Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Though we have had a mild winter, it feels as if it would NEVER go away!  Finally the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming!  We are staying busy with school, soccer, dance, girl scouts,  and cub scouts so the time is slipping by.  More and more we are outside enjoying our yard and pining now for summer...

April 1st.
Crazy little hail storm one day after one of the warmer days of the year so far.  Gotta love spring in Texas.
Kids enjoying the outdoors one warm evening.
The baby chicks are growing!  They have been enjoying some free-range practice in the evenings when the weather is nice.  We have eight chicks in all, though two are being raised for a friend.   We expect to have 13 laying hens by July. 
Penny enjoys the bluebonnets on her recent Girl Scout camping trip to Kerrville-Schreiner Park.
Our rose bush in bloom!
Bluebonnets in our backyard.  We have three times as many as we did last year!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Easter at the Ranch 2016

The tradition of a Graham Ranch Easter continues!  Lots and lots of Ma-mas's family joined us for a weekend of being together, typical ranch activities ("hay" ride, fires, good food, tent camping) and Easter events.   Cooper, Penny, and Ellie had several other kids to run around with and everyone had a blast!  
Hey!  Who's driving???
Ellie uses the bug box as her "purse."
Happy girl plays with the bubble machine.
Penny, Ellie, Caden, and Cooper dye Easter eggs.
Ellie held her own against the big kids in the Easter Egg hunt. Her basket was just as full!  
Cooper got a little bit competitive.
Penny finds an egg hidden in  a tree.
Obligatory after the hunt shot.
What did you get??
Ellie enjoyed the giant marshmallow filled eggs.