Archive for April, 2012

Clear as a bell…

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Frank called Jim “Jimbo” Davis, who came out with another man and cleared out the 3 acres of land north of the barn. We have lived here for 24 years and the brush and cedar was thick then and has gotten too dense. It was too much work for Frank and me to clear it by ourselves. Here are a couple before photos:

Here you can see how thick the grapevines were next to the barn. Hard to tell what was living in this mess!

Looking to the north, toward the neighbors, it’s solid cedars and cactus and mesquite.

Frank kept some trees and cedars behind the barn as a windbreak. Now, here are some “after” photos:

Here, you can see that the vines and brush is all gone on the west side of the barn. (hi Holly! hi Cochise!)

This photo was taken from up by the county road, looking west. The trees on the left are behind the barn (windbreak) and the big brush pile is on the right.

In this photo, you can see the neighbor’s barn. The cedar and brush is in a big pile.

Standing behind the giant brush pile (to be burned later this year), facing northwest, you can see the neighbor’s house. Frank saved some of the smaller elm trees.

I’m so glad this was finally done! (dk)

Farmville 2012 (continued)

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Things are growing in the little garden!

We’ve had some nice Spring showers! I have also planted flowers in the pots.


I’m in love!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

We spent Easter Sunday at Jen and David’s home and had a wonderful day with family. David prepared an excellent dinner, much better than I could have done!!! Good to see Jer too.


Friday, April 6th, 2012

We’ve been thinking of the time when Jen was riding Rascal through a field of bluebonnets at West Fort Hood and we finally found the photo. Hard to believe it was taken 25 years ago!

It’s another good year for bluebonnets throughout Texas. We’ve received a nice amount of rain this Spring.


Happy Birthday Sammie!!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Sammie turned 8 years old on Sunday, April 1st. We celebrated by going to Petsmart and getting some treats and new toys!

We put the birthday hat and bandana on her and she got extra special attention from all the folks at Petsmart!