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Friday, June 17 2011

Everything I know to be true in life I learned from Scarlett O'Hara's father:

"Land . . . it's the only thing that lasts."

Yes, as a child of the South, I grew up on Gone With The Wind, and those words branded themselves deep into my psyche.  And so it is that Other Half and I once again left in search of ranch land far away from The City. We had narrowed our search to one area and this time, we went with a realtor - who had to use a jeep to take us there. (my kind of place!)

We stayed with friends and each morning the dogs and I rose to greet the day and play while Other Half slept in.  It didn't suck.




The dogs vote for here!



Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:21 am   |  Permalink   |  12 Comments  |  Email
My vote is with the dogs. DO IT!
Posted by Amy on 06/17/2011 - 11:13 AM
Nice digs!
Posted by Pam on 06/17/2011 - 11:40 AM
Oh, wow! Severe envy if you get it.
Posted by Patty on 06/17/2011 - 01:27 PM
So that's where you've been ;-) Nice water! I don't know enough about ranching to know if the grass types suit cattle/ goats/ sheep. So many questions -- just land for your herds or land to build a house on eventually? Water - is it salty or fresh? Is it clean -- really clean, not polluted in any way? Will it stay clean? (No upriver polluting industries?) Exciting, in any case!
Posted by Terri's Pal on 06/17/2011 - 06:52 PM
I'll bring the wagon and heard sheep for you-looks so pretty there.
Posted by sue in wyoming on 06/17/2011 - 08:53 PM
Wondered where you got to was starting to get worried.I'm with the dogs. Will it be yr water? as Terri's Pal has indicated ditto here. Been coldish here about 10C and rain like the stuff we used to get pre drought, Hope yrs does not last 12 yrs.
Posted by Liz (VicAust) on 06/18/2011 - 02:37 AM
Water in Texas? didn' think you all had anything that nice. Go with the bc's, they always know what is good. Did you swim? did dogs swim? If you do go remember, the dogs will always be wet and probably cool
Posted by Libby on 06/18/2011 - 12:16 PM
Don't I WISH! Unfortunately this lake isn't part of the property. The ranches we're looking at are all about 10-30 minutes from here. Each morning I was able to drive 5 minutes to the lake and let the dogs play while I took a walk.
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/18/2011 - 03:43 PM
The places we are looking at are all suitable for cattle, sheep, and goats. They have deer and wild turkey. The dogs were only allowed to run free on one ranch (because we were on our way out of town and drove our truck there instead of the realtor's jeep) They gave the big thumbs up on that one. It had a hay field!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/18/2011 - 03:48 PM
great pictures! a different kind of beautiful land than what I am familiar with. the dogs look like they are having a glorious outing. Trace has grown up - he doesn't look like a puppy anymore - tho I imagine he still acts like one sometimes.
Posted by clairesmum on 06/18/2011 - 04:10 PM
I figured you were up to no good :-}
Posted by sue on 06/18/2011 - 06:32 PM
Yes, Trace is growing up! He almost looks like an adult now. This was his first vacation and he did quite well!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/20/2011 - 06:16 PM

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