Thursday, March 31, 2011

Angus Ranch Part 1

One of the great things about living in Texas is the availability of delicious, local steak. The kids and I had a great opportunity to meet some of these steaks and hamburgers in their living, breathing state! Our friend, AmyClaire owns and operates an Angus Ranch with her husband Joby (what a great Texan name, right?). They are two of the coolest people I have ever met. They really know how to extend Texan Hospitality too!

We finally got to take a trip out to the ranch in February. My stars, it was fun for all! The kids and I had a blast and that was great timing since we had to put our old cat down the night before. To be able to go outdoors and have some fun was a terrific distraction. Duncan had a great time! He made a new boyfriend (having a gay dog is ... different). He chased a baby cow (and traumatized it, poor Runty). The kids and I played and played all day! I took about 200 pictures that I am just now sorting through.

On the front porch.

First, met the ranch dogs.

Duncan, not a ranch dog - but I think he's considering changing professions.

And we met Runty, the baby cow.

They had a swing in the yard.

While Gabriel was swinging, Ethan asked me to take his picture like this. At first, I thought it was silly but whatever, this is digital and I can just delete it. But now I like it. The kid is on to something!

Not to be outdone by his little brother, Gabriel did some posing for me while Ethan was swinging.


Krista P said...

I'm jealous of the meat! And I love that G wore a tie to a ranch

Pearl said...

The tie on Gabe is cracking me up! And so are their cowboy boots!!!! TOO CUTE!!!!!! Great Pics!!!!

kyooty said...

The tie makes it for your to be professor! :)

Ginny Marie said...

I love Runty the calf! Makes me want to go visit a ranch. For the first time, I totally see you in Gabriel's face.