Sunday, December 30, 2007

Why they call me Dudley....

I got my name because my momma was a paint and when I as born they expected me to have some color - I didn' they said, "What a Dud" I'm glad at my young age I didn't know what a Dud was! I like to think of myself as Studly Dudley! This computer thing is kind of fun I hope onecowgirl lets me post some more...guess I should brown nose a bit a tell her how much I love her!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Sweet and Sticky on the Ranch

In the winter we put out syrup feeders - this concoction is full of nutrients and molasses. We have winter grasses but the cows need a supplement. Its funny the old cows that recognize the syrup feeders can't wait for you to get it unloaded and filled - they give you the "hurry up" look. The feeder itself has four wheels on it and the cows like the wheels which turn in the feeder. Sometimes we bait the cows by pouring syrup on top of the feeder. That's Dudley licking the syrup feeder - which is a no, no - it has some ingredient in it that is bad for the horse's liver. Dudley is doing fine and now I no longer let him lick syrup feeders!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Moving Syrup Feeders

Is there a syrup feeder in quartz pasture? Is there a syrup feeder in Lizard? Pick up this syrup feeder and move get the picture! There is an art to loading and unloading these feeders if they've got any syrup left in them. I'm getting paid not to post one picture! P.S. Hollywood doesn't mind having his picture taken but if I'm supposed to be helping or he needs help I better put that my camera down PDQ and quit supervising!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

What do you have there missy?

I've seen COWS exhibit numerous behaviours and emotions - nice, tender, mean, curious, playful...this one was ready for some syrup! Blacky is saying "Its cold out out here and I need my strength hurry up!"

Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Presents Made on the Ranch

Everyone needs a good bread box! What do you think of these homemade Christmas presents?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

This makes me mad!

Circle K, El Paso, TX. We should NOT accept foreign currency in the United States of America. I offered to pay in Euros but was they refused them! What do you think?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Hollywood Strikes Another Pose

Of course, this photo is from this summer - Hollywood would NOT be caught dead wearing a straw hat in December. Do you think he likes having his picture taken?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Live Every Day with Passion

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing Jim Stovall speak - if you haven't read his book the Ultimate Gift or seen the movie I strongly suggest you do. I love to hear Jim's nuggets of advice - live each day as if it is your last - you never know what will happen. Jim was faced with the challenge of total blindness and he has gone onto to accomplish phenomenal things! Hearing him speak is very inspirational!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ho Ho Ho

I promise I don't abuse this horse! He just likes trying on different hats!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New China!

Now, don't tell anyone but I bought a few new dinner plates for the ranch! The Martha Stewarts of blogging are rubbing off on me!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

First Cattle Ranches in Florida

I recently had a visitor stop by my blog and share the great Florida Cattle Drive of 2006 with me. I knew Florida was full of cattle country thanks to the John Kral book that a North Carolina girlfriend gave me - it is a beautiful coffee table book. Though I've never been invited to work on a Florida cattle ranch..HINT, The terrain looks fascinating - though watch out for the gators! The Spaniards introduced horses and cattle in Florida long before cattle ranching started in Texas -
Here is a narrated slide show about the Great Fla. Cattle Drive in 2006
and here are some photos from the Cattle Drive by Carlton Ward. Thanks for sharing Leslie!

Ringo is his name!

This picture doesn't do justice to how beautiful this horse is. I would like to think he is named after the outlaw Johnny Ringo but I don't know this for sure.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Riding the World!

Don't get me wrong - I love riding at the ranch and moving cows! But if I could take a horseback riding trip once a month anywhere in the world for a year it would be a dream come true. Check out Equitours - this company specializes in riding trips around the world! If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow where would you want to go?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Content Cowboy

What do you think his horse is named?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Here a Blog, There a Blog, Everywhere a Blog

I am amazed at the variety of blogs I've found. It has been fun peaking/lurking into others lives, learning more about others and what they are doing, attempting to communicate, leaving messages here and there in hopes of getting a message on my blog or getting more dots on my map! Some guests have even been gracious enough to list onecowgirl in their blogroll! Thank you. There are some beautiful blogs out there. And I've only reported one for obscene content. Though I am a bit jealous over some peoples lives - like the couple that is traveling around the world.

I am amazed at the number Martha Stewarts that are living among us - I don't have a decorating bone in my body! Though one blog in particular the little red house inspired me to post this picture of my everyday china. This is the original Wallace China from the 1930s that I use in my kitchen. Quick - what are some of your initial thoughts on blogs?

Chasing Light!

Some mornings and afternoons I could easily consume myself by chasing the light - unfortnately this am this was the only pic I got to take as we were running out the door

Monday, December 3, 2007


I found this skull riding a fence line - Dudley did not like it tied onto the saddle - it didn't help that spiders crawled out of it and down his leg once it was tied on - scary looking spiders I might add - then it bounced against the saddle & pieces fell off it as we rode back to the house. I made it home safely though Dudley was not impressed with my find.


I just couldn't wait until next Halloween to post this photo! This is my retired ranch horse Veinte. What do you think?