Great Grandfather Memories

My great grandfather on my father’s side was a lovely man. He died when I was fairly young, but I still have wonderful memories of him. He was kind, gentle and very active in his church. He lived in Elk City, Oklahoma and I remember trips to visit he and my great grandmother. By the time I was born he was retired and not in perfect health. I remember his house was always filled with church friends and much of his time was spent with church activities where he was good friends with the minister. I wish I had a photo of his house, but I don’t. It was modest, but he lived a humble life so it was a happy home.

I do have this one photo of his country grocery which was very prosperous until the depression hit. My great grandfather had such a kind heart that he let everyone sign notes to pay for their food later when they were able to obtain money. Of course, his beautiful little grocery had to close due to money going out and no money coming in! It financially destroyed him, but no one ever heard him utter a complaint.

I have this one photo which I love! I have always thought how much fun it would be to visit this little store. I imagine he had many fun times running his store and judging from the men in this photo I think it must have been a happy meeting place for the neighborhood men. Happy times before the depression hit.

Spring Calves

We have lots of new beautiful babies at the farm. This one is especially special. Her mama is sick and unable to feed her. She is now with a new mama who lost her calf. We are crossing fingers for a match made in heaven! Newborn cow babies are so very precious. I get goosebumps when simply looking at each "fresh-born" baby. … [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday

Purple Love! … [Read More...]

Many Faces of Orphan Andy

Our Orphan Andy is just the best little donkey. He has a personality as big as the world. I just wish he could speak in human words because he would have so much to impart to us. Our feelings are strong as he lost his lovely mom at 20 days old and we have loved him devotedly. He was bottle fed and raised by a family member who raises goats for the stock show. Then he came home to us and the other … [Read More...]

Cow Babies Are Back

The "baby" pasture has been very busy this week! I think when I counted yesterday there were around nine or ten new babies. What a happy time here at the farm. The babies give us much joy and I spend lots of time just standing and watching the fun. Nothing cuter than little cow babies to put a smile on ones face and to make the world right. This beautiful baby was born about 4 hours before I … [Read More...]

Possumhaw

The farm is a world of winter brown. Our Possumhaw is the only bit of color every winter. It brings joy and the impending hope of spring and we enjoy it immensely. It is the simple things that we really remember and that impact our lives... … [Read More...]

Texas Touch

We have a new "visitor" at the farm. His name is "Texas Touch" and actually he has been visiting the girls for about a month. All the girls have been AI (artificially inseminated) so now Texas Touch is visiting just in case the AI did not take with any of the cows. I have been watching him for the last couple of weeks when I have been trimming around the oak trees in the pastures. The cows all … [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday

Winter Sunsets at farm can compete with summer ones any day!   … [Read More...]

Looking Cute

Goose is looking really adorable in his hunting attire! He belongs to Son #1. He is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. He is a very sweet and gentle family dog and loves to visit the farm. Those eyes are always talking to you- he is so darn cute! … [Read More...]

Sing To My Babies

It was a lovely weekend at the farm. It has been cold and rainy for much of the last couple of months. That makes it so much NOT fun to enjoy hiking, working and enjoying the animals. Last week I cleaned the farmhouse so I would be ready for the two nice days predicted by the weatherman. Sure enough- we got our warm weather. I cleaned the roads of trash, cleaned up yard of branches and twigs that … [Read More...]

We Will Remember the Alamo Bowl

I am home from the Alamo Bowl and have had time to reflect on our entire TCU Frog football season.  What a rollercoaster ride we have been on. It has been an emotional season and one in which we have had to be extremely flexible. Simply put, sometimes it is just exhausting being a die-hard TCU fan. In the football world our fall started out with huge expectations. Our ranking was high and fans … [Read More...]

Happy New Year Y’all

Happy New Year. Have a great day of food, drink, football and time with your family. … [Read More...]

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays to all of you from Cowboy and me and all our farm animals! … [Read More...]

Favorite NYC Activity

I was in NYC for the first time last week. The sights, sounds and smells will last a life-time. My senses awakened with all the beautiful holiday sights and sounds. What a glorious place to visit during the holiday season. I am so glad to have visited and toured NYC. I have many favorites and frankly I can say that every single thing I saw and experienced was MY favorite. However, if I had to pick … [Read More...]

Beach Thanksgiving

Wow, what a wonderful Thanksgiving I had! Spent a week in WaterColor Florida with my out of town kids. Such a special time to spend one entire week with them! The weather was a little cold the first day we arrived, but turned warmer each day we were there. The majority of our time we parked ourselves at the beach, however we also biked, canoed, walked, ate seafood. We were lucky to see the Seaside … [Read More...]