Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tasha Tudor

“Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!” 

photo credit - Mr. H.
a favorite scene on the road to our family's ranch

Adding to the flock!

Introducing "Carrie" 
an Ameraucana.

And "Miranda"
a Silver Laced Wyandotte.

My older girl's egg production will start to taper off
in the next year as they turn two years old.
So I'm adding to the flock now.

The chicks will be indoors for a few weeks
before I move them outside.

My Daisy is curious about this second generation
of baby chicks in the house. :-)

A Girl and Her Pigs

Do you remember Willie and Waylon?
My daughter raised them to show at our county livestock show.

They finished out at 230 and 233 pounds.

She learned a lot about raising swine.

How to check their weight.

How to feed and water them.
How to bathe and clip them.
And how to exercise them.

She also learned how smart they are.
And, that Waylon was as gentle and affectionate as a puppy dog.

She learned how to load them up.

And how to show them in the ring.

And she learned, 

how to say goodbye...

Deep in the Heart

How I love Texas in the springtime!

It is just so beautiful!

I enjoyed all of this beauty tonight,

on just a simple walk down the road.

"Where flowers bloom so does hope." ~Lady Bird Johnson