Monday, April 25, 2011

Visiting Jason's Ranch.

I totally can't believe I forgot to post these photos!! ACK! Sorry... they are a bit old now. I won't even tell you how long. LOL. :-p But it was COOOOOLD, so it wasn't recently. ;-)

Anywho, I met Jason when I was 16. He was 8. I was an elementary teacher's aide for a class next door to his, and one day the total-sweetie-that-he-is held the door open for me. I signed "thank you very much!" to him, and he FREAKED OUT. LOL. :-D I'm talking *jumping-up-and-down* excited! Heee!

I was, seriously, like one of only five people he'd met (in his life!) who could Sign, and that stoked him out. (Yes, we lived in a VERY small town.) I became his babysitter and Sign Language translator at church after that (no, I'm not a certified translator; I've just always loved to Sign), and I continued doing that through college (whenever I was home...). Now he's grown and graduated from college too. (How did THAT happen!??!?)

He invited me out to his family's ranch (only two hours north of me) one day, and I jumped at the chance to see him!

{You may or may not be able to tell that I'm wearing... like... four VERY warm layers.}

We jumped in the ranch-vehicle-thingy (yes, that's it's technical name) and headed out to meet and feed the cows...

They heard us and came running. They knew it was time to eat, I guess! ;-) They had some HUGE longhorns...

And some little baby guys too... (awwwww!)

He asked if I wanted to get out and help feed. Umm... no. I'll stay in the vehicle *away* from the stampeding cattle, thankyouverymuch. :-)

I'm pretty sure this caramel-colored cow loved me...

Or the camera? LOL. Not sure, but she (he? she?) was *always* looking at me, and honestly, trying to get as close as possible to me! LOL.

See?! Love, I tell ya! ;-)

Then it was time to feed the goats!

SO funny... when we came around the corner (before the goats heard us), we noticed one goat on top of another goat. *ahem*

"Are they doing what I *think* they're doing?!?!??"


Umm... yes. And even a stampede of other goats could not break them up! ;-)
After the dust had settled, so to speak, the poor white goat got pushed all around. Err... yeah. Caught in the act! ;-)
They composed themselves and joined the others. I'm sure their date resumed later when the "kids" were asleep. ;-) (Kids. Get it?! Get it?! Tee hee. :-p) Ahh... good times.

And one last photo of the cutest goat I'd ever seen...

Seriously, wanted to take him home!

But not really because goats eat things like... umm... shirts and blankets and... scrapbooking paper, I'm sure. :-p

And that was my day at the ranch! Hopefully, I'll get to go again. It was pretty fun! :-)

14 comments:

Just Jaime said...

Looks like fun! I didn't know you could sign! That's awesome!

Jessica said...

Wow how fun was that?! I would love to know someone who had all of that to see!

april said...

love this post! thanks for telling me to read it :)

did you know i can sign (very limited) too? I've forgotten most everything that i learned but g's aunt and uncle are both deaf and i took ASL as a college course.

http://www.allisonwaken.squarespace.com/allison-wakens-blog said...

That looks like fun! I love the last goat too - so cute!

Christa said...

What fun! Love all the photos!!

Mary Jo said...

Such a cool story! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Looks like fun, thanks for sharing the pictures!

P.S. I'm having a fun accessories swap on my blog, I'd love for you to join in!

ArlaMo said...

As the daughter of a former cowboy, I loved this post! And very cool that you sign - my daughter is taking ASL in high school and has loved every minute of it.

lisa truesdell said...

love the goats. =) my bigs elem school is the deaf/hard of hearing magnet for our district, so they've learned a little sign language - that's cool that you know it!

penny said...

I'm thinking of some hilarious pages you might make with the "romantic" goats. Or not.

Barb said...

What a cool experience!

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I loved this post! And very cool that you sign - my daughter is taking ASL in high school and has loved every minute of it.hjky

Lei said...

Yeah! You have a blog. :) Thanks for commenting on Sarah's picture on my photography blog! There are more to come I can assure you!!! :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

those horns are out of control but oh so cute! thanks for the blog lovin'!
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