I finally made it up to the ranch around noon where my father in law had prepared a wonderful dutch oven lunch of chicken, beans, green salad, and of course, cobbler. It was delicious! Thanks Larry! The kids love running all over the ranch and lately they have discovered the lizards.
Here are some of the lizard catchers:
Kelsey, Alissa (I think), Alysen, April, Ashley, Judd, and Larry.
They were so proud of their lizards. They are holding the poor, mauled things.
Here are the other lizard catchers: Ainsley, Adri, Kendal, and Aiden, better known as "the 3 year olds." Aiden and Kendal are no longer 3, and there are only 4 of the 6 "3 year olds" in this picture, but it is just easier to refer to them as a group. There were 6 babies born within a 1 year and 1 day time frame. That means all 5 of us wonderful Crane ladies had a baby that year, but Lisa ended up double lucky with twins.
Kendal finally decided that lizard catching was a fun thing too, so here she is plucking a lizard off the tree. Maybe those lizards at the ranch will learn to hide in a deep hole when they hear childrens' voices from now on!
After lunch they headed out one more time to move just a few more cows and a bull. Kelsey got to go this time and she was excited. About 1/2 hour after they left, we got a really nice rain and then some pretty good hail. I was feeling bad for my little cowherder. I found out later she, April, and Emiko got to hide in the horse trailer for the worst of it.
Thanks for a good weekend Cranes and Talbots!