May is always busy for Cowboy and me. We both have May birthdays. There is Mother’s Day followed by our anniversary. Father’s Day comes in June so we have lots of events in a small time frame. A few years ago we started having one family dinner to celebrate all of these events and it has been very successful and I am sure all our kids love just meeting for one family event!
We all met last evening for a wonderful Mexican food dinner complete with red velvet cake. Perfect evening with all our family. The cousins had so much fun together. I loved watching them laugh and giggle all evening. Joyful time to watch them…
As always, our family was way to good to us. I came home with a beautiful fern and bird feeder for our patio. Pretty new candle to go by my tub. Beautiful orchid plant to pretty up the den. A precious travel bag along with a cover for my Kindle. Note pad and precious kitchen towel with a boot for farm kitchen.
The farm house will have some pretty new things!
This is a cute birthday card I wanted to share with you!
This darling Cowgirl Book has most of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame greats in it. Have not read it, but next rainy day I plan on reading it cover to cover. It is going to look great on the coffee table!
This donkey/mule plate was a big hit and going to pretty up the farmhouse!
My kids know me so well and are so very generous with their mom and dad. We are the luckiest parents to have sons which grew up to be such wonderful sons, husbands and dads. We were blessed with special daughter-in-laws that love us and gave us all our wonderful kiddos… Life really is good!
Love spring gardens! Attended an event last week and they had a lovely garden. Loving the rocks used as backdrop to garden. Happy pot of flowers! Indian Blankets in a home garden. Love this. Usually just see them on the side of road as wildflowers! … [Read More...]
I spent the last year putting most of my energy into recovering from my barn accident last April. I am finally doing really well. Some days I still have a limp, but I am trying hard to walk without one. I am not totally "there" yet, but I think each month is bringing me to my desired goal. The one thing I missed most this last year was a "girls trip". I spent days and days dreaming about … [Read More...]
You have read and seen pictures of Sundance of the Desert on this blog. Sundance was adopted from the Golden Retriever Rescue in New Mexico in his golden years. My friend made him her forever friend. Sundance has been in bad health since before Christmas, but he was still able to enjoy life and his "people". Now, Sundance is roaming beautiful fields of green grass and flowers with friends. His … [Read More...]
Here is a little bit of happy to help you start your week. Love these little wildflowers and their pretty splash of color. They are Lanceleaf Coreopsis. We call them Tickseed. They are very common and grow in all states except for eight. Even on drought years, we can usually count on Tickseed to bloom. … [Read More...]
We finally have a few wildflowers which makes me "Over the Moon" happy! In our area, the wildflowers are just beginning to pop up. We had a brutally dry year combined with a very mild winter and a late cool spell. I am not sure we will have an abundance of flowers, but you just never know. We are supposed to get showers tonight and that just might force more wildflowers into … [Read More...]
Our farmhouse is a simple rock house built in the 1800s. It is small and there is not one fancy thing about it.Think Little House on the Prairie simple. We love it that way. Have never desired to make it something it was not. Being small simply means I do not have to take lots of time cleaning it. Cowboy and my days are basically spent outside which is how it should be. A few years ago I did make … [Read More...]
Son #1 and family have their first family dog. Welcome to Goose who is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. He is the cutest thing ever; although I am glad I am not the one having to house train him! We had never really seen a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon before. He immediately won all of our hearts. You gotta love this face! Goose This is Goose's portrait drawn … [Read More...]
Son #2 and family adopted Roxy before Christmas. She is a really great cat and has made a wonderful pet for the entire family. I took this iPhone photo at Easter of Roxy sleeping. Irresistibly cute & so sweet. … [Read More...]
I love anything hearts and the farm has way more cactus than we need. Son #1 and his family had a farm campout a few weeks ago and they found a pretty heart cactus on their nature hike. Next search for hearts at the farm- rocks. We have plenty and bet we can find one! … [Read More...]
I have been off the social media grid. Those who really know me might even be alarmed for they know I rarely go a day without being active on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email or blogging. It just does not happen. The last few weeks have been crazy busy. Friends in hospital. Errands past due. Cleaning out filing cabinet. Filing. Working in the garden. Sick cat. Spring cleaning the garage. … [Read More...]
We have had a week of warm sunny weather which means I get a case of spring fever! This always involves doing spring planting in all my empty pots. This weekend I planted some Mexican Feather Grass and a few Yuccas. Before I add my potting soil this is what I add to each pot. Two benefits: Makes for great drainage Use less potting soil Keep those water bottles! The small work … [Read More...]
It has been a busy spring with lots of new calves which we really enjoy having around the farm. Unless you are around cows you cannot imagine that they actually have personalities all their own. I love being around the cows and you quickly learn who is friendly and happy to see you. I love just sitting around them to see all the comical expressions they can come up with. Love watching the calves … [Read More...]
Can you believe it? We have 2 new residents at farm. They were dumped at our place which is so madding and really very sad. I just do not understand having a lovely animal and dumping it on a country road with the possibility of getting hit by a truck. What are people thinking? I know that so many have been dumped that it is hard to find homes for them. Still... it just breaks your heart to see so … [Read More...]
This peaceful sunset was taken in September. It was very unusual because the majority of our sunsets tend to be orange in color. I love our spectacular orange and red sunsets which never disappoint. This sunset was one of a kind and we enjoyed the change in color... I would love to take the time to photograph our sunsets for an entire month and see the different hues and colors. June … [Read More...]