One evening, the dogs started barking, and it wasn't just the tone of bark that they usually proclaim when their conversing with the coyotes...it was rapid, high pitched and carried a "warning" overtone...I went out to see...and...off the porch...by the storm cellar...was...a............BADGER! They had him backed in the corner of the concreted storm cellar and good gracious, was he MAD! I ran in to tell Zack and of course, the "WILD KINGDOM" genes that Zack possesses instantly thrust him into the "catch and release" mode! He ran to the barn and fashioned a 1"PVC pole (long enough to stay at a safe distance from this critter) into a catch pole. He threaded a lasso's loop through the pipe and very quickly returned with a perfect way to catch this thing...
Through my website, I was connected with a gal from Denver. She ordered 50 western wineglass charms for the Denver chapter FBI convention. She said they were a "hit" and sent me a couple photos of how great they looked!
Each one had a different western charm - horses, hats, boots,stars, spurs...as well as different stones to compliment them!
Dad turned 80 at the end of October, so I organized and planned a big surprise party for him at my church! It was AWESOME!!!!
They headed north to Canyon, Texas to visit with Jake at college: West Texas A&M and meet Talia! They had a great, great time!
They even met Talia's horse, Zoe! Notice Jake's prank of tying Zoe's tail to the pole while she ate!
Other happenings: Zack's last team meal (the day before their last game)for the year...we served them steaks, baked potatoes, salad and dessert! That's Zack on the left in the white cap. They LOVED it! The next night, they WON their last game!!! It was AMAZING and everyone was so THRILLED!