Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lex catches the big one...

Yesterday Lex castnetted some shiners and we caught bass after bass at this stock tank. We released all of them back so they will live for another day of fun. The one he is holding is the best of the many he caught this day.

Ginobli, the ranch dog...

Here is Ginobli getting ready for another run around the ranch.

Driving "Miss Daisy"

Here is Lex taking his Mom for a spin around the ranch. Kristi flew back to S.C. Sunday and Lex stayed and will drive back today. We spent the days doing what Sam, Sandra's dad use to say trying to "put the big pot into the little pot". We almost did it too.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Upstaters from South Carolina out after bass

Lex and I always have a game on who catches the most bass. He won this day 5-0 and 9-1 yesterday. We now have some nice fillets for a fish fry.
Just look at the glow in their faces, happy times are here.

Ginobli in for a swim

Swimming is something new and different for Ginobli, Kristi and Lex's dog. After a good run around the ranch he was ready to cool off. He was a little hesitant about swimming but after a few tries he took to it quite well.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"The size of the fight in the buck"

I don't even want to know who this yearling buck thought he was big enough to fight. He is the only one I have seen with a major break of an antler.

There he / she is again...

This bobcat has returned again to waylay something... mice, rat, rabbit, or something. It must have been having some success to return. Check out the time. 1:41 AM.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Check this one out...

How about this one? This bobcat is either finishing a meal of a rat or mouse or is waiting for one to show up for feed scraps dropped by the deer.

Dinner Date?

It almost looks like Sid here is waiting on a date at the food trough. I mean check out the moon and all. It is the rut you know.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Coyotes like peanuts too...

Here is a coyote that come by this feeder and appears to be eating some peanuts that I'd shoveled out. He might also be eating some shelled corn too.

Sitting in a blind watching deer

Three out of the last four times I've sat in different blinds I've had "Ace" come by. Two of the times I had hunters sitting with me. He is off limits this year as I want him to breed as many does as possible and pass on his genetics. He is a very nice deer and really is impressive when you see him up close. He seems to rule the areas where he haunts as I've not seen another buck come up whenever he is there. I can't tell you how much fun it is to see nice mature deer on your own ranch.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Invisible, almost...

Here we are coming back from our hunt. Check out my "bride". She is in her stealth outfit. Well, maybe not those white shoes. We had a good time watching the deer. And, I guess it doesn't matter what you wear when you are inside of one of the deer blinds. You just can't sneak anything by those cameras.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ace rules this feeder

Sandra and I sat out yesterday evening to see if we could see her "Ace" deer. We had lots of fun and saw lots of animals. I was thinking while sitting there with her how much fun I'd had with my children, Lex and Lindsay, as they were growing up. I'm not sure what we would have done if back then we had seen a deer like Ace. I know they realize how much I enjoyed all of those times.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Here is a picture of Sid captured by one of the game cameras the other day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sandra's deer...

I was out hunting yesterday evening when "Ace" and ten of his buddies came walking by my blind. This deer looks even better in person than the pictures. He is one of the natives that was two when I completed my high fence.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

They all look like buddies

They won't be buddies for long now. Once the rut starts the competition and dominance begins.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wylie caught slipping by one of the feeders

I hope this coyote was trying to catch one of the rats or rabbits that come to pick up dropped pellets and not a fawn.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It is a done deal...

Wow, what a difference, what use to be an old wooden bridge is now a concrete span crossing the Metate Creek.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fun in Las Vegas with Lex and Kristi

Here we are on Freemont Street watching the light show.
Planet Hollywood

Sandra caught with one of her slot wins.... ten time a sixty pay... 600 quarters

Here we are celebrating Kristi's Birthday. We got started the night before.

Lift your steins and drink your beer.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Kristi

Happy Birthday, Kristi!! Here she is the night before her birthday at the Hofbrauhas Beergarden in Las Vegas. Lex treated us all to dinner. It was a great place to celebrate.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The best of the lot...

This is the best of the yearlings. He has eight points on his first set of antlers. I call him 18 B.
My best two year old is this ten point on the left. I call him 210.

The best of the three year olds is this buck, #39.

The best and the only four old is this buck #48.

The best and only five year old is this deer, Ace. He is just completing scraping off his velvet.

The deer on the left is my best six year old. He narrowly edged out my other six year old, Sid. They are my foundation sires. The deer on the right is a two year old I call "Curly".