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.