Because … this.

21 07 2020

Not too much earlier before I took this shot, the weather radar showed another lovely green blob right over us. … What we *really* had was a whole lotta blue in the big ol’ sky! I think it comes down to this: The weather gurus are just as hopeful as we are. (Otherwise, there are seriously some techy gremlins in their weather equipment.)

In very good and wonderful news, Connie Clementson, manager of Tres Rios Field Office, released a letter Monday saying that after “thoughtful consideration of the analysis and comments received” (thank you!), she has chosen the preferred alternative – Alternative A – presented by our herd manager, Mike Jensen, for our Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area Plan revision. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Now there’s a 30-day appeal period, then the decision record becomes final, and all that we’ve worked for these last many years is the official management plan in Spring Creek Basin. Documentation, bait trapping, PZP-based fertility control, AML increase … it’s all there.

I can’t begin to articulate my gratitude and overall feelings of relief. Thank you to all those who made this happen. You know who you are, and you know you are appreciated!

The world is kinda one big crazy-town right now, but all I have to do is drive into the basin, spot some horses, walk out, plop myself on the ground (dry as it is … watching for cacti and slitheries, of course) … and all that crazy melts away.

Nature and wild horses truly are the best medicine for what ails us (somebody said that once upon a time, I’m sure of it!), and I am so blessed and thankful to have huge dollops of both in my life.


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22 responses

21 07 2020
Mom

AMEN! So thankful!

21 07 2020
TJ

Yes!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

21 07 2020
Puller9

So sorry you have not received the rain you need. I will continue to pray you get some for the environment and all wild creatures (and domestic). Congrats on another Alternative A designation. Hoping no roundups slated in the near future.

21 07 2020
TJ

Thank you. πŸ™‚ No roundups slated in the near or even semi-far future.

21 07 2020
Maggie Frazier

I got a copy of the letter too – so glad for once the Wild ones get a break! If only that kind of response would spread to the other HMAs before it gets any later! As in Swasey!

21 07 2020
TJ

Thanks, Maggie. πŸ™‚ We are so grateful to see our hard work result in this excellent HMAP!

21 07 2020
Ginger Fedak

Such good news about your HMAP, TJ! So needed right now!
And, yes, you are in the best place to get relief from all the stress in the world right now! ❀️

21 07 2020
TJ

Thanks, Ginger! πŸ™‚ Our biggest stress here is the ongoing drought …

21 07 2020
Karen Schmiede

So glad for the horses. Now, if you get some good rain,it would be great!

21 07 2020
TJ

From your lips (fingers? as you type) to God’s ears/eyeballs! πŸ™‚ Hoping, hoping, hoping!

21 07 2020
Trish

Well done and congratulations!
Keep soaking in that good medicine!!

21 07 2020
TJ

Oh, the horses most definitely are the best medicine. The whole world could use a dose!

21 07 2020
Sue Story

Got the notice for this in my email yesterday, TJ. A time for rejoicing for sure! Thanks for all your hard work and advocacy; you too have played a HUGE part in this victory for our beautiful mustangs. Nice to have some good news for a change! It’s a dark world right now, but this is a shining light for which to be grateful!

21 07 2020
TJ

Rejoicing! Great word! πŸ™‚ It has been a long time coming, and we are *rejoicing* indeed!

21 07 2020
Lynn and Kathy

Fantastic news!! Thank-YOU for all that you do on behalf of our friends in the Basin!! Now, on to more rain dances!! πŸ™‚

21 07 2020
TJ

You and Kathy have been following from the beginning. Could you even have imagined?! πŸ™‚ What an adventure.

21 07 2020
Marytherese

Wonderful News!! Great things come to those who do great things!! Thanks to all who advocated for all that is right. On to bringing on the moisture!

21 07 2020
TJ

Indeed! We have worked long and hard – a lesson in perseverance, for sure! C’mon, rain!!!!!!

22 07 2020
Diane Muller

Congratulations, you work so hard. Thankful for your passion.

22 07 2020
TJ

Thanks, Diane. πŸ™‚

22 07 2020
Pat

We are blessed to have worked hard for this herd. And look it all paid off!
Now let’s keep it up!

23 07 2020
Glenn Sackett

This choice of Option A makes me very happy!

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