NW Okie's Rambling On the Prairie
Around mid-week we took a couple of 4x4 ATVs out west to some of our land called the Eagle Chief Ranch to explore and get to some places we could not get to with our Tundra pickup.
By the time we got out there it was about 9:30a.m. We drove the prairie type of grassland range for about 3 hours from north to south and west to east when 12:30p.m. warming rays were coming down upon us. The only real trouble we had was when David had a hard time figuring out the reverse gear on the ATV he was riding, as seen in the photo on the right. I know it had a reverse because our youngest son had backed it onto the trailer earlier.
We did run across some big deer tracks in the northern part of Eagle Chief Ranch and saw a fish jump in the little pond in the southern part.
It was good to see lots of native grasses (short and tall) thriving and the little ponds overflowing their spillways. It has been good for the pasture to lay fallow for these past few years. It has not been grazed for awhile. It really looks good!
Besides riding the prairie grasslands out west of Alva, in northwest Oklahoma, we checked out our horses (Nugget, Maggie and her filly colt) grazing on Clarks West Ranch about 11 or 12 miles north of Waynoka. They are looking fantastic! My palomino, Nugget, came up to me in the pasture and let me rub on his ears, neck and face. The Dun mare, Maggie, was a little stand-offish, but that was understandable because she had a 2010 filly at her side.
We found our paint horse, Doquoti, out at Clark's East Ranch grazing with some other horses. Doquoti seemed to remember us and came up to us to check us out, also. Maybe next month I shall have another little paint colt out of Doquoti.
On another note, I miss the wildlife of the Rockies and I miss sculpturing on my Eagle Totem!
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