Friday, March 31, 2006


This is the time of the year when rattlesnakes are most active. I have killed two in the last two mornings while driving ranch roads. The snake pictured above is swallowing a morning dove. Even in the short grass you would have to be alert to see it. With the dry conditions and mostly dry grass which we have now they are even more difficult to spot. So, if you are out and about slow down and watch where you step.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Now, who do you think this is? Hint......... it has got to be a "Poth", right?

Monday, March 27, 2006

Fishing Texas, then eating 'em..............

This is Klint and Angela's, Kylie, showing me the "seashells" she gathered at the pond.
This is Kole who just turned three checking out his fishing pole.
You get little boys and mud together and that makes for lots of "fun".
Kole, showing me the big earthworm.
Kylie searching for her "seashells" while her Dad, Klint, fishes.
Kids out having fun.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Deer Rodeo

Does being released on the Poth ranch.
Unloading does from a pickup after beeing netted from a helicopter then picked up by four wheelers and taken to a main road from where they were picked up and taken back to the trailers.
Getting things ready by darkening the inside of the trailer.

Deer Rodeo

Helicopter lifting off to go shoot a net down on another doe.
Mark's helper Ysiedro removing a net from a captured doe.
Thanks to Mark Erspamer for all of his help. He came and brought his ranch hand to help.
Thanks to Klint Graf for helping in lots of ways.
Thanks to Sam Syring for all of his help. He was the one that kept saying, "When are you going to start your fence".

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Boomer and Maise

Boomer (L) and Maise (R) showing off part of their yard in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Where have all the flowers gone?

With the dry conditions in this part of Texas, we haven't had a decent rain since September, the wildflowers are few and far between. These are some of the pictures I had stored from years past.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


I've attached two different pictures of the same group of "Carnes" family. See if you can find yourself in these pictures. These were taken outside of Ruidoso New Mexico at a Carnes Reunion that Uncle Bob Carnes arranged.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Turkeys on the move...

Yesterday, Saturday, I saw these various turkey gobblers out in different places looking for hens to breed.


Alright, let's see how good you are at naming these folks. Hint.... To my knowledge this was the "whitest" wedding Pleasanton ever had.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Fun Time in Louisianna

We have just returned from a fun trip to L'Auberge du Lac Hotel and Casino. We met good friends Sam and Dianne Syring and Dwight and Nancy Nieschwitz there. We enjoyed some relaxing time visiting and had fun betting.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Visiting Lex and Kristi in South Carolina

Here they are, Kristi, Lex, and Sandra, cooling off at "Cantinflas" after visiting the Irish Festival down by the river. We had a great visit! Thanks, Kristi and Lex.
Downtown Greenville...
The lake at Paris Mountain park...

Lex and Kristi Home in South Carolina

Front view with woods and creek behind...
Living area...
View, left to bonus room, right to master bedroom...
Guest bedroom...
Guest bathroom...


One of his favorite toys is one of Lex's old shoes.