Thursday, June 29, 2023

A cowboy hat Christmas ornament. This makes me
think that everything that can be made... has been made.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

~ Random Around the Ranch Photo of the Day ~
Dang gophers and squirrels.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

I am not sure what kind of burrs these are, but it seems
that every time we go outdoors to do something, like pick
apples for example, we end up coming back in with a thousand
of these things stuck to our clothes. And there are always one
or two that we don't find that BITE us.

Oh why nature, WHY?

Friday, June 23, 2023

It looks like it is time to pick a few apples.

So we did.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Lately I have been watching some folks on the Internet who love
to eat hot peppers of all kinds. REALLY hot peppers of all kinds.
I love hot peppers (and hot/spicy foods) myself although I have
never had much more than jalapeno peppers. My son and I had a
conversation about this and we talked about acquiring a pepper or
two to eat (or cautiously nibble the corner of one is more like it).

Well, my son surprised me with a kit to grow a Ghost Pepper. You just
peel the lids off of the top and the bottom of the can, water it, and wait
for the magic to happen. He actually bought this for me a few months
ago and I have been anxiously waiting to water it and put it in the
sun. It finally warmed up around here enough to do that.
We will see what happens. It will be a while.

This is the wrapper that was around
the can for the Magic Plant kit.

Monday, June 19, 2023

So many things are better with barbeque sauce.
This aisle always makes my mouth water.

I remember eating racks of ribs at Tony Roma's many
years ago. MANY years ago. They were delicious.
Tony is kind of thin on his restaurant
locations these days.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

When I was about ten years old, my uncle on my mom's side
taught me how to draw this little design. Maybe you know how to
draw it too. If not, it might be a fun thing to learn.
It just takes five simple steps.

Start out by drawing a square.
Easy so far, right?

Add the lines as you see here.

Add these next lines, and just move on without
thinking what you are thinking.

Next up, draw those little half circle type dealies.
Man, this is starting to get real!

And now finish it up with the larger half circle kind
of lines and bam! Thar she is!

I finished this one up by filling in the colors using my
computer. Kinda cool, eh? Thank you to my uncle.
Knowing how to draw this has provided a bit of fun
and entertainment over the years.

P.S. If you have any difficulty on your first attempt or two,
do not be discouraged. Remember, I am pretty much
a professional at this kind of thing.

Don't give up.

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Well, I found another good deal today at Walmart. I have had
the DVD movie of "Muppet Treasure Island" since 2007, but
it is a fullscreen edition. I have been looking for YEARS for a
deal on this movie in widescreen. Today, I found it.

The DVD for $5.00. Everybody at The Ranch really enjoys
MTI so they all jumped for joy and hoot and hollered when
I arrived home and pulled it out of the bag.


Wednesday, June 14, 2023

~ National Flag Day, 2023 ~
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under
God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Friday, June 9, 2023

It is John Wick Day at El Rancho De La Tex. I bought my
very own copy of "John Wick: Chapter 4" and I will be
watching this again (we saw it at the theater on April 19th)
tonight! Here at The Ranch we love Mr. Wick.

I also got a great deal on a movie I have been looking for since
April of last year. I had gotten "Bohemian Rhapsody" on DVD,
watched it, loved it and needed the upgrade... SOON. Well, it
took over a year but I finally found a 4k copy at a price I could
afford. I will be watching this one again REALLY soon.

Oh, I used a five dollar coupon I had earned. Life, right?

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

We are supposed to be planting, but it is still just so
dang cold. I have a ghost chili and some jalapenos that
I am really anxious to get started.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

How about a Mickey Mouse backscratcher
from Disneyland from I don't know when!

Thursday, June 1, 2023

The guys on my computer desk are
getting along famously.