Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of the Year

It's been a good year on the ranch. It really looks better than ever with the new landscaping in front of the house and the new rock work round the house. The landscaped pastures are larger and look great. I hope we get as much rain in 2010 and the new areas cover in grass as well as the new areas did this year. We were blessed in 2009.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We're Back

We have returned from a wonderful 24 day holiday vacation. This is the longest we have ever been away from the ranch. My aunt and cousin stayed at the ranch and fed the animals and wildlife while we were gone. They did a very good job.

We had a lot of kids born while we were gone, but dogs got most of them. A pair of dogs with a black one as the lead dog. I haven't had time to investigate as yet. Shame. We only have two survivors.

We had some very cold weather while we were gone including a freeze and snow so we have lost the pasture grass. Most of the rye grass I planted before leaving was up and looks great. Some areas did not and I believe that to be from an using an older bag of seed. We will probably sow rye grass each year around the house.

The swimming pool was almost finished, but they didn't really do a good job of maintaining it as they said they would do. After balancing the water it looked very good.