Monday, April 30, 2007

Celebrating Joyce Turcotte's Birthday on the Frio River

Joyce pictured before husband Louis stole her away to the wild horse plains.
Katie has the party site all decorated with help from Yvette and nieces.

What a pretty place to have a party at the Concan Country Club owned by Kenneth and Barbara Arthur.



A picture of the Frio River from Leonard and Katie's deck which would serve as the place Mass was held to celebrate Joyce's birthday.


Katie and Leonard's grandkids pose for their picture.




Mass is held overlooking the river.





Father gives Joyce his blessing at Mass.






Happy Birthday Joyce!








What a young looking lady...







Buddy Deere with Leonard May surveying the festivities.









The party is beginning...











Joyce after posing with her grandaughters...










You can see the kids were having a great time too... here they are playing in the water.












Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dawn is breaking...

These two are up early or late depending I guess on what they've been doing. Anyway, the plan to munch on some protein pellets.

Coots




These coots have been cruising around in the large "tank" for the past couple of weeks. I think they have paired up and soon will be nesting.


The first of many...


There is an over abundance of sunflowers this spring. All of these will soon be in bloom. They will provide plenty of seeds in time for the birds such as dove, quail, and many others. There will be plenty of places for the does to hide their fawns come June through August too.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Well, here they go again... the antlers begin to grow


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Here's sending you a little spring from Texas...












There you have it.



Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ouch!


I'm not sure how this doe, #6, got this wound on her right front leg. My guess is that she was running and ran into a tree.

Equal time...

I don't know how but Bevo heard Isidore got his picture on my blog so he wanted equal exposure.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Some of nature's beauty

She loves me, she loves me not.....

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Cactus Flower

Recent rains have made for a beautiful spring. I have friends who tell me that all that was needed was to get me out of the country. Before we left for Singapore, Sam asked me if there was anything he could do for me while I was gone. I told him to have all of my tanks filled with water when I returned.... and he did. Oliver Semmes said he brought it from Florida as it began raining about the time he and Julianne arrived.
This was the first cactus flower I saw this spring. Since I took this picture a couple of days ago others are beginning to open. Soon there will be countless flowers as the plants are loaded.

Isidore

Tom Toman's Isidore does his best "Ferdinand" inpression.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sunday Prayers

Buzzards pausing at noon to say their prayers.................................... I guess.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Chow Time

Something must taste good...... Can you tell how many are bucks?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sunset

The only thing that would make this picture nicer is if I were looking out the window of a cabin at the ranch.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Flowers in the pasture

I was out driving in the "mule" looking for shed antlers and thought this was pretty. I did also find an antler about five minutes after taking this picture.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Caught in the act........... Have a happy Easter!


Friday, April 06, 2007

Poth from Poth beats Kenedy Lions




Keith Poth, son of Dean and Kim Poth from Poth, Texas, is shown on the mound pitching against the Kenedy Lions. The Poth Pirates beat Kenedy 3-2 Thursday. Keith is a 6'3" Junior and moved his record to 6 wins and no losses for the season.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Racoons

I guess this is one of the reasons racoons live up to their name of "bandit". This one is preparing to do a pullup to one of the feeder spouts.
If you look closely you can see this racoon pulling out feed to munch himself but also dropping some to his buddie below. I put some rolled corn in with the deer protein. I'm thinking now that was a big mistake.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The ranch is in bloom





































Nopalitos

The new prickly pear cactus or Nopalitos which I guess is from the word "Nopal" or cactus. Nopalitos means little cactus. Anyway, it is a Mexican delicacy that tastes much like okra. I'm sure there are many ways that it is eaten the way I've had it is with scrambled eggs and onions or fried much like you would fry okra. It is suppose to do all kinds of good things for your health, right.