Unexpected Gifts Fill The Heart

I have a friend who is a distant cousin who I have only met once in my life when I was 17. Many years passed and through the years we have corresponded every once in awhile with occasional Christmas cards. I have many fond memories of her and two other cousins I met on that trip long ago and have kept the memories tucked away inside of the special time spent and a connection cemented in my mind.

I had not heard from her in several years and looked every day in the December mail to see if I would hear from her. On her end she was fine and just busy as we all get. One day in December I received an email from her with a precious picture she had drawn of my goat, Mr. Brown. She is an accomplished illustrator and Mr. Brown was such a pleasant surprise! Last week I received a memorial drawing of Fisher who passed away right before Christmas leaving us all a little sad right before the holidays. Happy tears happened upon seeing our sweet Fisher.

Reconnecting has been such a blessing and has filled my heart and made it full. The paintings/drawings of Mr. Brown and Fisher have been the greatest gifts of love from a sweet friend who has only met me once, but “knows” me and that our animals are gifts that we are blessed to take care of on this earth and we love them with all our hearts.

Thank you special cousin and friend. You really DO know me! My life is forever enriched by our life connection.

Are these not the most precious drawings ever? They are my “pride and joys.”

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...]

Rainy Day View

Majestic. Beautiful. Regal. Loved sighting this pretty boy enjoying a rain day last week. (Thanks to Cowboy for grabbing this shot with his phone) … [Read More...]

Spectacular Sunday Sunset

Sunday evening's farm sunset... Totally free entertainment. … [Read More...]

Ranch Fail

We had a beautiful "ranch fail" this week. My sweet favorite cow #35 (you have heard me rave on and on about her) for whatever reason did not get bred this last year. I felt so sorry for her as all her cow friends in her pasture had most of their babies in the spring. A couple of cows in her pasture have calved this fall along with the other mama's who are in the birthing pasture. I pictured poor … [Read More...]

Last Water Fun Of Summer

I love the water and especially a fun girl's weekend at the lake. Enjoyed the last bit of water fun this last weekend. It is always a melancholy event for me as I love catching the last bit of summer, but on the other hand knowing that winter will be looming ahead very shortly. All my friends know very well that I am NOT a winter person which make them laugh because we are generally blessed with … [Read More...]

My Special Montana Cabin

This is my very own special Montana cabin. Have been photographing it for over a decade. It is a lovely little cabin, but the elements are beginning to take their toll. I yearn to put a new little roof on it so it can live on ~  in all it's splendor. It may be tiny, but it stands mighty and proud. I wish I knew it's history, but I am content on documenting it from year to year. My heart and … [Read More...]

We’ve Got Bones!

You have flower pots full of pretty flowers. Me, I have flower pots full of bones. Bones of animals past. The kids all love searching for bones. They think it is the greatest activity ever. They spend hours searching for the next "good" bone. So now you know. You have flowers and I have bones. It gives a new meaning to garden décor. I bet this made your day?! … [Read More...]

July Baby

Had this little cutie last week. This little bull is about 30-40 minutes old in this photo. He was still trying to get his legs "going" while I was photographing him. He was wobbly and stumbling while falling down and getting back up over and over. Mom was extremely mellow and began grazing before he even got completely cleaned up allowing him to explore his new surroundings. Pure sweetness! … [Read More...]

Sweet Mama Love

I can never get enough of watching new moms and their babies. Sometimes I watch them for hours. It fills ones heart with so many feelings of renewal, joy and love. When I spend my time just watching the calves get dinner my heart seems like it will burst with every good feeling. I feel I am so lucky to be one on one with nature here at the farm. My heart is overflowing... … [Read More...]

Little Gray Cloud

This little calf is really not named "Little Gray Cloud"; however I named him that because his soft gray color compares to a light gray cloud before a thunderstorm or summer rain. I love his pretty light gray color and we don't have many gray calves. My fav for sure and he is adorable and spunky to boot! … [Read More...]