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PostSubject: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:03 am

not dead yet, so not done yet...

http://desertmountaingrassfed.com/

tentative July 28, 29...Boise ID beginning..

https://www.facebook.com/Howard-Ranch-Idaho-118675821543408/?fref=ts
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:49 pm

a gathering with the Maasai herders would be some experience, but we`ll top it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:23 am

Mike and Bob,

I have never been to Idaho and would like to meet Bob and his cattle. I am already looking forward to the trip.
Thanks for planning another "Gathering!" bounce

Ron
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:53 am

All I do is the posting...thanks to Bob for implementing the concept; thank Larry for creating the "simple" breeding concept...

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the
firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize
our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

“Greatness is a property for which no man can receive credit too soon; it must be possessed long before it is acknowledged.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

from Bob`s facebook...

We live in a dry part of the world and believe that producing beef in a sustainable way is what God intended us to do. We learned the hard way that our base cow herd has to fit our environment so we developed a line bred herd of Angus cows with the help of Larry Leonhardt from Shoshone Angus. It has taken 20 years to remove the crossbreeding mess that we started from. But today we have a set of cows that can renew themselves in this environment.
This set of maternal cows allows us to make true crosses for an end product, while breeding a percentage back to their line to maintain the original bloodline. With some research we found that we can use a breed named Akaushi on these cows and offspring to have a healthy wonderful tasting product that can be raised sustainably.
With all of that said our greatest concern is generational sustainability and how we can help the population move forward in a positive manner.
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:17 pm

from facebook...

Hi Mike, just finished reading the "History of the Shoshone X strain" for the first time. ( tomorrow will start the second one) honestly? I feel pretty much as GK Chesterton when he discovered the beauty of the Catholic faith, if I may say so. Only now I realize the tremendous job Mr LL did and the powerful herd he built out of a solid and clear path strictly followed, and with the support from friends like yourself, and probably few others. I will definitely work to build two herds with the "X" strain both in Uruguay and in Argentina. In fact started few weeks ago already buying some females and a bull's interest from John Dockweiler. I still have a lot to learn from You & your friends, and count with your support so to join you in your Shoshone journey! Thanks!

Mike Keeney wrote...Well, here it is only Jan 19 and my year has already been a success ! I got to sit on Larry`s porch and walk the fields with him many hours over the years, the cattle are good; the ideas are great; the man was genuis and yet humble to boot...Dockweiler Angus shares those same characteristics; and if yours and my paths never cross, it is satisfying to know some of our genetics, ideas, and experiences will...thank you !

the journey continues...
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:12 am

Mike it is a lot like eating an Elephant you have to take one bite at a time and only the hungry will try. We are looking forward to you all showing up in July it will be a very different for most folks.
Thanks again for starting this site.

Bob Howard
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:34 am

Bob muddling along looks like life in the fast lane to me...Betty always enjoyed us coming out to force Larry to
muddle along for a few days...now we are invited to bring Bob down to a crawl Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:54 am

I`m a little pissed that Yuval failed to mention Bob and I can breed cattle with the same philosophy Smile

“Two Catholics who have never met can nevertheless go together on crusade or pool funds to build a hospital because they both believe that God was incarnated in human flesh and allowed Himself to be crucified to redeem our sins. States are rooted in common national myths. Two Serbs who have never met might risk their lives to save one another because both believe in the existence of the Serbian nation, the Serbian homeland and the Serbian flag. Judicial systems are rooted in common legal myths. Two lawyers who have never met can nevertheless combine efforts to defend a complete stranger because they both believe in the existence of laws, justice, human rights – and the money paid out in fees. Yet none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings.”
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:33 am

That sure seems very sad to me that every thing is just here because of why??? And yes Mike and I can breed cattle in the same country that was formed by Christians some 250 years ago. I know how little that I have accomplished with out God and none of that was good. Bob
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:39 am

One more note that I would like to clarify is if there a mark in the sand of time that I have made it is in the DNA of my grandchildren that god has allowed me. And the world goes around and around. Thanks Bob
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:49 am

And once the earth was thought to be flat Smile calving Bob? Bull sale time ?
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:24 am

Yes we are calving and turning out yearlings and the Bull sale is the 15th of April and The meat company is moving forward in good fashion.

If I had not changed my ways 20 years ago none of this would be possible.

I will have Pam send some photos if she can get away from her day job taking care of our one year old grandson Spade, as his mother and father are the ones doing the work.

And it did not matter if the world was flat or round until the population grew to much and had to have more resources and we have to much now so we do not need God but they tell me there are no Atheist in a fox hole. We will ALL find out too soon the truth.

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:24 pm

Bob H wrote:
Yes we are calving and turning out yearlings and the Bull sale is the 15th of April and The meat company is moving forward in good fashion.

If I had not changed my ways 20 years ago none of this would be possible.  

I will have Pam send some photos if she can get away from her day job taking care of our one year old grandson Spade, as his mother and father are the ones doing the work.

And it did not matter if the world was flat or round until the population grew to much and had to have more resources and we have to much now so we do not need God but they tell me there are no Atheist in a fox hole. We will ALL find out too soon the truth.

Bob

Looking forward to the laughter this summer Bob, mixed around all the projects you have going on...incredible...
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:50 am

Mike if you think that you would like to do that it is always available.
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:46 pm

I think the one Pam and I went on last fall was Hells Canyon Adventures It lasted all day. The only caution that I might add is it is hot in that Canyon in July and August. Hence Hells Canyon
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:41 pm

quick inspiring chat with Bob as he sorted cows in the wind...going to be a great time; we started these Gatherings with the designer and
we are going to end them with the builder...not a tru-line segment; but a tru-line system... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:36 am

MKeeney wrote:
http://www.burgdorfhotsprings.com/

So is this place looking like the place to stay on Friday night? Or Friday and Saturday? I'm making plans.
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:10 am

Mean Spirit wrote:
MKeeney wrote:
http://www.burgdorfhotsprings.com/

So is this place looking like the place to stay on Friday night? Or Friday and Saturday?  I'm making plans.

Bob is going to try and post suggested motels shorty; busy moving lots of cows...I have my tickets bought only; get to Boise on Thursday, I think we will go Whole Foods that night...looks like Ontario OR is the beginning spot on Friday...will be more definitive shortly...
Bob had two bulls unsold; one a little crippled up; another ? I forget...anytime you want a good dose of positive interaction, call Bob; he makes Norman Vincent Peale seem like a negative sourpuss Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Wed May 17, 2017 6:46 am

laughing to myself this morning, leaving the crowd to go alone enables going faster, but it won`t ever be fast enough to catch Bob Howard... Very Happy maybe I can slow him down with a call today, but I hate to break his momentum Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Fri May 19, 2017 8:03 am

note to me...call harold trump about coming...
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Fri May 19, 2017 10:50 am

Hi all we can see the light from the end of the spring tunnel now, so thought that I had better get on with the next project.

After some thought we all can converge in Boise Idaho at the Whole Foods store on the morning of the 28th at 7.30 it is on Broadway. It will not take long to look over the meat counter and see what inbred line bred parent stock can produce as meat. From there we will convoy to Lake Fork Idaho near McCall Idaho to Maki"s ranch where we summer the Akaushi X cattle for the grass fed program. We will have a Barbecue at a park in McCall and can get a rooms there. We will leave early the next morning for real ranch country of Idaho . Our first stop will be in Brownlee Idaho which is just a name. But we have our Angus cows there and will get a group of them together for folks to look at this is in Hells Canyon so be prepared for steep country. If time we then can go to another ranch where we summer some cattle in the bottom of a crater. On the 30th folks can take a jet boat ride down and back of Hells Canyon, go golfing in McCall or just enjoy beautiful Idaho. We will post about rooms shortly but have to go now. Bob
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PostSubject: Re: Howard Ranch Gathering   Mon May 22, 2017 12:51 pm

I have nine rooms booked for  Friday night in McCall at the Best Western...not cheap, 220 ...resort area...
if you want a room, call me...606-305-4501...4 are already taken, we fill these, will find a secondary location or you may wish to on your own...


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