Life on the X-Bar Ranch...

I am an ordinary woman, with an amazing family, serving an awesome God.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bobcats and Baby Chicks.

My Cowboy went to the first branding of the season this morning. Since I must stay at home and wrangle kids all morning, I decided to reward myself by writing. A blog post. I know - I'm nerdy that way. :)
The flower shop delivered some gorgeous flowers last week. They are from my even more gorgeous sister. (Truly.) They are so fresh and spring-like. Iris are one of my favorite flowers.

 My mom sent me a beautiful bowl of flowers, too.She sent hers a little early, but the interesting thing is, that every year she can't wait till the 28th, so she just sends them early. I have received them on the day the canal starts running in the spring, for the last 2-3 years.  And even I don't know when that canal is gonna start running. I find it interesting and so special that God has planned that a day that is always tough for me (and yet rather unimportant) is always greeted with flowers from my mom. God is cool that way.
 And I have been playing around with my new camera. Lucia is always a willing, cute, and available subject. She is the only one in the house still young enough to look adorable even when her hair is a mess. :)

 The Boss found a road-killed bobcat a few days ago. I'm not sure what the rationale was in bringing it to the X-Bar. But Frank thought it was cool. It is kinda cool - as long as its dead.
 The Hershey family made our whole week by coming up on Saturday afternoon and staying till evening. I talked,  the men moved some yearlings on horseback, I talked, the kids played, I talked, the boys played with our new chicks, I... well, anyways. I sure enjoyed it. We made food for Sunday potluck, and food for supper. Franklin and Brandon were having fun with our baby chicks.  Can I have any volunteers to come build me a chicken coop? I have plans to build one myself, but I fear for the aesthetic aspect of it all. And I really need to find some scrap wood. 

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth SwartzendruberTuesday, May 03, 2011

    I love you blog. God is always on time and he knows when we need that encouragement. Life sures sounds very interesting.


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