Fall there are humming birds, thick at the ranch.
some of my favorite snapshots.
Saturday October 31, 2009
For Haloween we had a
costume parade and contest at the ranch. It was the most
amazing of any year so far. We had great participation and
some unusual and unique
costumes. You can see a complete set of pictures HERE
- the October Mokelumne River Ranch scrap book. If you go there
and click on slide show in the upper right you get (you guessed it) a
slide show of all the October pictures. Here are a few
October 13, 2009
The storm blew in with unexpected gusto. We went to the
horses as usual in the morning and turned them out to romp in the
indoor - no one else was at the barn. Then it was time to
at home until the rain quit.
In the evening I went out to get
the mail and noticed the colorful leaves (on the right). Then
went to the barn again and laid down clean, dry shavings for our
horses. They were very happy.
October 3, 2009 A family gathering in Arbuckle.
family gathering was immediately planned when word was received that
Don Hall, along with his daughter, Janet, and her husband, Michael (and
their dog, Ginger) would be in Arbuckle for a few days. On
Saturday, October 3, everyone arrived with food in hand and the party
45 pictures available to look at HERE.
click on each picture to see small, medium, large
or original sizes OR click on the upper right corner to see a slide
show of them all. Below are a few of my favorites.
with husband, Peter Livingston; Kathleen “Katrinka” Ford; Hjordes
Norman, with her husband Jeff and daughters Jessica and Hanna; Dawn
Dawson; and nephews Mark Ford and Dave Howe, with his wife,
Linda. Other family members included Florence Uhland; Ruth
Livingston; Gretchen Howe;Kirsten and Sal Montejano and children
Jayden, Orion and Trinity.
The gathering was held at the home of Don’s sister, Mary
Louise & her husband Leo “Bub”
Howe. Weather was
great, food delicious, and there was much laughter as stories developed
about days of yore.
It was a day to remember!
You can click on any picture for a larger version.
evening October 2, 2009
perfectly practical pumpkin pickers pose with the practically perfect
pumpkin pickers as the Photoshopped photographer proudly pops in.
Charmaine, Dave, Laurie and Linda.
Riding in the
background you can see Mary and Wendy.
October 2, 2009
The Fall weather demands a trip to Apple Hill. We decided to
skip riding horses this morning, so we packed Bucky into the car and
headed up the highway. As we pulled out of town we discovered
we should have brought the GPS - and an ice chest. Oh well,
we'll manage. The Fall colors haven't really kicked in yet -
probably in a few more days.
The parking lots were only about a quarter full but that seemed to be a
LOT of people. We passed Ables and went straight to Boa Vista
and bought a couple of boxes of Red delicious apples. The
horses love them and they go great on our breakfast cerial too.
Then it was on to Hill Top Ranch where we always enjoy watching the
little lake and the apple pealing machine.
On up the road we paid a visit to Lava Cap winery, a favorite of
Linda's brother Greg. The "purple" grapes were still on the
vine and there was a truck load of bright green grapes ready for
smashing. They were quite impressive with the sunlight shining through.
As usual, you can click on any picture for a larger version.
To see a slide show of all the pictures click HERE.
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