Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A LONG AND WINDING ROAD.......

Feel free to hum along as you read...
This is the road we see when we leave our driveway. Partway down the road is a ranch gate that we need to open and then close behind us. This gate is entrance into Mile-O-More Ranch, ( local lore has it that this name came about because the ranch is about a mile or more from Highway 60) It's what we drive through on our way to the paved road and then on into Mountainair. Actually, I am the gate operator since Roy is the driver! A confession: as a lifelong city girl this whole gate thing required a bit of training. The first time I jumped out to "do the gate", in my excitement I ended up on the wrong side of the gate when I got ready to latch it. Pretty embarassing! Never happened again though!Often we have to slow down to allow various livestock to move out of the way. The horses are sure we have apples for them and have no problem coming up to the windows in hopes of a treat. The cows, on the other hand, just stand in the middle of the road and look stupidly at us. The calves are funny, suddenly getting scared and running awkwardly to find Mom before they get run over! This bull was quite unconcerned with our presence. It was a staring contest and I think he won.

1 comment:

KathyB said...

Oh, how I remember that road d d d ! (and the gate) Thanks for that visual of you on the wrong side of the gate ! (tee hee hee HA HA HA HA .... )