Friday, July 9, 2010

FAQ Friday, episode 12

Wynonna out-walking a storm, a skull on the fence, snoozing burros, a mortally wounded lizard...another week goes by at the 7MSN ranch. Here's what was on your minds as you watched it unfold...



From Java's Mom:
Q.
Could they get any more adorable and fabulous!!?
A. No.

From Pat:
Q. How on earth did you get front pictures/back pictures without disturbing them?
A. All the photos of George and Alan sleeping behind the barn were taken over a span of 90 minutes last Friday morning (and you haven't seen the last of them - I've got one more post to milk out of that set). They must have had a very hard night because they didn't mind me crawling over them, tripping on their legs, and otherwise being a nuisance. They'd raise their heads now and then to look around, then lay back down and sleep some more. I caught the sequence from the front and the back and combined the sets for this post.

From dday:
Q. What kind of lizard is(was) Larry? He sure is(was) handsome! I hope he made it.
A. I'm pretty sure that Larry is a Western Fence Lizard. There's more photos and information about them in this post. I looked for Larry several hours after the photo shoot and did not find him or his remains. One can only hope that he found a restful place to heal from his wounds...or not.

From Wade, C in WI, and Rosanne:
Q.
Is there a story behind the skull, or did you find it on a walk one day? I'd love to know why you put your skull up on the fence.
Q. Is this a horse skull? Was it a beloved lucky 7MSN resident at one time, or perhaps a wild horse?
Q. Did you find the skull or buy it?
The skull that hangs near my garden gate is from a cow. I found it along with most of its other bones just east of my driveway. Cattle have grazed here for over a hundred years, so it's pretty common to come across bones. I used to give Smooch the cow femurs to chew on until the vet questioned why her teeth were so worn for a dog her age. Oops. I bring home every bone I find because I think they're neat. Most of my collection has been found while out riding. Whenever Hank or Lyle would complain about me tying bones to the saddle, I would remind them they were lucky we didn't find a dead body. Seriously? If I had a dead body to hide, I'd dump it out here. Nobody would ever find it. Anyway, I've got an entire pile of bones – remind me to show it to you some day. I've found two skulls; one hangs at the gate and the other on the back porch. Nothing says New Mexico like a cow skull hanging on your fence or wall, especially if you found it in your yard.

From Leah:
Q.
Did you actually get rain or was it merely Mother Nature posturing?
A. The storm Wynonna was waddling away from left three-tenths of an inch of rain, which is enough to get the grass growing again.

From Gaina:
Q. Do you get many tornadoes?
A. No – I think there are too many mountains in the way for tornadoes to develop here.

From Joy
Q. May I download it [the picture of Wynonna]?
A. I've added this picture to the collection on my "For You" page. You can go there and click on the link for the high-rez version.

From Nancy in NC and Lilla and Pat:
Q. Are you and Justina really getting the freeze brand tatoo?
A. Tomorrow is officially "get a tattoo to match your burro's freeze brand" day.
How's that for a reason to stop by next week?

11 comments:

  1. Oh but I love Friday's ... so many neat questions/answers.

    I can hardly wait to see the tattoo's ... you and Justina must share, no matter where you have them put! LOL

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  2. Ooooo Ahhhh. Saturday fun at the tat parlor. Can't wait to see the results.

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  3. Ha! Make sure you get that tattoo in a place you don't mind showing the world. We demand photos!

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  4. ooo, tatoos! Won't the BLM be proud to have been such an inspiration!

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  5. I'm looking forward to THAT post for sure!

    Will it have your birthdate and capture location on it, too?

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  6. Omg I love the idea of the tattoo....I myself am for the lookout of the "right" donkey related tattoo.

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  7. Nancy in NC7/9/10, 6:53 AM

    Yeah - I agree w/everyone! We demand pictures! No matter where it is! Very cool.

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  8. You aren't doing a freeze tattoo, are you? Ouch!
    Enjoy your day anyway. :)

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  9. Whoopee! Will you take pictures of the process so we can pretend we were there??!! Puweeze?

    Nancy in Iowa

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  10. Wow, Carson. With all the demands and requests for photos, I'm really glad I'm not getting my tattoo on my butt.

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  11. Has it been really hot there? Looks like George and Alan were pooped out.
    Suzanne

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