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Thanksgiving Day Two

Day Two at the farm was a morning of being outside. It was about 38 degrees F, a bit cloudy, and a light breeze: perfect fall weather.

Madison decided to get a drink in the tank by the windmill while we were out. I kept telling her all week she was going to "heaven" this week, and it has been that for her. Too bad she returns to the cement pond and couches this afternoon. Maybe she'll dream of what being a real dog is all about.

We fed the cows from the pens rather than feeding them in the fields, which meant filling the troughs and cafe feeders and getting out of the way when we left and the cows rushed the food.

The feed bag had the motto "A steak in the future" on it...pretty goofy, but I got it.

We also got the Model T Touring (1926) out of the barn. Here's Summer, my sister, Barbara, and Dad headed out for the ride.

They picked up my brother-in-law, Rodney, along the way, but about 200 yrds from the barn, here's what they were doing...

They finally got i…

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving 2007 started Wednesday afternoon going to my parent's farm. That evening we shelled pecans. That's Dad and I using the "Texas Native Inertia Nutcracker"


Summer and Kim dodging the flying shells when they slipped through the "shield."

Here's the end result! Along with the pumpkin and chocolate pies, the deserts were complete.

Yes, Summer and Kim helped with the broccoli and cheese casserole, which turned out quite tasty. I forgot the Cheeze Whiz, but the Velveeta Cheese Mom had in the frig worked just fine.

(Notice the Detroit game in the background. Cowboys after lunch!)

This is the scouting team earlier in the morning planning our next trip around the property.

Here are my girls and me at the farm. (Storey and Graham were with his family this year.)

Here's Mom, Dad and my oldest sister, LaVona, at the gate to the property.

I am a blessed man, whom God has favored for no reason I can think of. Family, friends, and my church family begin a li…