Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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A few months ago a man was out in front and he asked if he could step on the property to take a photo. Well we got to talking and he is doing a project on whatever happened to all of the seedlings. If you go to You Tube and search for Charter Oak Project you'll see his work. Although, I don't see Orange there yet.
Anyway, if you want to learn more about Connecticut History click HERE.
Monday, December 2, 2013
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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Saturday, November 23, 2013
Oooooo - LOVE the blinged up belts.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Well I'm back after that harrowing experience in the field full of burrs. To soothe our souls we stopped next at Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, Texas.The Brenham Creamery Company opened in 1907 in Brenham, TX. In 1930 they changed their name to Blue Bell Creameries. Sure was good on that HOT Texas day.
Milton on the left and cousin Buddy on the right.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Of course, my mind quickly went to, 'OMG! I'm going to be shot dead here in my tracks here in Texas for trespassing all because I wanted to take a photo so I said, 'Are you sure Milton? Sure? Really?' Well he assured me, go ahead, we'll wait. So I grabbed my camera and got out.
Now it was hot on the range that day. Very hot. And this Connecticut Yankee itinerant preacher chose style over practicality. Bad move. I had on skinny pants with my fake snakeskin flats with knee highs. I walked out from the truck and into the grasses. I got closer, and stood still to make the adjustments for the light. It was then that I felt my ankles being pricked. I looked down but didn't see anything and decided to move closer, that maybe the 'no see um's' wouldn't follow me.
But no. Another prick and then another and then there were so many that my ankles were stinging so I ran out of the field onto the road that I wasn't supposed to be on in the first place. When I looked down my feet and ankles were covered with burrs. I couldn't move. I tried to take a step but it was excruciatingly painful. So I motioned Milton to drive the truck further down the road to me. Hell, at that point I didn't care if we all were shot dead in the middle of Texas because we were trespassing.
And so he did. He just smiled and said nothing. My cousins were yucking it up in the cab of the truck. I grabbed onto the truck and had to lift up my pant legs to take off my knee highs, it was the only way to de-burr my ankles. And did I say it was painful? I got back into the truck and said, 'Now I know the value of cowboy boots' and again, he just smiled.
My $50 Payless cowboy boots were at the ranch and not on my feet, what was this wannabe cowgirl thinking? And now I know the value of cowboy boots, I will never leave the ranch without them!
Monday, November 18, 2013
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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Kenney is an unincorporated community in northern Austin County, Texas, United States. It lies along State Highway 36 north of the city of Bellville, the county seat of Austin County. Its elevation is 390 feet (119 m). Although Kenney is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 77452.
The area around Kenney was first settled in the 1820s, but the community itself was not started until 1880, when a station on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway and a post office were established. The community was originally named Thompson for its first postmaster. After four years under that name, the community was renamed Kenneyville in 1884 in honor of evangelist John Wesley Kenney; the name was shortened to Kenney in 1892.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Bellville is a city in and the county seat of Austin County, Texas, in the southeastern part of the state. The population was 3,794 at the 2000 census. Bellville was named for Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, after he donated land for the new county seat established by voters in 1846. The original county seat was located in San Felipe. Bellville is located at the intersection of State Highway 36 and State Highway 159 as well as FM 529, FM 1456, and FM 2429."