Day after Christmas
In the afternoon we went again to Gibson’s, (the hardware/general store), as we walked in Dave said “I want to work here!” It’s like an Elliots way back when. Then on to the ranch again.
By evening we were again at Jessamine’s parents house. As we walk in, Jessamine’s niece is standing in the living room like a princess in her debutante dress that Jessamine’s sister has made.
Jessamine and her mom are marking and cutting the dress to length. It was a scene out of the movies.
Elaine and I got to tour the ranch.
Watch Tom feed the sheep- black Barbado breed, no wool just hair, the rams have great curled horns. Lots of newborn kids bouncing around like they are on springs. Lots of bleating and sheep talk. Made us laugh.
We got to go in the tree house, it’s complete with carpeting and pella windows. 🙂 They do things up right nice.
Sleeping porch, bench in the trees, then up to the enclosed room. Good blind for shooting deer.
At the base is a fire ring, with tree stumps to sit on that look like they will walk away any minute.
Saw the shooting range in an old caliche pit.
Tom is a world class marksman. I expect the others are too.
Then we drove around and Elaine fed the deer. Pouring cans full of feed out the window as Tom drove around. The deer are practically tame, popped up from the grass as we come into view. They know the drill.
Final view in the twilight of a gorgeous buck standing in silhouette against the evening sky. Perfect. Something the camera can’t capture.
Then dinner at the house, another great meal and good company.
The time spent here is the highlight of our trip. Many thanks to Jessamine and her family’s hospitality.