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Friday, April 18, 2014

Art Show - Tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow there will be an Art Show!
Drewman will have artwork on display!

It is something he has been working on for some time.
He has taken great pride in his work.

Here is a sneak peek...
This is not the completed product, but I LOVE IT!

We are so excited to have Drewman be selected to participate.
Although there are others who will be selling their art,
Drewman's will not be sold.
Why?
I would like to think it is because, due to the house fire, I have none of his artwork from when he was a young child.
Honestly, only Drewman can answer that question.
I am just happy he has chosen not to sell it.

Drewman has always been an industrial artsy person.
He gets that from his PaPa.

If you are in our hometown tomorrow,
Stop by 611 Bakehouse between 10am and 2pm.
611 Bakehouse is located at 611 Delaware on the North side of the town square.

There will be lots of local art on display.
Art from students and local artists.
I can't wait to check it out!

You should go!

I hope to see you there.
Rancher Girl

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Texture Tuesday - April 15, 2014

Although I haven't had much time to crochet, I made my first yarn ball.
Grandma B and Uncle Jack would be proud!

These next three photos are favorites of mine.
They were taken during A Date With My Daddy.
These boulders lie along side the hill, as you enter the drive to the ranch.
 I enjoy watching the texture of these beauties change with the time of day and year.

This next group of photos were taken on my grandparent's home place.
It is the original homestead of Rockin' B Ranch.
This clump of trees are just off the county road.
I can't take my eyes off this spot as we drive by to do chores.
 Breathtaking!
Captivating!

This little jewel sets in one of our lease pastures.
 I would like to hear his story!

Happy Tuesday!

XOXO
Rancher Girl

Monday, April 14, 2014

Crazy Things Happening

There have been some crazy things happening around the ranch!
 
Last Thursday night, there was a loud boom and our entire house shook.
 Soon after, Flower Boy and I received a text from a neighbor asking,
"What the heck are y'all doing to have the epicenter just west of you?"
 
Yes, you read right!
EPICENTER!
The blue dot is our NEW HOUSE!
Just across the road, less than 500 feet away, was a 2.8 EARTHQUAKE!
There is no damage to our house.
We are thankful for our post tension slab!
 
Earthquakes are not uncommon in Oklahoma.
Many people have many opinions for the reason behind the quakes.
 
Living along the I35 corridor, we not only live in Tornado Alley, there is a fault line that runs along the corridor too.

Speaking of Tornado Alley...
Sunday afternoon we were blessed with rain!
AND
Hail!
This is very typical of an Oklahoma Spring.

 
What isn't typical of an Oklahoma Spring is SNOW!
This morning, I no more got into work and Flower Boy sends a message,
"It's snowing!!!!!!!"
There wasn't any accumulation but the temperature dropped enough to cause fear.

With a freeze this late into the spring, all sorts of things can be destroyed.
Flower Boy had conversations with his family about a freeze killing wheat, canola and grass.
To farming and ranching families this could be a huge set back.

There is also the consideration of what a freeze could do to the fruit trees.
NO JELLY!

In all seriousness, we are concerned.
The weather reports are calling for temperatures dropping into the 20's tonight.

My Grand Daddy B would always say,
"Winter is never over until the oak leaves are as big as squirrel's ears."
I asked last week, on social media, if anyone knew the size of a squirrel's ear.

This evening, I spent some time with one of my Sister's In Christ.
Her momma has left this earth for the wonderful life in Heaven.
As I was driving home, I called her.
"I want you to go outside.  Look to the west.  The sun is setting! Look to the east. The moon is rising! This is your gift!"

I then called Drewman and he captured these photos for me.


With this gift, I can hardly believe there will be a freeze.

I am praying so.

Rancher Girl
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texture Tuesday

This is a sure sign Spring has sprung!
 It doesn't mean there won't be cold snaps,
BUT
It does mean Drew's EGGcelent EGGs is back in business! 
 
Speaking of Spring...
We found our first Shroom of the season!
 Let the hunting begin!
 
What the heck lives in this hole?!?!
Hopefully nothing!
It looks like whomever may have moved out.
 
Happy Spring!
Rancher Girl

Monday, April 7, 2014

Drewman's Sr. Prom 2014

 
The day started with the arrival of this KEWL car!
 
 Uncle Jack and Aunt Eve drove 3 hours, just so Drewman could have this car for the night!

There were two rules laid out by Aunt Eve.
1) This is a high performance vehicle.
2) You are my nephew and I love you very much, so always refer to rule number 1.

Uncle Jack, of course, said "Just hand the boy the keys!"
All he expected was Drewman's keys in return.  
 
While Drewman got all spiffed up, Flower Boy headed to town to give a quick wash, rinse and shammy to the Prom Car. 
 Drewman and I arrive to the car wash just in time to give a quick teasing signal to Father.
Drewman does love and appreciate everything Flower Boy does for him!
The gesture is all in fun.
 After a quick run down the highway to dry the high performance vehicle,
We stop off at Drewman's girls house.

 Momma PYG was even there to get a photo with these two wonderful kids!
 It was Drewman's girl's birthday!

 She had plans with friends for the evening and would catch up with Drewman and friends at the After Prom.

Drewman picked up his date and headed to meet the group.
 I love this photo of them in the mirror!



 Don't poke me!




 I also love the boots and Vans!


Rachel arrives on scene.
We can't take photos without Rachel!
Rachel was Drewman's prom date last year.

 "The gear shift and steering wheel are beadazzled!"

 Gotta give Father some love!
 Love my guys!
 Photos with momma...


High Five!!
 Straighten up the flowers....
 Do a Dosey Doe...
 Pose for the camera!
 REALLY!!
 Drewman and Rylee are the best of friends.




 AND
They have way to much fun together!

Drewman and his brother from another mother, Cooper


Best photo bomb of the night!

The party bus arrives...
Everyone line up...

Girls...
Hands on hips...
 Turn...
 Goofy Pose...

This photo so describes these 4 girls and these 2 boys friendship!

Almost finished...

Seriously!
Enough pictures already!

Boys... 
Act cool!
 STUDS!
 

When the Party Bus headed out to dinner,
Flower Boy and I stole the Prom Car!
 Let's just say...
Flower Boy did not listen to the rules!

Promenade line...
 Driving like a rock star!
 Drewman gets out...
 Flower Boy gets in...
 Drewman and Rylee are in the HOUSE!!!!
 Gotta pose one last time with momma's and daddy's!

 Let the prom begin!

Drewman was chosen as 2014 Prom King!
 Skylar was chosen as 2014 Prom Queen!
 Happy Kids!
Very well deserved!
I LOVE THIS BOY!!!

Signed,
Proud Momma