December 31, 2018

ranch and trail notes, mmxviii-xii-xxxi

(the donkey lives in a pasture on the way to the ranch - it was standing on a big pile of dirt and when I pulled over to take a picture it ran right up to the fence to say hi)

December 28, 2018

ranch notes, mmxviii-xii-xxviii

stumbled upon a juniper berry skewered on an agarita
as Cora pretended to be a mountain goat

December 24, 2018

christmas trail notes, mmxviii-xii-xxii

Christmas lights with the grandchildren in Cedar Park a couple nights ago.

December 21, 2018

solstice mule, mmxviii-xii-xxi

We had the best time today - thirty minutes of grooming, five minutes of "riding" (well, sitting) and then an hour of free grazing. She wandered into a super brushy patch and made an adventure of it.

December 16, 2018

family notes, mmxviii-xii-xvi

from Bren's birthday party

December 14, 2018

family notes, mmxviii-xii-xiv

"...and he sailed off through night and day and out of weeks and almost over a year
to where the wild things are..."
(coincidentally PJ brought that book to me and asked me to read it to her,
which is why it was on my mind)

December 11, 2018

ranch notes, mmxviii-xii-xi

1 - Chief, Koby, Scud and Rumor; 2 - Wyatt; 3 - Cora; and 4 - Leda.
Cora led me from one end of the ranch to the other to graze today. I was OK with that.

December 9, 2018

garden notes, mmxviii-xii-ix

this young male was playing tag with another - it didn't seem like they were being aggressive or territorial, but more like they were just having fun

December 8, 2018

December 6, 2018

December 5, 2018

December 1, 2018

malcolm and pj at the fair

from a fall fair at our community park today
pj let me read her a couple Beatrix Potter stories when we got home