This morning, for the first time in many days, a light rain is falling on the rolling green pastures of the Seventy-four Ranch.Â The new grass is shooting up and we have just drilled fescue seed and fertilized the entire ranch.Â Grass, of course, is the lifeblood of any ranch.Â And we are so grateful this morning that rain is falling softly on ours.
Archive for March, 2007
Larry and I took a walk around the grounds last night in what I call the “Jesus light.” It’s that light before sunset when everything looks so golden and perfect. I have bought some new flowering baskets for the porches and a new azalea topiary. One whole corner of the property is ablaze now with azaleas, dogwoods, crabapple, redbuds and tulips. It makes you feel good just to be alive!
We had a delightful visit from Troop 3660 from Atlanta. The girls got an introduction to what a working ranch is all about. They met our foals, and watched Menny drive up the herds to the fence line. They learned how to feed a horse treats, some horse safety and got to ride my horse Susie. Menny and Larry gave them a roping lesson, and there was a tour of the Butler-Cape house and cabins. A fine morning was finished off with snacks and marshmallows roasted in the fire.