The rain finally stopped yesterday long enough to get out on the ranch and check things out yesterday. It has rained over 2 1/2 inches so far this week, with more on its way.

IMG_0251.jpgThe guys got to get in and mow the Vita Rack Clover fields. The clover mowed perfect. As I went back past the first field mowed, there were already deer out filling their bellies. It was a two man job, one man on the mower and one on the four wheeler running ahead checking for fawns.

After watching them for a while, I decided to check out the rest of the ranch, hoping to see a monster up close enough to get a good photo.

With the noise the Gator makes, it was more seeing white tails flagging as they went into the timber, but there were lots of those. In all I saw four bucks, three were big enough that I could see from a couple hundred yards off. They will definitely be something to look forlater on this summer. I did get close enough to get a photo of one really nice young buck.

It also always amazes me how beautiful it is here in the Missouri Ozarks. Almost every time I go out, I find something new.