It is some sort of unwritten rule of nature that it will snow by Halloween at Drowsy Water Ranch. We've already enjoyed two storms of six to eight inches and it's barely even November. All I have to say about this transition from fall to the fluffy white stuff is this: "BRRRR"!Check out these photos from the ranch this morning. Then go get yourself some hot cocoa.
We have a mob of black and whites around here. They are our beloved border collies. You can't go anywhere without seeing a whole gang of them together running, jumping, digging, chasing animals, and generally causing trouble. Each of the gang has a very unique personality. If the mob ever got arrested by the dog catcher, I could tell you how the wanted posters would read:Name: DukeAge: 9 yearsMob name: "The Old Man"Wanted for: Excessive loyalty to Randy Sue, Dependability for finding lost cows in the backcountry, Caretaker and babysitter for sick or lost animalsName: BuddyAge: 5 yearsMob name: "Where's Ian"Wanted for: Excessive loyalty [...]
I suppose most of us that grew up in colder climates went through some kind of mother-inflicted marshmallow phase during childhood. Peyton, our ranch 1 year old, is not exempt from the marshmallow rule. I always wondered what the deal with all the clothes was, but now that I have my own child to dress to go outside when it's 5 degrees, I get it. Here she is, the Pink Marshmallow!and in this shot, a sneezing pink marshmallow! Bummer timing on the shot, I guess.All decked out in multiple mommy-inflicted sweaters, coats, hats, and mittens to be out in our bitter cold weather, she [...]