Dragging Practice

Saturday, June 25 –

Nathan and the kids spent some time in the arena today riding horses. They had a lot of fun.

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Stockton practiced dragging a heavy piece of wood around to get his horse used to the idea.



Laundry the Old-Fashioned Way


Stockton, Carolina and Marian stayed busy doing laundry with Atlanta’s hand washer and hanging the clothes out on the line. They got quite good at it and made it fun.

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Marian even has her own clothes line.

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Unusual Clouds Steal the Show

Tuesday, April 19 –

We had a nice shower today which followed on the heels of some earlier rain on the weekend. We didn’t get as much as Cim and Courtney did at Afton, but this will certainly help grow some summer grass. The clouds were so colorful and interesting all afternoon and as the evening progressed, they became more and more dramatic and unusual. Stockton and Nathan were also working on some things around the pens and I was able to snap a few pictures of them, too.

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Nathan spots a coyote out on the first wheat terrace. Stockton takes a long shot at it.

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Clouds in the east and a rainbow.


The horses are curious.


Stockton is hiding under the empty lick tub to try and aggravate his dog, Steel.

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Stockton gets Steel to demonstrate his jumping skills.

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Short Deer Season

Monday, November 23 –

Stockton has become quite the hunter. He got a whitetail ten-point buck and a nine-point mule deer buck in a 24-hour period.

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Way to go, Stockton!

Growing Up Red

Thursday, October 29 –

Steel is getting bigger. He’s very rambunctious and has a lot of spring in his step. He’s so springy that he jumps along beside you as you walk.

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The Buck Jump

Friday, September 25  –

On the way to Matador, we saw these two bucks, still in the velvet, by the road. We pulled over and Stockton was able to get several photos and a video out the back window of the pickup. He got some nice shots.





Stockton’s Reptile Show

Friday, September 25 –
Stockton had a fun “show & Tell” for the elementary classes at Patton Springs School in Afton. He took his lizards, turtles, gecko, snakes and even a dragon. I think he enjoyed it as much as any of the students.

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Summer Ride

Friday, August 21 –

A beautiful evening for a ride.

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Evening Feeding

Friday, August 14 –

Stockton was out feeding the cows and horses. I snapped a couple of shots as he threw out the hay.

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Birthday Goodies

Friday, July 3 –

Carolina’s miracle cake and some birthday gifts for Carolina and Stockton make for a fun evening. We even managed to surprise them with some new bikes.

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The Jeep Ride *with video*

Friday, June 12 –

Tonight we piled in for a quick ride to the mailbox and back. The skies were overcast. Rain was headed our way, but just now the elements were perfect for a jeep ride.

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Still pictures just don’t do this fun ride justice. Jump in and experience it for yourself first hand.


Horse School

Sunday, May 31 –

Nathan, Stockton and Carolina went riding this afternoon. It had been a while since they had all gotten to go together. Nathan said his horse especially needed a lot of “schooling”.

These pictures were taken when they returned.

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