Friday, March 18, 2011


Today's the last day of Spring Break! I can't believe it! I was sick the first 3 days, so don't you think I need a refund for those days?? It sure was a nice, relaxing and most welcomed break! The wheat is a beautiful emerald green and even the pastures are starting to green up. I love this time of year!
Got a little riding time in as well! Sweet Ed is such a sweetie!Susie and Luanne came out and we rode the river road loop! It was blowin' a gale that day, but other than that, it was a gorgeous day and a great ride!
Left over cotton where the module stood - TEXAS SNOW!

Biscuit has certainly enjoyed the attention this week!

My Sweet Ed!

Even though duck season is a year away, Zack set up camp in the laundry room, cleaned his decoys and fitted new lines and anchors on each one.

Dyke and Zack went to Miller Creek to camp and fish. Zack won the contest for the most fish and the biggest fish!

He is such "his father's son"!

Jake and his friends drove to Taos, NM to ski for a few days, so I have no pictures of him!!!! He wouldn't even let me take his picture when he got home!! If I can sneak a picture, I'll add it to this post!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Well, I guess when the days change from near freezing to 80 degrees...Spring is trying to eeak it's way into the atmosphere. Last weekend brought a sandstorm that blocked out the daylight and the entire sky was red with sand! Here's a shot from just south of our house as I drove could barely see the farm!
Spring also brings better fishing, so Dyke and his brother and a couple of others decided to head to Lake Arrowhead to try their "homemade" catfish bait. Zack "skipped" out of school - his grades are wonderful and it was a perfect Father-Son trip. Here's Zack with one of the larger catfish that they caught (the head).
On Thursday, Zack had his first track meet in Vernon! He won the discus with a throw of 136 ft. and got 2nd in the shot put with a heave of 40'9"

Jake came home Thursday night so that he could work to make some Spring Break money. We decided to ship the bull (Toro) and 2 big steers to Hollis, OK. Their sale is Saturday morning. So, I called the cows up and we sorted those to be sold.

We've had Toro for 5 years and he's been great, but it's time to breed out the longhorn traits - longhorns don't bring much at the sale and he's almost past his prime.Sorting the steers and pushin' Toro to the chute to load in the trailer. With his wide horns, we had to reset one of the T-posts so he could fit. Here's Jake with the T-post driver.

It was kinda sad to see Toro loaded and ready for the sale. He was bottle raised and has been a great bull for our young heifers!

They got loaded and Jake had one of his High School buddies ride to the sale barn in Hollis, OK with him. It's about a 1.5 hr. drive each way.
Glad to get them shipped.
Ready for a young angus bull.