Tuesday, November 15, 2011

He-Man Woman Hater Gates

I love that someone found my blog yesterday by searching "cheer leader camel toe spread".  What?  What does that even mean and I guess I really don't care to know. Sounds a little gross. I think I like the "redheaded female athlete" search a little better.

I had a pretty good if not slow run yesterday.  8.4 miles with some mud.  I had about 1.5 miles of running on a field road that was a little muddy, but not horribly so. It did get heavy on my shoes though. I did slip slide around pretty good  a couple times.

 I had to stop several times to empty little rocks out of my shoes and socks.  These pretty black momma cows are always quite curious about what I am doing but never get too close, thankfully although once calving season starts I won't run in a pasture where they are.  Some momma cows can be very protective and not so nice to you if they think you may be a threat and my poor dog Cola would most certainly not be welcome.
 Out of the field the roads weren't too bad.  Here is Cola again wondering what in the world I have stopped for again.  Seems like I stopped a hundred times to shed clothes, get rid of rocks, take pictures, open gates, drink some water, stretch, eat some chomps and on and on.
 Just another pretty view, if you love sage brush and wide open spaces and I do!  The sky was really pretty today.  A storm was working on rolling in and sure enough it started snowing later in the day so I was glad I got my run done in the morning.
 Of course one of the laws of the range is if you open a gate you close the gate.  I am always pleased to see these kinds of "cheaters" on gates.
Can you spot it?  It's the chain.  Makes closing the gate much easier.  I don't remember there being too many of them when I was growing up and my Dad likes to make He-Man Woman Hater Gates meaning they can be really hard to open and nearly impossible to close.  Thanks Dad for this one  :)   I can remember a couple gates where my sister and I had to work together with all of our strength just to close it and a few that we never could quite close so we would have to Jerry-rig it shut with some rope or loose wire we found.

Tell me one great thing about your day yesterday or today.
We are having our Thanksgiving potluck at work today...YUM!

20 comments:

  1. we have those cheater kinds of gates here, but they often always put cattle guards over the gate entrance too....which is a pain cause Tals REFUSES to step on the cattle guard. I have to lift her over them sometimes :)

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  2. I would be afraid to open a gate to run through because I watch Frontier Force on NatGeo and from that show I've realized that everyone in Montana has a gun and isn't afraid to use it. :)

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  3. Montana is a place I need to visit some day. Such a different way of life than here in Maine. My area is all fishermen--not many farmers and no ranchers. (Yes, I know the difference!:):))

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  4. Cola seems like such an awesome dog! Are there any runs that you won't take him on?

    Awesome thing yesterday? hmmm... it was a pretty run of the mill day - sick kid, school for me, homework for everyone. Have a great turkey potluck.

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  5. lol this is so funny. I love farm life. and I think having that chain cheater is a GREAT idea. when I lived in the country I loved how nice everyone was about letting you go on their property :D

    ummm yesterday - while I posted 3 too many blog posts :P and got some sweet compression gear in the mail!

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  6. That's a whole 'nother world that I know nothing about! Looks beautiful though.

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  7. Beautiful run! Unfortunately I don't have scenery like that for my runs. Had to clean house yesterday but I did get jewelry in the mail!

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  8. Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

    Thanks for share,
    * Rio Prasetyo *

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  9. I know I would love to have some of those cheater gates on our gates. My hubby knows I cant get those darn gates closed. I know I workout and do weight training but dont ask me why I cant get them close. They are one tough baby. Loved your pics girl. I hope to go to Montana someday and see all that open range. But I cant do with out the snow girl.

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  10. Is it sad muddy runs stress me out because then my shoes get muddy?

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  11. wow! i really love your pictures. you run in such gorgeous areas. and pups are the best running partners in my opinion! one great thing about my day yesterday was getting to pick up my sweet pup and see her for the first time since i left for my trip :)

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  12. I bet your shoes get really heavy some days!

    Great pics; Cola is such a good running companion... must make you feel very safe, too.

    I don't recall cheaters on gates when I was a kid. Made me want to skinny through the barbed wire so I wouldn't have to open the gate and get a BOY to close it for me!

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  13. How beauitful! I have a feeling that besides the really cold winter I could fall in love with your part of the country!

    I'm running Kiley's Virtual Thanksgiving 5K in our pasture at home and I'm going to make Allan take video so you can see our little farm.

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  14. Such a pretty area!! I had no idea what a cheater gate is...I feel so educated now! :)

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  15. Those are beautiful pictures! I am jealous of where you get to run!!!

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  16. That was a pretty funny search term! I love to look at those because they can be pretty funny. Just the other day someone came to my blog by searching "fat girl 9 months pregnant." I would be offended but I was really fat when I was 9 months pregnant!

    I love your pictures! Beautiful!

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  17. I think I inspired you with my muddy shoes pictures! What a beautiful place to run :)

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  18. Mmmm...enjoy your potluck! I wish I could celebrate American Thanksgiving too!!

    One great thing?...I went running for the first time since my Urbanathlon! Yep, 17 days later. And it felt GREAT!

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  19. You run in such a lovely area - so very different from my urban world.

    I managed to get all the front lawn leaves raked yesterday before the rain. Counts as great in my book LOL!

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