Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Yippy Ti Yi Yay!

Hello, Dear Ones!
I know everyone is Falling and even some of you are Christmasing.
Not me!
I wanted to share with you a wonderful weekend Mr. Precious and I had recently!

We got the chance to go visit a ranch.
That's the little owner in the carriage and guess what? 
He's 93 years young! What a little hoot he was.

Just look at these beautiful and spirited horses. 
They were truly strutin' their stuff.

Now along with the ranch came a huge huge brick building which held one of the largest carriage collections in the U.S.

Aren't these just wonderful?

This is a very special carriage.

I was so excited to see this!
It was used in the movie Gone With the Wind!
Just think, Scarlet's bum sat on that seat! :)
Just so you'll know, I did touch the carriage with my most dainty fingers.

This was a darling little couple who posed for me.

Horse accoutrements! :)

Then we were ready for a hay ride to tour the fields.

We had a little companion who tagged along with us.
Meet Lulu.

Lulu was so energetic and ran ahead of us. Behind us. Beside us. When our hay ride truck bed stopped, she would hop on and give everyone kisses and hop off. Then she'd hop back on again and almost ate a lady's hat! :)
I just had to laugh.

On this ranch they raised bulls.
Aren't they something else?

There were little baby cows, calves. 
I'm not very countrified with the correct country farm lingo so you'll have to excuse me.

Cute little babies.

Now I was a bit confused.
They said they raised bulls and I thought bulls were male but these were mommies to the little babies, so they have to be cow bulls.
That's right ~ these are mama bulls. :)

Those mama bulls and baby bulls did not scare little Lulu.
No, no Nannette, they did not!
She just decided she'd cool off in their drinking spot. 
Just so you'll know, she jumped out of the water, wiggled off some water and jumped back on the truck bed with us. 
What a little hoot.

It was just a gorgeous day and I felt like a kid playing out in the country.

Now I'll let you all get back to your Thankgivinging and your Christmasing and I just may join you.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Happy Trails To You

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.
Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

Some trails are happy ones,
Others are blue.
It's the way you ride the trail that counts,
Here's a happy one for you.

Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin' until then.
Who cares about the clouds when we're together?
Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather.

Happy trails to you, 'till we meet again.

~ sung by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans


  1. What a wonderful experience! You saw a little bit of everything in your visit! I would have loved seeing the carriage that was in Gone with the Wind! And today I posted myself with an Indian...and you're hanging out with cowboys! How funny!

  2. Love those wool blankets. The carriage from Gone With The Wind is special.

  3. Looks like you had a great day Sheila! The carriages are beautiful and it's neat to see the gentleman riding in one. Didn't know there were lady bulls:@)

  4. What wonderful pictures - sure looks and sounds like the 2 of you had alot of fun! I love going on carriage rides!!

    Jan ♥

  5. What a fun time!!! Loved seeing the pictures, especially that very special carriage!!!!I am sure your tiny little fingers did NO damage to it:):). XO, Pinky

  6. What fun! That was an unique place to visit! I love your pictures of the bulls and calves! They would be beautiful framed! You did an awesome job capturing their beauty!

  7. Shelia- It looks like you had a wonderful time. What a perfect day. I love the funny gentlemen in the buggy! You have some gorgeous photos here- xo Diana

  8. Wow what a fun experience that must have been! The young 93 yr. old gentleman looked very impressive! The carriages are fabulous and how cool is that to see the one from Gone With The Wind! Cute dog too and lol on the cows!

  9. What fun a hay ride. I remember my last hay ride I was sixteen. Nice trip, getting to see thoses carriages was grand.

  10. Looks like a wonderful time!! Sweet photos! The carriages are so neat! Have a great week! xo Heather

  11. This looks like so much fun! What a great idea to visit a ranch! I don't know my bulls from roosters but I do know I could just steal that little Lulu! And it was very cool to see the carriage Scarlett rode in! Thanks so much for sharing your pics!


  12. What a fun adventure. Wish you had been able to hop up in that carriage and sit where Scarlett had! Lol.

  13. Thank you for sharing with us your fun adventure...I also had great fun just reading your post. There's so much to learn from you Nannette....and at one point, I also got a bit confused about 'mommy bulls'... :)

  14. Well what a fun day out. I have to admit to being a little confused too, I also thought mummy bulls were cows. Oh well...


  15. That sounds like fun!! The carrige from Gone With The Wind is awesome. Lulu sounds hilarious!! So happy that you had a lovely weekend!!!

  16. What an awesome place to visit, and although I'm a born-and-bred country girl, I never ever heard of girl bulls. So glad you got to touch Scarlett's carriage, how exciting! Hugs ~ Mary

  17. What a wonderful trip! I would have touched Scarlet's carriage too! I love seeing what a landoulet (sp?) is as I have just finished reading all of Jane Austin's novels and there are so many different carriages and of course, what kind you had, determined your status. I would love to see all of the different kinds in person!

  18. Wow, looks like you had an amazing time...I would have loved it!!! Great photography too Sheila...love those cows!

  19. Thanks for sharing this post! I love looking at your pictures and looks like it was all fun and memorable! Hug and blessings, Cindy

  20. Oh Sheila,
    What a beautiful place. Sounds like you and Mr. Precious had a wonderful time...And how cute is Lulu. Wishing you a beautiful day.


  21. Lulu IS a hoot! She would have been the best part for me :) Looks like you had an amazing time.

  22. What a fun day you had down on the ranch. Such an interesting place with all the beautiful carriage collection. I actually just bought the movie "Gone With the Wind" to watch as I haven't seen it in years. I'll be watching for that scene with the carriage. I'm one of the ones who is already for Christmas! I decorated on Monday but the tree won't go up for a couple of weeks. Hugs, Pamela

  23. It is fun to be a kid for a day, isn't it? It looks like you had a wonderful day at the ranch, and Lulu was the star of the show! Happy Trails!

  24. I love this, Shelia. what a fun day and a great tour!...Christine

  25. Oh wow, Shelia, what a beautiful place. Oh, and Lulu, now you should have brought her home with you and called me. I would have gladly taken her off your hands. What a little doll she seems to be (can you tell I am a dog lover?)
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  26. Looks like you had a great time! You take such beautiful photos, Shelia. The one of Lulu peeking up through the water cracks me up...so cute!

  27. Sheila,

    You always have so much fun! Those Mama Bulls look ferocious! I wouldn't want to get in their way! I'm not Christmasing yet. I am removing some of the fallness though so I'll be ready. ;)

  28. Lulu is a hoot!! Reminds me of one of our sweet little doggies we had years ago. Caleb loved the water and loved to run everywhere. We had a galvanized tub that we kept full of water so he could jump in it and cool off after all his running!

    Thank you for taking us on your outing!!! It was great fun!

    bee blessed

  29. Shelia,
    What a fun day at the Ranch!!!
    Looks as if you had a great time. I'm a City Girl through and through, too...don't have a clue what they call those animals!!! ha! Thanks for sharing your adventure in the country with "Mr. Precious"...with us!

  30. What a great trip. Thank you for letting us enjoy your day also. The pictures were great.

  31. Beautiful place to visit! It sounds like you guys had great fun! The pictures are gorgeous!

  32. I love it. And that owner was 91? wow!! Where was the ranch?

  33. WHAT a place Shelia! This was fabulous and you couldnt have selected a better bunch of photos to showcase your outing and the ranch itself. The photos are awesome!! Brahman cattle too!! crossed with Herefords by the look of those calves. Honestly what a great place and those horses and all the stuff - WOW!

  34. Hi Dear Shelia,
    Sorry to have been away so long, but computer issues got the best of me. But I'm back up and running now. I see that you have been keeping yourself quite well zipping around in a horse drawn carriage with the Mister! What a romantic!
    Hope you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!


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