat 2022. 2022 is pretty damn good.(We have updated pictures of them on Toni’s camera from when her and Jaxsen gave them their spring worming and West Nile, so hopefully uploaded soon).

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