Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Family and Farm

We had a nice weekend filled with family we don't see nearly often enough and farm life that I too often take for granted.

Mark's brothers, from Orlando and Colorado Springs, came in to visit for a few days filled with eating, fishing, baseball and lots of book-reading. John M. took full advantage of having them over to have his favorites read to him.

And he loves to fish. Or at least pet the fish.

Sunday, I rode out to look at the farm. The kids always ride back with Mark and I stay behind to do housework (bo-ring), but I joined in Sunday and it was nice and breezy and green. Thought I'd share some pics with y'all.
One of our neighbors in digging a big pond that I hope we can fish in one day.
Mark had hired some guys to bale the hay and it was fun to watch the bales being dropped.
Okay, we can go off and all hum the tune to 'Green Acres' now.


Anne said...

yay!! I love the horse close-ups!

Glenn's Mama said...

Gorgeous pics of your family! Horses are beautiful, wish I could see them in real life! :)

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Greta said...

awesome....looks like a blast

hollibobolli said...

I totally miss living out in the country. When I grew up we lived on a lake and had horses, duck, geese (mean), rabbits, dogs, cats.. it was so fun. You all are so lucky. I love reading that you don't take all these things forgranted. You are truly blessed in so many ways.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

I hope DeeDee is doing better.


chesneygirl said...


I can't get over how old John M. looks lately!!!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Great pics! I love that he was reading to John M.

capello said...

hey, petting the fish is the first step to get him to cleaning his own fish.

priorities renee, priorities!

Heather said...

I love these. Jack my 4 yr old dreams of fishing, someday soon we'll have to take him.

Mary Tsao said...

Beautiful horse! Love the one of him (her?) running towards you.

Oh ya, and the kids are adorable, too. Of course!

Cindy N. said...

Love the horses and the fish. Looks like you all had a great time. Never realized you were such a rancher or farmer which ever you prefer. Love you, I will call you soon for lunch.