OK, let's move along, shall we? Occasionally, we receive a really interesting submission from one of our Dear Readers. And so it was yesterday that Dear Friend Brad W. sent along this truly awesome 84-page eZine on Buckaroos--The Great Basin Buckaroos, to be exact.
Here is the note from Brad that accompanied his submission:
"Did you know Buckaroo is a cowboy sub-culture? Much more closely related to the old Spanish Vaquero tradition than our SW cowpunchers. A superbly done eZine on the little known Buckaroo ranch culture of the Great Basin. The Guy on the front cover is Brad Randall. His daughter Emmie is in my class. He works ranches all over the state but also travels to Nevada, ID etc. where he's a gen-you-wine Buckaroo."
At first, we didn't expect much but it didn't take long to realize we were seeing and reading something truly special. The people doing this eZine are doing such an over-the-top job. WOW!
Above is such a classic bull photo from the eZine we just had to include it here. Believe it or not bulls can be very photogenic!
Sweetie Susun LOVES Miso Soup. This story really resonated with her.
OK, Time once again for some weather talk. You can see Arizona remains DRY once again for the next seven days. That time period takes us into the Month of April. As most of you know, any kind of major precipitation happening after April 1st here is quite rare. Meanwhile, check out the storm track up north. If another 4.5 inches of precip call in the Upper Snake River headwaters, we'd be willing to be both Jackson Lake and Palisades Reservoir "fill and spill" this year. Note that area of forecast 4.7 inches of precip lies near the watershed of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. That means the water level for our July 12th trip ought to be in the "mighty fine" category.
Meanwhile, down in the desert, Phoenix recorded two back-to-back days of 89 degrees and also saw it's first medium decent dust storm yesterday
A great video on the Operation:
As so often happens, one thing leads to another. The video of Natalie's Second Chance Operation was produced by Purdue's Fast Track outfit. Sure enough, they have some really Fun Stuff besides that video above. Here is their YouTube Channel.