Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Recap

Here we are at Friday already, can you believe it? Some interesting photos to share with you first of all today:

Texas Longhorns. The value of the cow is the measure of its horns.

This one is black and white, and very friendly. Look at the size of those horns!


 Clockwise - Same as above cow from a distance,
A white one
Mama with her calf
Two calves, one developing horns, one just a new baby.


Another wide set of horns on this brown cow. I'm so fascinated with the variety of colors. These are all females, and some of them are pregnant, so there will be lots of babies coming up soon. I'm told they find a place to drop the calf that is secluded, and the owners have to find them to make sure they are protected.

2. I know you all love Polly, so I got a picture of Miss Fuzzy Face on my lap last night. I need to call for an appointment for a trim, for sure.



3. House plants are always a challenge for me, but this winter I've managed to keep two of them alive and thriving. 


Top is a Begonia, and bottom is a Swedish Ivy. So excited that they are doing well.

4. Spring break means Carson gets to come for a visit, so on Tuesday we went to the Pioneer Museum to enjoy some of their volunteers for "how it used to be in Texas". Here's Carson with a Texas Ranger guy (actually Carson has a 3X removed grandfather who was a Texas Ranger).


5. After wandering around the Pioneer Museum, we decided to head out to the LBJ Ranch to visit the Sauer-Beckman Farm, where we saw the largest pig I've ever seen, wallowing in the mud and water.


There were lots of animals on the place, so I'll share those with you another time. 

Joining in today with: (Thanks for hosting, ladies!)
Willy Nilly Friday 5
Five on Friday
Saturday Critters

Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Linda Kay

40 comments:

Patricia said...

My Goodness, that pig is enormous!
Love the Texas long-horns, Linda. Would you believe, I have a photo of myself sitting on one, taken at the Fort Worth stock yards :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those Longhorns are so impressive!
And Polly is sosweet, a real companion.

biebkriebels said...

Those longhorns are very impressive, I saw some in the zoo but they were from another place Kenya, Africa. Nice outing you had at the museum and the farm.

whiteangel said...

The weeks are going quickly...too fast.
The cows are lovely, they sure do have large horns.
You have done well to keep your indoors alive, we had a begonia for years, I got tired of it so disposed of it.
That pig is rather large..

Cathrina Constantine said...

Oh, Man, those are some mighty big horns!!! I'd love to visit Texas some day!! Looks amazing!

John's Island said...

Those are some valuable cows ... judging by horn size :-) ... and that pig -- my goodness sakes! :-)

Tanya Breese said...

wow, those longhorns are quite impressive!! what a great visit you had with carson..he looks so happy to be standing with that ranger! what a fun place...ahhhh polly!! adorable! have a great weekend and thanks for linking :)

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, that is a very big pig isn't it! Nearly as impressive as those amazing cow horns!! I have never seen any so big as that. Glad that you had a good time at the museum! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

Michelle F said...

Hi, Linda Kay!

Enjoyed viewing your pictures!
My mom always liked Begonia's.
Looks like your plants are thriving quite well.
Mine would be long gone :)
I did not inherit my mother's green thumb.

Looks like Carson had a grand time.
Every time I see someone post about a past generation I think about my photo album with all those old pictures.
My plan is to one day upload them to some posts.

Have a great weekend!

mamasmercantile said...

Looks like a great outing with Carson, love the pictures of the longhorns.

Mike said...

I heard the longhorns were specially bred to keep them from wandering into the cabins back then.

Lexa Cain said...

Your dog is the cutest thing ever! Those longhorns look dangerous - to people, to themselves, and to each other. I wonder why they were bred with such long horns. Yay for your grandson's visit and for keeping those plants alive!

Tom said...

#1 Horny devils.
#2 A trim? She looks just right to me.
#3 Good for you.
#4 Two good looking guts.
#5 That's a whole lot of bacon.
Tom The Backroads YTraveller

William Kendall said...

That is a massive pig!

TexWisGirl said...

love the longhorns! i'm always partial to the ones with the colored noses and matching feet. so dang pretty! cute little carson! :) great big pig!

Marie said...

What a wonderful heritage for Carson having that 3X great grandfather as a Texas Ranger! The re-enactor looks pretty cool and I bet Carson had a great time. Love all your photos!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

My goodness those are some long horns alright. My house plants aren't doing so well this year for some reason. I've not done anything different so not sure what's going on. Little Miss Molly sure is cute. Have fun with Carson. Best wishes, Tammy

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of animals. Those longhorns have amazing horns!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I have a friend who raises longhorns. They really are beautiful looking creatures, and so is Miss Fuzzy Face!

Gosia k said...

Your longhors are fantastic in Poland we don't have this species and didn't see it travelling in Europe

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those Longhorns are so interesting looking.
Looks like Carson had a good day learning about history!
I would pinch back those Begonias and that Ivy too it will make them fuller:)

Lin Floyd said...

years ago my mother-in-law gave us a graduation present of some horns...to decorate our living room. It certainly dominated our decor...

Ida said...

Those Longhorns are awesome. Another cool breed with huge horns are Watusi cattle. We saw some once at a local fair show and were amazed at their horns.
Miss Fuzzy Face is really cute.
How nice you have a couple of thriving plants. I can't have plants (or flowers) inside much because our cats tend to chew on them and you never know if they are posionous or not.
What a fun time with the Grandson. That museum sounds fun. Spring break isn't until April here.
That is one big pig.

Rose said...

Every now and then we spot longhorns around here, and they fascinate me. Houseplants are always a challenge for me, but my mom could raise anything.

Romi C said...

The cows have splendid horns.

Shug said...

Got to love the Texas Longhorns...
My goodness, that is most definitely the largest pig I have ever seen...Your little guy is so cute..hope he enjoyed his stay..

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Love the longhorns! I grew up with dairy cattle, whose horns were nothing like those. And that's got to be the biggest pig I've ever seen. Wow. Very cute boy and pup. Sounds like you had some fun outings. Have a great weekend!

Cherdo said...

There's the Daniel Radcliffe sequel to HORNS....LONGHORNS!

Janice C said...

Wow, never seen one of these longhorns. A bit scary looking though!

Selma from eclectichomelife.blogspot.com said...

Love those long horns!

Margaret Adamson said...

beautiful beasts but would not want to argue with one!

carol l mckenna said...

Those 'long horns' are magnificent and great shots and fun photo of your cute grandson!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Those horns are really long! Polly is adorable.

Joyful said...

All great shots! I've never seen a longhorn up close in photos or in real life :-)

carolann said...

Longhorns wow hate to get booted with one of them in my butt.

Pat said...

Those longhorns are certainly impressive!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The pioneer museum sounds like a neat place to visit. I love reading books set in the old West and pioneer days. Hugs, Diane

Kay said...

I can't get over how big the horns on those Longhorn cows are. Wow! They must be really heavy! Polly is so very pretty!

eileeninmd said...

Polly is just adorable! I love the longhorn cattle and the big hog! Great shots. Thank you for linking up, sorryI am late commenting!

eileeninmd said...

Sorry, I am late commenting I think the longhorn cattle are cool! Great shots! Thanks for linking up, happy weekend!

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