Tuesday, August 26, 2008

No Mexico this year...

For the past few years, we've gotten to go down and help with branding at the end of August. This year, with everything going on near the border and being a big bump...we probably won't get down there. I'm a little sad- it's the only time I get to ride a horse...and I have a two-year tradition of getting to throw down the last, smallest baby cow down for her brand and shots. Who's gonna do it for me?? But, we've had fun in past...here are some fun pics of last year! Max and Jackie with all the grandbabies!
Father and sons getting the work started...and the 'Nina Fresca' in the back (Max's mule)


Good ol' Santa Maria... the cowboy from the ranch- he's a funny old dude, never can tell what he's saying when he talks... but I always get a smile and a nod.


The 'herd' crossing the river, which I hear is chilly if you get dumped in :)




View from the ranch house



And I don't know why but one of my favorite parts of the ranch is the road in. You have a dropoff and the riverbed on one side and a little ditch on the other...it's really shady and calm...especially early in the morning! Aside from all that- I'll also miss eating meat and green chili burros from the 'disco'... but I won't miss being stinky- or racing to get home on the 'moto' to get the shower while it's hot!





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

we just got back from mexico! dont let all the stories scare you away its fine! my sister even drove down there all by her little lonesome. actually even Kassi drove down alone. you'll be fine! hope you get to go!

Derrick and Laurice said...

That's too bad we will miss you guys!

Amanda said...

So, this is the first year in my life I didn't go down sometime during the summer. I was almost reconciled to that fact. Oh and trust me you don't want to know what Santa Maria was saying.

Just Joan said...

I am sorry your going to miss your trip down there. I have not heard of those vampire books but if you give me the authors name I will definitely read one and let you know...since I have this new infatuation with vampire love stories. Well sweetie I love and miss you and hope all is well. I can not wait to see pics of the little man inside your belly!!

The Sweet Life of Emily. said...

I am so homesick!!!

Just Joan said...

Ok I have the book Blue Bloods on hold at the library...I'm getting it tomorrow and after the book I'm on now yours is next! Then I will let you know. Love you.