Wednesday, July 16, 2014


 Summer has been  pretty awesome this year!  We spent the weekends in June at the lake.... We managed to work a little in between!

Tate played catcher for the Rangers!

It was a fun season and they won lots of games, just not the championship.... 

At the lake, Bryan, Tate & Pake by the Eagle's Nest.

Tate, Pake, KD and Bryan loving the water and the green grass!

My boys.... My life!

Newt built us this awesome fence and we all helped!

The boys  burning the dead tree piles behind Roll A Cone since we got a big rain!

Cutting wheat!

We had enough to have seed for next year's crop and for that we are thankful!

Pake plowing on, I must admit, the sorriest tractor we own.  He was not happy about no AC and no radio... Bless his heart!

Pake finished his flat bed!  Finally!

Playing - back at the lake riding and hanging out at the swimming hole!

The new toy that Pake claims... But we all love to drive!

Back to work... We've been getting in Momma cow and calf pairs!

Pake helping Ty and Allen work them.

Then back to the swimming hole!

They spotted a snake YIKES!  That's why I never jumped in!

My babies Skeeter and Annie are having a fabulous summer!  They may or may not be spoiled!  Anyway, this summer sure has been full of memories and it's not over yet!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cope Creek

News Alert!  MacKenzie Lake came up 12 foot!

This is Cope Creek, aka "the Chili Bowl".  Newt posted a really cool video of it running (check it out on my Facebook page).  We get super excited about things like this!

And of course, they had to jump!  I just videoed!

Rail and Pake looking off the falls.

It's a pretty good ride over to Cope Falls.

We also had a poker run with a fairly large group! We met lots of new friends and had a great weekend!  If you haven't been out to the lake lately, it's worth a trip!

It Rained, Finally!

We got 3 inches of rain on June 7th!  It was amazing and scary.  We were across town at KD's cousins house.  We decided to leave about the time it hit.... It was a flood!  It was awesome!  So the next morning we got out to check everything.  Well we found 2 of our sprinklers upside down.

This sprinkler is new to the farm and had just been moved to this place.  The cotton (planted under the cover crop of wheat) is ok.  

We speculate that it may have been a little twister.

Just across the road to the south is the other sprinkler.  
It stinks, but again we're thankful for the rain!

The boys have been playing in the tail water pitt!

Got the old boat out (passed down from Tesla).  I bought 4 bottles of Flex Seal for them.  Did y'all know that stuff is $12.99 a can!?  

They also made a swing!  Who needs a swimming pool when you've got a tailwater pitt. Have I mentioned we're thankful for the rain?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Channing Branding 2014

I finally got a group picture this year. What a great group of guys:  Button, Dakota & Hunter (brothers), Braden, Walter, Powder, Dan, Shawn, Randy, Todd, Ty & Alan. 

Walter takes care of the ranch and our cows.  
He's pretty handy and we're really thankful to have him up there!

Tate and Pake gave shots.

Each cowboy gets to drag calves.  They all love it when it's their turn.

I usually take about 953 pictures, but this one is one of favorites.

I like to play like I'm a photographer, but clearly I"m not....  shadows....

I just love momma cows and their babies.  And when you're there in person, the cows are balling and belloring at their babies.  It's a beautiful sound... guess you just have to be there. 

I like horse's butt too...  random  lol

Sometimes I almost get ran over taking pictures.

Tate flanked a few.... 

KD, Walter and Alan discusses important matters... I'm guess something about cows... 

This young guy, Button, can drag calves like a pro.

I branded a few bunches.... hopefully I got the K on backwards...

We got to spend 2 nights at the ranch.  We always cook breakfast and a steak dinner for the crew.  It's just an all around fun time.  We are so thankful for all the cowboys that help!  And to top it all off, it rained almost an inch while we were there!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Let's play in the MUD

It rained!  It was muddy!  We loved it!  We played in it!  We got stuck too!

Kerry Don also found this crawdad.  We went through a creek and the water washed through the Ranger's floorboard.  KD happen to look down and saw him.  Crazy!  

Jerzi, Rustie, Rexie, Meg, Tate, Pake & Bray

Love our ATVs!

This is one of our favorite look outs!

Rustie and Rexie.  Bless her heart she's on crutches, but she wasn't about to let it stop her from playing in the mud!

Lots of muddy water!

Want to go swimming in the mud?

Rustie, Meg, Cade, Tate, Pake & Bray

We call this Kristie's Place and we love to see it running!

Did I mention we got stuck?

We had lots of fun playing in the mud at both the ranch and the lake with lots of fun family and friends!
KD, Tate, Bray, Pake, Dusty & last but not least Mr. Newt down in front!

This Muddy Memorial Day Weekend will go down in the books, because we finally got some rain. 
It was good to see some mud and a rainbow too!