We have been inundated with rain! Texas has been in a horrible drought for years. Our part of the state is finally relieved of drought conditions! But, unfortunately now it feels as if we should build an ark.
I thought it was April showers brings May flowers?
I know the rain is always welcome here, but I have been desperately missing my walks around the ranch. If I want to take a walk, it now requires gallons of Deep Woods Off and rubber boots.
A little less than pleasant!
I did however, manage to snap some pictures of our busy couple of weeks. So I apologize for the delay in posts.
I guess when life happens, sometimes you have no choice but to just keep going!
Today I finally have time to share the last couple weeks in pictures!
We call our place "Thistle Hill Ranch", & this is why. Beautiful purple thistles on the hillside. The rain knocked them over, but they sure do brighten a rainy day.
Daisy looks so small in the waves of rye grass. The rains have the grass growing by leaps and bounds. I feel like I live in the English countryside, with everything so lush and green.
My Mother's Day gift from my boys! I have always wanted an antique scale. This one is actually from an old grocery store in our town. It makes it even more special!
This is from today..darling new baby birds in another one of our bird houses. I just love opening them to peek inside...it's like a present!
One of the reasons I wanted to move to the country, was to show the boys what hard work really is. Funny thing about hard work...it grows on you!
They never complain, they just DO!
They know they have to finish school work and chores before they can "play". I've noticed they seem to understand now, how hard work goes hand and hand with good character and success. Now they ask me what more they can help with!
I KNOW!... WHO KNEW?
And...creatures large and small appreciate your hard work, even if they don't say it. The key is to not look for approval from others, but to be satisfied in your work.
Our Baby Koa is growing like a weed! He is always curious and always wants to know what I'm up to. I could just eat him up he's so darn cute...although, I know I'm slightly prejudice.
And we have an announcement! Drum Roll Please!......................
The Boys Are in 4H!
I told you, we've been busy!
We are so excited! They went to their 1st meeting a month ago and the connection with the other kids was amazing! They were immediately welcomed into the greatest group of kids. This is what every parent hopes for. The parents of this group of kids are just as amazing. God has a way of leading you in directions and putting you exactly where you were meant to be. This wonderful Cooke County 4H group was such a gift. Wonderful parents, wonderful kids, and the opportunities for the boys are limitless. We can't wait!
Here are the boys, on the far left, with some of the kids, working the Bake Sale! We had a blast!
Hopefully next week I will have more fun pictures to share! Still working on getting Duck Ma Hal the way I want it...farm animals not helping the cause...ugh! Wish me luck!
More rain is expected, but luckily we are on a slight hill. Hopefully I will have more pictures to share sooner than later.
Have a great week!