Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Works

Roping out horses!

The gather

I was sent up on the ridge, what a great view!

Sortin' out bulls

And the dry's

Branding Time!

Nice Shot!





The ground crew

Lunch Time!
Did ya'll like that? It was short an' sweet because I'm so very tired after just 2 days of helping on the works. My poor hubby has been at it for 2 weeks now, tomorrow is the last day though.
I feel very privileged to have gotten to help out, it was a nice to be around a crew who aren't women haters.. awhemm.
I did have to ride ramuda horses, which, just between me and you, if I never have to ride those horses again that will be just dandy with me. The first one, Juroo, liked to prance ALL THE TIME! And the second one, Gus the white whale.. well, I could barely get my saddle on him he was so big, hence his name.
Well, I'm headed to bed now, have a rodeo tomorrow evening that I need my rest for!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Random things

Howdy ya'll, been a while hasn't it?

Lets see here, tomorrow morning brings the first day of the spring works here on the ole ranchero. Luckily, out here it will only last about 3 weeks, instead of 3 months... so it should be a breeze! But why do I have this tingling in my tummy about spending eight nights alone, just me and K man? Maybe it's this huge house that creaks like crazy at night, or the fact that we haven't lived here but four months... I guess I should stop being a big baby about it.

I've been told I could stay in town, but I will still be alone. Everyone is out of town this week and I would rather sleep in my own bed if I'm going to be alone anyways... I think a house full of kids would make it all better... Ok I'm done with that now.

Let's talk gardening shall we? I did my research and planned my garden at what I thought was a decent time of the year, but this crazy west texas weather has had two below freezing nights and lets just say my poor tomato plants have been replaced... with alive ones. Oh and not to mention my pepper plants, or, should I say T's pepper plants. Everything else seems to be doing great though! Oh, except my watermelon. They died last night I'm pretty sure. It rained on us pretty good and last night it decided to freeze, again. I tell ya, this weather is crazy! I am thankful for the rain though, it was much needed. Thank goodness my mom started a ton of watermelon plants in the house and she gave me some new little plants to replace the dead ones.

This year my hubby plowed me up a big spot for a garden, in the perfect area too! And we loaded it up!! Lots of corn and strawberries this year. Probably the most eaten around this house... I even planted some pumpkins! One year, my mom planted giant pumpkins and she took one to the county fair and placed 1st for her pumpkin being nearly 150 pounds!

I love watching things grow! I also planted some flowers and decorate grass around the house, since it's so bare. Can't wait till everything grows up!

Speaking of growing up, ya'll should little K man now! He looks like a little boy more than ever with his curly blond hair. Crazy kid, this afternoon I made cushion of pillows and blankets on the floor in the living room and he loved running to it and plopping down! Until he slipped and hit his head on the hardwood floor. It didn't deter him for long though, he was back at it in less than 2 minutes.

If I posted a picture of K on here, ya'll would think I abuse him. He has a bruise in the middle of his forehead where he fell off the porch; a bruise under his nose where he tried to stick a stick up his nostril; a scratch on his belly from another stick; a fat lip from falling on his face numerous times.. None of this seems to bother him though! He keeps doing the same things that get him hurt! Oh well, his a little boy, what did I expect? The bad thing is, if we had a little girl I could see her doing the same things.. (Oh is that the second mention of more kids? Oh I'm sorry.. Ahem Ahem..)

So by now ya'll probably know that I am involved with Advocare now and I'm on the 24 day challenge, and folks, let me tell ya! First of all, I don't have weight to loss, but so far I'm on day 6 and I've lost 5 pounds. That's not a huge number but to me its great! I've also noticed that my belly is flattening out.. hmmm.. I may try and sport a bikini sometime this year.. maybe...

Well, tomorrow I will try and get some pictures up to go with the post :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I know I know, do not give me any grief about this being late... it's only April 3rd! Only!

Sorry bout' that, I've been wanting to sit down and blog but have I had time for that? Nope..

Right now I'm sitting on the couch listening to music on the tv and watching K man navigate the front steps. I have the door wide open so I can keep an eye on him and its such a beautiful day not to have doors and windows open! T is out working on my chicken coop too! It's a wonderful day :)

Well this year we made the trip up to Matador to spend Easter with T's folks. It was nice to get away but on the last day I proceeded to get some sort of stomach bug and felt terrible all the drive home. And... it's the second time that's happened to me while staying up there.. I think there's something in the water...

I like this pictues, it looks like K man took it himself!


Uncle N makes a good pillow. Poor K man was wore out.

Like his Easter egg basket? Yeah, it's a lard bucket..

He actually enjoyed hunting eggs, then all he wanted to do was eat the eggs..


Well, I think that's all I have time for.. the phone is ringing "sigh"

Have a good one ya'll!