Monday, June 6, 2016

Ethel checks in #3

With this coming your way, wouldn't you think you'd get some rain?
Nope. Nada.

This morning, we had a rebel amongst us.
Alan refused to come in to eat
(probably because he does have the smallest stall).

So I obliged him and fed him in the middle of the corral.


Even Johnnie was fed up.


Smooch took me on a cool walk.



Whoever left this little bit of artwork on the pole knows my style.



I have recently noticed how cow piles look like sliced meat.
(Note from Carson: I think the heat is getting to her.)




Cactus blooming.



I will make a necklace with the quartz we found.
The colors of the broken stone are beautiful - the photo does not do it justice.


I also found a wooden hook, either the shape of a fish or bird head,
and something with ears.
(Another note from Carson: Ethel takes this stuff home in her suitcase.
If you get stuck in a long security line, blame her.)




18 comments:

  1. Love it! It's amazing what someone new can see. Even if it is because of the heat..........

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  2. Sliced meat cowpies! Hahaha
    Tell you the truth, my Moms' Sunday roast looked remarkably similar. Not quite so funny.
    ;-)

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  3. An American in Tokyo6/7/16, 1:59 AM

    It looks like Ethel is having a lovely time!! =)
    I would be picking up stuff all over the place as well!! I always bring home rocks and seashells and stuff and tell myself I'll make something later. They end up in my craft area, waiting for a project!

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  4. It looks like a wonderful, peaceful day.

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  5. sounds like the gang is missing their mom. you are wonderful Ethel to do all this and I to think the heat just might be getting to you since i do NOT see sliced meat. he he he....

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  6. Perhaps Ethel should mail these things to her home?

    I pick up rocks. We have no rocks on our farm - 40 acres of no rocks. So when I see rocks here and there I bring them home. Need a paperweight? Use a little rock. Need to secure the corner of that tarp? Use a big rock. I never knew rocks were so useful until I didn't have any! Some of the little ones I have are quite pretty, and one large one in particular that draws comments from people who see it.

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  7. Ethel's different perspective on things is very interesting.

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  8. Alan will of course say he deserves special treatment because he is little. And adorable. Love all the finds.

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  9. Soooo many comments. i'll just laugh here with my coffee. Thanks Ethal! Love the posts

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  10. Ethel, I hope you're not taking the sliced meat home.

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    1. love your comment. it is authentic and regional souvenir!

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  11. Ethel....had a dream about you and the herd last night. I guess it was because of the weather report yesterday for your area of the state. You're such a goodie to ranch sit, and look at the extra service with a smile those donkeys are getting. I love your "eye" for finds. xoxo Oma Linda

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  12. Thanks everyone! It really isn't a chore, cause Carson has them trained so well! They probably got more treats than usual, tho ;-)

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  13. The day Alan found a way to get rotten spoiled and cultivate bad habits! lol

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  14. Ethel, thank you very much for the invite, but after that, I am NOT coming for dinner!

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  15. Oooh, I hope you'll post pics of your necklace. You've definitely got a cool eye for desert treasures, Ethel!

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  16. Hahahaha! Ethel you are SOME collector! ;)

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