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".

Friday, September 19, 2008

You never know what will turn up on the pictues from my trail cameras.

#210, what a mess...

This was Ocho last year with his first set of antlers.
This is a two year old ten point on the left. Last year I called him "Ocho" as he had eight points his first year.

If you look at the times on the pictures you will notice that the picture above this one was taken on the eighteenth of September at 9:13 in the evening. This one was taken at 12:55 AM just a few hours later. It doesn't take long once they start this process. He looks a mess though doesn't he?

I'm betting he will be a really outstanding buck in three years when he will be five years old. He is one that will get a name. Have any suggestions?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Curly" scrapes out.

Pictured is a two year old eight point I've named "Curly" because of the shape of his antlers. These pictures show that it doesn't take long for them to scrape the velvet off of their antlers once they start. I mark this event about the start of South Zone Dove season which starts this weekend. I've noticed on my pictures where the "big boys" are about to rub their's off too.

Friday, September 12, 2008

It looks like Ike will go in at Galveston and Houston

Predictions now show hurricane Ike going in somewhere around Galveston then to Houston. Whew, if so that was a close one for us. I feel badly for those folks. I hope the heed the warnings and evacuate.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This looks serious!

This is the latest estimate of Hurricane Ike's track. This one will take it in at about Corpus Christi. If this one holds we will get some serious wind and rain.
This is one from yesterday it had Ike pointed at what looks like Baffin Bay and the Kenedy Ranch.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Lex... Sept. 9

Happy Birthday, Lex. I'm putting this up to day because you were born so early in the morning that September 9, 1980. Here he is pictured with another stringer of fish and a smile on his face for besting his old Dad again. Lex, you have been a joy to your Mom and I ever since that wild ride those 28 short years ago. I've been practicing on my fishing skills too. I just might beat you the next time you come in. Ha!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Lindsay!

Happy Birthday Lindsay, here are some pictures I found in one of her "Mammaw's" albums in Poth not long ago. She was a cutie then too wasn't she. We love you.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

This one has figured out how to get to the good stuff.

Ace with some of the "boys".

I think Ace likes getting his picture taken.

It doesn't take long before the fawns are doing what their Moms do.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Metate Creek Turkey Hens

On my way down the county road to the ranch today I caught this bunch of turkey hens crossing under Dr. Clemence's white fence.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Surprise Party for Raymond

This past weekend we traveled to the Dallas, Fort Worth area to attend a surprise 60th Birthday party for Raymond Kilgore, Kristi's Dad. The party was given by his three "kids" Kristi, Cindy, and Shane. Sunday, Raymond treated us all to a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game with Midland. As you can see by the picture we were all having a great time. It was great to be with Kristi and Lex who flew in from Simpsonville, SC. Cindy and Matt drove in from Hobbs NM.