Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Don't Look Now!

The little ghouls are getting excited
about trick or treat and all the sugar they'll be goblin.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Just a Thought

Wouldn't a family cookbook be cool? Think about a recipe you like or a dish you like to make.I'll get back to you later.


Have a
happy day!
Love Pete

Brandon's Trail Journal

Lil' Wrangler's last entry is available by clicking title to link to his journal.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cool Chicks

As you have probably surmised, chickens ain't the brightest critters on earth. One of our hens had a secret clutch of eggs in the back of our barn and managed to hatch six chicks the day before the cold rain came. After letting her care for them for about 12 hours I decided they might have a better chance in the comfy confines of a heated pen. I'm sure as they fatten up the local coyotes will thank me!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Over the Top

Ringling Bros. B&B circus ain't what it used to be but still a pretty darn good show. We had a blast, especially the 10 year olds! This video shows 5 cycles in the cage, they later had 7.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


By this time last year we had not captured or tagged a single Monarch butterfly, but as of today the wildorbanranchcrew has captured and tagged 50 Monarchs and we have an order in for 50 more tags. Today we tagged 8 butterflies at Jim Orban's preserve, while examining various species of fauna and flora. By the way, happy 84 to "The Old Man"!

Friday, October 10, 2008


jacob running for mayor at school

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Well, I can't keep my nose to the grindstone all the time. Got to play with photos etc. to try to find that "something". This is a combo of 'shopped' Ivy with downloaded grunge background.
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Remembering Mother

It was a day much like today, the last time I saw her smiling face. Warm and sunny with a slight breeze. I had gone up to Nowata with Brenda and little Cara in early October. It was a typical visit.Small talk about the weather .Catching up on family stuff.
But the center of attention was her grand daughter. All smiles around her grandchild. Talking smiling and laughing with little Cara. That made her happy.
A loving hug and a kiss goodbye.
We left with a beep of the car horn and a wave, a glance back at her smiling face and on with life.

She Would Be 78

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Friday, October 3, 2008


Let the girls skip school for some fun at the fair. I must say they're a lot braver than I am when it comes to the rides.